it’s rainy and gross out. and i don’t have to be a real person until 3:30!!! so i emptied my fridge and am cooking and baking until i’ve made something great out of it all. so far, so good! banana-date-walnut muffins, anyone? i think i’ll take them to church choir tonight. this is a gwyneth paltrow recipe, from her amazing book, IT’S ALL GOOD. and is … Continue reading happiness is a warm muffin.
or MARTINI, if you’d like! i’ve tried this fall delight both ways, and i love it. FRESH APPLE MOCK-TINI here’s what you need: apple cider simple syrup (i used the cinnamon/vanilla/brown sugar infused simple syrup from my MOCKTAILS post) (add vodka or rum, if you’re going for a “leaded” drink!) shake with ice until very cold, and pour into a martini glass. top with a … Continue reading fresh apple mock-tini
has anyone tried amaranth yet? i’ve there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits of this grain, and i had been meaning to pick some up at the grocery store for months. well, i finally did it, and am eating it for breakfast right now! it is DELICIOUS. well, what’s not delicious when you cook it in coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup? … Continue reading breakfast amaranth.
this is really filling, really good, and really healthy. a triple threat… BUTTERNUT SQUASH/BLACK BEAN TACOS CUT UP A BUTTERNUT SQUASH INTO SMALL CUBES, TOSS THEM IN OLIVE OIL, AND THROW INTO A FRYING PAN. BROWN, TURN OCCASIONALLY, AND ADD THE FOLLOWING SPICES: SALT, PEPPER, GARLIC, CHILI POWDER, CUMIN, AND A TOUCH OF CINNAMON. COOK TILL YOU GET SOME COLOR, AND COVER WITH A LID … Continue reading butternut squash and black bean tacos.
does the title sound egotistical? i’m just merely stating a fact. besides, i only found the recipe ~ i didn’t invent it. and i did add a few special touches, but really, it was perfect to begin with. one bite of this soup, and you will feel better in every way. CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP 6 CUPS CHICKEN STOCK (OR USE THAT BETTER THAN BOUILLON STUFF … Continue reading THEEEEEE best chicken noodle soup EVER.
i have two lovely women in my life who are expecting. congratulations, ladies! and probably a few others who might not be “drinkers”, so to speak. i, myself, have cut way back on the sauce. so i have been inspired lately to do a little mocktail test kitchen. these are just ideas that, i hope, will spark your creativity. i think the answer is to … Continue reading challenge: MOCKTAILS.
am i the last person to figure this out, or am i the first? tuna with asian flavor. it’s so amazing. it really satisfies your craving for asian food, only, you just pop open a can of tuna. no cooking necessary. i try to eat tuna as much as i can. if you warm up tuna, it helps raise your serotonin level, and i use … Continue reading tuna salad ~ asia style.
i made this eggplant involtini when the hub’s boss came over for dinner, and i thought it was the best thing i’d had in a long time. this is from the cookbook, “under the tuscan sun”, by frances mayes. i only tweaked the recipe slightly… EGGPLANT INVOLTINI here’s the concept, which could be the inspiration for a lot of different variations: THINLY SLICED EGGPLANT, BRUSHED … Continue reading eggplant involtini.
it’s fall here in kansas city, and no one, i tell you, NO ONE, loves fall as much as i do. i’m sure vermont is a wondrous sight to behold in the fall, but kansas city is where i want to be when the leaves turn. i’m not a person who brags, and if i do, i’m usually kidding. but i’m serious when i say … Continue reading fall…