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Time savings . . .

I’ve heard people say (and even I have said), “I don’t have enough time.”  However, we all have the same amount of time each week e.g. 1 week, 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes, or 604,800 seconds.  I can’t put my finger on the specific day.  However, one day I realized that I needed to … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (Somethings are not meant to be . . . but Lord thank you for creativity!)

BTW, I don’t drink.  I have a liquor cabinet because I used to marinate my meats in alcohol.  Now, I use the alcohol when I’m making jams, preserves or chutneys to impart flavor.  I made the Jicama & Watermelon salad yesterday and pulled it out of the fridge this morning to taste. The alcohol beat … Continue reading

Monday, July 14, 2014 (The kitchen chemist came alive!!!)

  Green Juice I felt the need to resume my juicing regiment.  Therefore, it was a juicing type of morning.  I had purchased organic lacinato kale from Earth Fare for $1.50 a bunch. Ingredients: 1 bunch organic lacinato kale 4 cored medium green apples 8 celery heart stalks cut into 4 inch pieces 1 peeled … Continue reading

Sunday, July 13, 2014 (Jicama Hashbrowns)

  Jicama Hash Browns http://www.diabetesdaily.com/recipes/breakfast-brunch/jicama_hash_browns/ Jicama Hash Brown Ingredients 2 cups of jicama, peeled and grated 1/2 red onion, small diced 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 tablespoons, minced banana pepper Salt and pepper, to taste In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.  Add the onions.  When you smell he onion, add … Continue reading

Thursday, July 10, 2014 (Vegan Banana Bread)

  Vegan Banana Bread http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/banana-bread-eggless-vegan-recipe/ I added dried cherries that I made with the food dehydrator. Other than scaling the recipe for 6 bananas instead of 4 and forgetting the salt, I followed the other ingredients in the recipe. When I took the mini loaves out of the oven and let them cool, I sliced … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 (Salsa Verde & Food Dehydrator Goodness)

  Salsa Verde The tomatillos were calling my name from the counter.  Thus, I found a recipe for salsa verde online.  After reading the comments, I tweaked it.  My tweaking is below.  🙂 Ingredients: 4 tomatillos, husked & cored  1/2 cup minced onion  1 tablespoon minced garlic  1 Thai chili pepper, halved and seeded  2 … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 (Spinach Pesto & Better Than Fries)

  Spinach Pesto Ingredients: 4 cups spinach, washed and roughly chopped 1/4 cup whole blanched almonds 7 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 tablespoons Thai basil 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon dried cilantro In a food processor or using an immersion blender, pulse … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 (Spicy Guacamole & Apricot Mango Preserves)

  Spicy Guacamole Ingredients: 2 avocado 3/4 cup small diced red onion (close to minced) 1/4 cup small diced banana pepper 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice (bottled) Freshly ground black pepper to taste The avocados looked ripe therefore it was a spicy guacamole type of day.  I literally went off the cuff and tossed in … Continue reading

Thursday, June 26, 2014 (Bean mash and curry sauce)

I usually cook dried beans in mass.  I’ve learned to Soak the beans overnight in the same pot that I’ll be cooking them in.  Also, cook each type of bean separately so that the color won’t bleed on the other beans (Back kidney bean . . . back!) Cook in bulk. Separate the beans according … Continue reading

Hello dehydrator! You’re my new best friend.

One of my favorite grocery stores here in Indianapolis is Georgetown Market.  I signed up for their email distribution list because they have workshops (both free and fee) continually.  They had a food dehydrator demonstration.  I went and I was hooked.  While I was standing listening and watching, an older female and I started chatting … Continue reading