Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lime Cake
Lime Cake

This was a really delicious cake. I used more zest than it called for, whatever I could get from the 5 (real limes, not key limes) limes I juiced. I would make this again for sure. It's my new favorite cake!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Chocolate pudding with gelatin

This uses gelatin instead of cornstarch. I also put in an egg. This is so great. 5 oz sugar is too much. I use 1/3 cup sugar at most. This is easy to make a low carb version.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Instant Pot Egg Custard
Instant Pot Egg Custard

I adjusted this recipe in the following way:

1 cup milk (have only tested with 2% fairlife)
2 eggs
sprinkle salt

and 2.5 tbsp sugar or substitutes (have done 1 tbsp swerve w/ 5 drops sweetleaf stevia toffee. Wasn't quite sweet enough)

use stick blender a little to blend.

Put in bowl and cover with tin foil, on steam rack, with 1 cup water in bottom of pot. High pressure for 5 minutes and let natural release for 10 minutes after.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

King Arthur Cornbread
King Arthur Cornbread

This was really great. I doubled it and put it in a sheet pan. Also added cheddar, corn, and scallions. Very good.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sourdough Naan
Sourdough Naan

This was a fail. I used old unfed sourdough starter and the dough turned out far too wet. I used regular yogurt but i doubt that accounts for it. The author claims the recipe is something she "can handle, even on the busiest days." I emphatically disagree...i wont make it again. There are better naan recipes out there with tastier results.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weeknight Curry

This is from super natural every day, heidi swanson.  I used this method but instead did the vegetables/meat i had on hand.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

The best pot roast I've ever made. Seriously good. I used a sirloin roast that I had already...and it was half frozen when I started (after soaking it in water for 20 min). I used balsamic in the deglaze step. Definitely must make this again. The website it came from is terrific for instant pot cooking.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pressure cooker chicken breasts

2 chicken breasts, one weighing 380 grams (big!).
1 jar simmer sauce. I used tikka masala. Save the runny sauce for a curry soup. Water from the chicken made it runny.

Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes + 10 minutes natural release. I adjusted this recipe to get that mount. The breasts were moist and great with a temp about 170.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waffle 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
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
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.
Note: quick oats were inferior. Regular oats are best!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quinoa redemption
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

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
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.