I bought a crepe pan many years ago at a thrift store. It was last year that I finally tried it. Very easy to use and fun. But I don't have good ideas about what to fill them with. I like this idea and I suppose I could do it with other berries. And maybe just regular lime juice OR lemon juice? FYI it's almost impossible for me to follow a recipe exactly.
I love pancakes. When I get a craving for pancakes, that craving does not go away until I have them, not matter how long it takes. I'm happy to use a healthier recipe. But calories are not an issue in the pancake recipe. It's the maple syrup. I use a ton of it and only the real stuff will do.
I don't remember where I found this but I love unique, non-meat versions of chili. Make a big batch and freeze so you don't have to do it again for awhile.
6 cup vegetable stock or broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cayenne
1 pkg (16 oz) red lentils
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
1 dices sweet onion
1 diced carrot
2 diced celery ribs
3 cloves chopped garlic
2 bay leaves
2 cans (15oz each) chickpeas
Whisk vegetable stock or broth, tomato paste, mustard, cumin, salt, turmeric and cayenne. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and bay leaves. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove bay leaves. Stir in drained and rinsed chickpeas. Serve with naan
The magazine is Vegetarian Times. The recipe is from a restaurant in Montreal. No, I am not familiar with the restaurant but I did try this recipe and it was GREAT! I do love all pea soups (unless say, there was cilantro in it but who would do that??)
Sorry for the food stains but that's just proof I actually did make this. Well, no it isn't but I did make it.
That's 2 teaspoons of garlic powder in case the splotch is covering it up. And number 3 says remove bay leaves.
I like the idea of making things that you normally buy and don't think about making. Like crackers. It just hit me one day. I want to make crackers. The oddest thing of that is that I don't even buy crackers.
This recipe came from Rachael Ray Magazine. Haven't tried it yet but I shall, oh yes, I shall.
I love Rugelach. With chocolate inside, not fruit or anything else. JUST CHOCOLATE. I'd never made them before but this recipe is made with melted ice cream! 'Nuff said. First run was pretty good. Note to self, roll it out thinner and add more chocolate. Done.
1/2 Stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter or nondairy margarine, room temperature
3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
2 Large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 Ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
1/2 Cup matza meal
1/4 Teaspoon coarse salt
4 Large egg whites
8 Ounces chocolate chip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter or margarine and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Add chocolate, matzo meal and salt. Beat until mixture just comes together. (It should be thick.)
In a clean bowl and with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Add chocolate chips, and stiff. Let stand 15 minutes.
Scoop 2-inch balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack, for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack, and let cool completely.
So yes, I baked these for Passover this year and OMG they are good! Messy to bake but then, I make a mess making toast so it's not an issue.
Passover is a holiday that I never considered baking for. This year though, I noticed my Pinterest feed showing a stream of desserts for Passover. This planted the seed. Then in Martha Stewart Living I found a pie crust made of Matza (spell it as you choose.)
Martha suggested some sort of curd filling but I went with apples. It ended up being more of a baked apple with crumble type dish but I thought it was quite tasty. Originally I thought I might try strawberries but there were no really good strawberry sales that week and I had apples. I'm thinking lemon pie filling would be amazing in this crust.
I found a cookbook called Light Menus at the pool. I pick up ALL cookbooks, or magazines with recipes. I save the books for a friend of mine who collects cookbooks. There were only 2 recipes in the book that I want to try. This one I picked because A. I like scones and B. I have 2 large Rosemary plants in my yard that grow like weeds...which is good because weeds are almost all I can grow.
I gave these a whirl today and they are quite yummy. I didn't bother with gluten-free oatmeal because I am pro gluten. Also didn't bother with vegan chocolate chips. I had some semi-sweet and white chocolate swirl that I used. I may have added more than called for. Oops. But this is a nice snack. I like to have bar type food in the house in case I'm running around and need to stick something in my bag, just in case. I'm prone to shakes and chills occasionally if I haven't eaten. I'll freeze part of it just for that purpose.
This blog has been dormant for a LONG time. I'm still busy with my Etsy shops, making that cute stuff for ChezChani and selling supplies on ChezChaniSupply. But I just don't have a whole lot to say about it.
Another thing I love to do is look at and collect recipes. I pick up magazines that people leave at the lending library at the pool and cut out quite a few which then pile up on my already piled up kitchen counter. So, how to organize?
My favourite way to organize online things is Pinterest. So I'm giving this a whirl. I'm posting the recipe here, then pinning it. BOOM!
Anyone is free to peek in here but really, this is all about me :-)
BTW I did make these and they are really good. I can see myself making them regularly instead of buying frozen veggie Burgers at Costco.