Thursday, 24 January 2013

Cocoa Almond Yummies

Some people call them Larabars or energy bars. I call them Cocoa Almond Yummies and I don’t eat them for workout fuel although I’m sure you could.  These puppies are dairy free, gluten free, soy free and delicious.  Whenever I make a batch of these in this house they are gone, gone, gone.  I love that they are a ‘treat’ but have no junk in them.  Plus they are as about as easy to make as you can imagine.  Four simple ingredients go in the blender and then in the fridge.  That’s it.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Veggie Packed Pasta and Cheese

I have always made my daughter’s mac and cheese from scratch and I’ve always added veggies to it. She thinks that “other stuff”, the kind that comes in the box is “yuck”.  I have to agree with her.  About a year ago I decided to try the old cauliflower trick, adding cauliflower to the cheese sauce.  I really didn’t think it was going to fly because she HATES cauliflower. 

It totally worked.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Two Types of Quiche


The other day we had some friends over for dinner and I decided to make a couple of quiche.  I like quiche because they are quick to make and you and use almost any type of filling you have on hand.  I wanted to make one vegetarian and one meat option so I went with spinach and feta and ham and broccoli.  You can use anything you have in the fridge.  Mix two types cheeses together, add caramelized onion, sundried tomatoes, or asparagus, whatever you have.  Just stick to the basic quantities of egg and milk and try something new!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Easiest Banana Bread Ever


Not only is this the easiest banana bread ever it is also yummy, moist and completely addictive. I don’t know where I got the original recipe but I am eternally grateful to the author. I have tweaked it, hugely decreasing the sugar and adding in some brown flour. Most recipes do not need nearly as much sugar as called for. This one originally called for 1 whole cup of sugar. Way too much in my opinion especially since overripe bananas are already quite sweet. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.  Enjoy!