Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
With Tender Vegetables
|This sweet little platter was a birthday gift from my niece Rachel and her sweet hubby Jared. This photo is of this recipe, but I cut it in half for two for lunch. As you can see it's still a substantial amount. We had no problem eating it all!|
Quinoa is one of my very favorite things to eat. I almost love it as much as chocolate. Almost. Anyway,
many years ago (that makes me sound so old! but I'm not) I was blithely shopping in our town's health food store and ran across this wonderful book called "Gourmet Grains" copyright 1993, by Candia Lea Cole.
I love this little book which is jam-packed with so many different grains
Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Double-Chocolate Mocha Brownies
Oh how I wish you could have breathed in the incredible aroma of these brownies while they were cooking! And even better, I sure wish you could taste one still warm when cut. These are super easy, and soooo delicious. I was having a craving so badly for something chewy-fudgy-heavenly, and what else could satisfy that but Brownies!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tender Crispy Battered
Fried Chicken Dinner
Fried Chicken Dinner
|Crispy Gluten Free Battered-Tender Fried Chicken Dinner!|
I've decided that some general cooking qualifies under the gluten free category that I'm posturing about. After all, the gravy is gluten free, as well as the chicken batter, so that cinches the deal, right? Right!
It occurred to me that there's a major misunderstanding regarding many types of cooking and eating choices that different people make for just as many different reasons. For example; vegetarians do not want any animal products save for dairy and eggs. Vegans don't want any animal products, period, no eggs, no dairy, no thank you. Then you have those that eat raw foods only, never cooking anything, I'm sure there's a "title" for their group but I don't know what it is, do you? Let me know, please. There are those who eat chicken and fish, but no beef, veal, or lamb. Then there are those that eat only fish and rice and vegetables with some occasional fruits. I'm sure we could go on and on....
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Guiltless Decedent Chocolate Cloud Cake!
I was inspired regarding this luscious dessert while checking out Nigella Lawson's recipes. She uses Contreau and orange zest in hers. I used Creme de Cacao. You could use whatever flavoring you want as all of them would be amazing.
I love to watch her cook and read her recipes, she's very down to earth with a great sense of humor, and her recipes are generally pretty simple.
You know you're in a hurry when you really don't stop to analyze every minute detail. Such as baking these gorgeous chocolate treats on pretty much you're worst looking baking pan. You know, the one you were going to clean this last weekend? <sigh>
Baking on an old marred baking pan in no way taints the ultimately indulgent-consuming of this to-die-for ethereal pleasure, however.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I find myself at a culinary crossroads. I am "now"gluten intolerant. Actually we, (the Doctor and I) think this is probably at the root of lifelong issues with my stomach. This does not sit well with me as I could live on bread! Not anymore. I love baking breads, cakes, cookies... you name it, I can bake it! So now I'm faced with the challenge of changing everything possible to gluten-free. And, pass it off to my family without a lot of hub-bub. My husband Greg and my son Christopher are doing a very good job of excepting these changes, but occasionally the request for "regular stuff" comes in and I do it for them out of love.
Friday, January 10, 2014
My Favorite Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread