Cooking organic oatmeal is slightly different than the conventional kind. Here are some basic tips to get you going.
We all know how the advertising industry has done a marvelously sinister job in brainwashing many of us into believing that convenience foods are actually good and also “convenient”. OK, case in point let’s compare our homegrown blueberry yogurt against the ..ugh.. pre-made fruit in the cup stuff. But before we actually get into prep time we need to take a step back and review some of the experimentation we’ve done so far .. The first thing we tried was just taking fresh blueberries and plopping them into a cup of yogurt (we like using [...click to contimue reading...]
Was doing some smoothie experimentation yesterday and came up with one that tastes like this creamy, evil, delicious milk shake kind of thing. Anyway the key is that it’s non-dairy, no gluten, high protein, high vitamins and very low cholesterol. Here goes: Shopping List: 1 Cup of No-Fat or Low Fat Vanilla Flavored Yogurt 1 1/2 Cups of Mixed Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries and Pineapple (make sure you get a real pineapple and not open a can of something that was grown over 2 years ago) 1 Cup of Soy Milk Note that all ingredients as well as the glass jar of your [...click to contimue reading...]
Well, back from the no-blog vacation (like blogging about food is something I needed a vacation from). Anyway goofed off for a number of weeks, met some incredible people and just up’d everything by two levels. .. It’s been a very, very nice couple of weeks. Anyway, back to Soy Milk. This is West Soy’s brand. One of those beverage products that comes in a box that needs no refrigeration.. And this is nice especially if you’re roughing it with a backpack in the middle of nowhere. It has this plastic tab kind of thing with a [...click to contimue reading...]
I could go into all the facts about how coffee once out of the roaster starts it’s slide down the slippery slope towards staleness and un-drinkability.. A horror show for the taste buds actually. … We have oxidation going on, flavor compounds degrading to the point where they’ve become extinct in your beans, flatness.. etc. etc. So like everything in cooking .. Fresh is Truely Best. But that being said, it all depends upon your logistics as well. For instance, you have a problem if you’re driving an hour every day to get fresh coffee right from your favorite [...click to contimue reading...]
I’ve been missing in action for about a week due to tax time (and last weekend Diane collared me to have one day of fun .. she’s taking her 5th grade class camping this week so she needed time to hang out. .. so we hung out). Anyway, during all of this I needed some adventure so I picked up some Horizon Organic Yogurt (fat free) for the first time. Here’s the deal. .. Ingredients are Organic grade A pasteurized nonfat milk, fructan (NutraFlora, a natural dietary fiber), pectin, live and active cultures (S.thermophillus, L. bulgaricus, [...click to contimue reading...]
This is one of those classic recipes, maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not but it’s one I grew up on. Basically, this is a slice of bread that you make a hole in the center of. Then you butter it up, toss it into a fry pan and then crack an egg in the center. Cook, flip and Wa-La. .. But like any recipe (an especially one involving eggs), there’s a right way and a disastrous way to do it. Here’s the right way…by the way Di was visiting this weekend and she loves the things. We [...click to contimue reading...]
My friend Diane is trying to cut down the amount of fat in her diet and wanted to know how best to make a hard boiled egg as a substitute for fried. Here it is: Shopping List: Spring Water (enough to cover the eggs in your saucepan & fill a cooling bath) Organic Eggs Recipe: Place Spring Water in the Frig 8 hours before to cool down. If you don’t have 8 hours just add some ice. This is for the cooling bath. Place the eggs in a saucepan. Add Spring Water until the eggs are [...click to contimue reading...]
Omelettes have so many variations that are great..you literally can remake the basic omelette in any way to suit your taste. Well, here’s one that I particularly like..cheese and spinach.
OK ready for this?.. Seems that Sean O’Connor has inventor something called the Batter Blaster (that’s Batter not Bladder). This thing, food product or whatever, shoots out ready to cook pancake batter from an aerosol can. Sort of like a Cheese Wiz concept except for pancakes. This labor saving product hopes to alleviate us from the grueling task for measuring flour and other ingredients and the exhausting mixing which follows. And to it’s credit, reportably delivers USDA-Certified Organic Batter…But, and this is an unfair statement because I don’t plan to ever be buying any, I [...click to contimue reading...]