Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waffle crab cakes

http://www.skinnytaste.com/waffled-crab-cakes/
Waffle crab cakes

This can be any kind of tinned fish cakes, really. I made a double recipe of this but used 1 can 14.5 oz salmon and 1 can 6 oz lump crab. Drained of course. The rest of the recipe was doubled. It was so good. We ate it with salad greens and ranch for dipping sauce.

Clyde loved this. He likes fish already, but he was as excited about these as real waffles with syrup. Win. I will have to make more savory waffle dinners. We all liked the dish quite a bit. I used 1/4 cup liquid whites to equal 2 egg whites.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pressure cooker split pea soup

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/vegetarian-split-pea-soup
Pressure cooker split pea soup

 Use an entire 1 lb package of split peas, it is just barely over 2 cups. Also I used chicken broth (or rather 6 cups water and 6 bullion cubes) instead of vegetable broth. Put first 9 ingredientes into pressure cooker.

I did 30 minutes yesterday and it was too long, so next time pressure cook for 20 minutes. Then after its done, add 1 pound of chopped ham or turkey ham and serve.


It tastes really great and doesn't need a ham hock or sauteing veggies ahead of time or anything. Just put uncooked veg in with the broth and split peas.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oatmeal Pancakes

http://www.food.com/recipe/family-favorite-oatmeal-pancakes-52999#activity-feed
Oatmeal Pancakes

My new favorite pancake. I used 2 cups of oats and soaked them for 2 hours in the milk. These were really great. Not exactly the same as the oatcakes at Manna cafe, but close enough to make me happy. I didn't measure the flour but used 90 grams.

This is just barely enough for our family right now.
Try using quick oats next time.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quinoa redemption

http://eatwithinyourmeans.com/pressure-cooker-quinoa/
Quinoa is great when cooked this way. I have a new respect for quinoa. It was always soggy and gross before, but cooked this way it has been good.

Tarragon Chicken and Rice Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/231509/tarragon-chicken-and-rice-soup

I used 2 quarts broth. It was quite a thick soup after it sat for a few minutes cooling. Could have used even more broth. This would have been fine with half the rice too. I cooked an entire cauliflower in the broth first and pureed it so the soup would be more creamy.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Black Bean Brownies

3 Eggs
1 Can Black Beans (Rinsed)
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (You can use butter too if you don't need it to be dairy free)
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa powder


Just blend it all up in a blender and cook for 25-30 min at 350.

These were pretty good. I will make these again. I got this from Melissa Neary and it called for honey, but i don't like honey with chocolate. And I don't digest honey as well as sugar.

Better Broccoli Casserole

http://eatwithinyourmeans.com/pressure-cooker-quinoa/
http://cookieandkate.com/2016/better-broccoli-casserole-recipe/
Better Broccoli Casserole

This is the first dish I've made with quinoa that I actually like. I rinsed the quinoa and made it using the pressure cooker method described in the first link. (1:1 ratio using wet grains...high pressure 1 min, depressurize for 15)

I used 1 lb broccoli, stems included.

This was really tasty. I just used a handful of gluten free breadcrumbs and didn't do any garlic saute. That probably would have made it even better, but it was super tasty as it was.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

http://damndelicious.net/2017/02/10/sheet-pan-teriyaki-salmon/

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

This was great. I used only 1 giant carrot and it was yummy. I used 4 oz salmon fillets and store bought teriyaki sauce and baked 18 minutes.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Whole Egg Coconut Macaroons

https://twospoons.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/whole-egg-coconut-macaroons-the-easiest-cookie-youll-ever-meet/
Whole Egg Coconut Macaroons

These cookies were great--I hate whipping egg whites so these were super easy and fast macaroons. Definitely use the baking paper or silpat. I made them inside muffin tins and they all stuck badly and had to be scraped out. The crust on these is divine. I reduced the sugar to 80g since I used sweetened shredded coconut, and I'm guessing the original recipe wants unsweetened. They were plenty sweet.

Enchilada Soup

http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/easy-enchilada-soup/

I made this recipe with the following alterations: Added 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, did not include the fresh salsa. Used a large 32-oz can of red enchilada sauce instead of 2 10-oz ones. Used 15 oz can corn instead of frozen. Added ~1 cup leftover refried beans to thicken. Did not add garlic. Added ~ 2 tbsp lime juice.

And this was a great soup and easy since it utilized leftovers and food from cans. It was definitely spicy, the leftover shredded chicken I used was already seasoned with taco seasoning and so made it even spicier. But with sour cream, cheese, and old broken chips on top, it mellowed and Ila loved it when she has rejected spicy things in the past. Clyde did not eat any. :)

Protein Waffles

http://damndelicious.net/2016/07/15/healthy-protein-waffles
Protein Waffles

I also made this to go with it: https://lrhrecipes.blogspot.com/2015/11/blueberry-syrup-unsweetened.html and it didn't use an entire 12 oz bag. so 10 oz seems about right. It made about a cup. I did add a little bit of stevia (one 1/16 tsp scoop) to the syrup. The syrup made about 1 cup total.

These definitely seemed more filling than usual waffles. I did 1.5x the recipe and it made 8 waffles with my waffle maker (the first one was pretty small though). If I'd measured it right from the beginning and used nearly 3/4 cup batter per waffles, it would probably have been more like 7 full circular waffles. Cottage cheese and eggs really make it super filling.

I also served it with trader joes bacon...my favorite...but totally unnecessary with this recipe since it is already high in protein. Based on the original recipe, the 1.5x version should make 9 waffles with 240 calories each. So if it only makes ~7 then the calories are 308 per waffle if 2% cottage cheese is used.

Ila and Clyde both asked for waffles for the next two days so they really loved waffles. I need to make these regularly.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Almond flour and oatmeal Banana Muffins

http://www.fortheloveofbasil.com/healthy-almond-flower-banana-muffins/
Almond flour and oatmeal Banana Muffins

These were very good. I used brown sugar instead of honey and added a little bit of chopped 85% dark choc to the batter, and some shredded coconut. I also used cashew butter only because i'm trying to use up the last bit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Soaked Flour Free oatmeal pancakes

https://www.nourishingdays.com/2010/06/soaked-flour-free-oatmeal-pancakes/
Soaked Flour Free oatmeal pancakes

These were fine. Nothing amazing. Technically flourless. It took extra time to spread each pancake out. So these may not be as fast to make.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mushroom Casserole

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/mushroom-casserole-recipe.html
Mushroom Casserole

This was pretty good. I made it from her cookbook which calls for gruyere instead of parm. I didn't have fresh tarragon so i put dried in with the rest of the mixture.
I made this in my 2.5 qt oval bake dish.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Applesauce Muffins (egg and dairy free)

http://www.fivehearthome.com/2013/09/30/dairy-free-egg-free-spiced-applesauce-muffins-or-first-birthday-applesauce-cake/
Applesauce Muffins (egg and dairy free)

I used my homemade applesauce for this and then halved the sugar. It was still plenty sweet for a muffin, but probably not as sweet as a cake.