Today, I thought I’d take the test kitchen in another direction and test something for the newest member of our household, Hailey. She is a rescue and an eight-month old lab mix. Other members of our household have taken to calling her Shadow because she is exactly that – my shadow. Hailey follows me everywhere… Continue reading TEST: Special Hailey Treats
to Pumpkin/Oatmeal Breakfast Bars. They are my healthy go to breakfast and they make a healthy snack too. And, well…OK, I confess, to having a bar for dinner too, but only once! So, I thought, I’d share the recipe with all of you. They are very simple to make and store really well. I don’t know… Continue reading So Totally Addicted…
For me, the word curry conjures feelings of warmth and homey goodness. So, I was very excited when I received the request to test A Beautiful Plate’s Vegan Cauliflower, Potato and Chickpea Curry. A Beautiful Plate: Vegan Cauliflower, Potato and Chickpea Curry Ingredients: Cauliflower Yukon gold potatoes Kosher Salt Onion Garlic Ginger Coriander Cumin Cardamon… Continue reading TEST: Vegan Cauliflower, Potato and Chickpea Curry
Before I begin this blog today I just want to give a big shout out to all those courageous gluten-free bakers out there. You know, first hand, baking gluten free is a tough business. And then, when, the vegan element is thrown in, it sometimes feels like you are Sisyphus doomed to forever push that… Continue reading Remake Recipe: Old Fashioned Cake Doughnut Mini-Muffins, Take One
So, how do you spell doughnut – donut or doughnut? Time Magazine actually wrote an article on this topic. Can you believe it? Such is the controversy! I say who cares how you spell it, it’s all about how the doughnut/donut tastes. Which type of doughnut do you prefer? Yeast, cake or old fashioned? So… Continue reading TEST: Old Fashioned Cake Doughnut Mini-Muffins
Yes, that’s right “beef” stew for Sunday dinner. Not so unusual you say. But if you’re from my neck of the woods, Sunday dinner was pasta and gravy. And not just any gravy, but the kind that was slow simmered for hours until it was just right. And all that deliciousness was served up at… Continue reading “Beef” Stew for Sunday Dinner, WHAT?!
No test today. Just me looking to stay healthy while trying to experience some of that yummy, homey goodness. Most days, I try to eat healthy but recently I’ve been extremely vigilant because in April I will be attending my high school reunion. I’m not telling what year, so don’t even try. But, just know, that… Continue reading Looking for Some Healthy, Homey, Goodness
Spinach Lentil Soup *Vegan and Gluten Free Hello again! I know it’s been some time since I last posted anything. We had a family crisis that took most of my time and energy. This is a food blog so enough and on to the test. In the kitchen today is a savory recipe from ifoodreal.com: Spinach… Continue reading Test: Spinach Lentil Soup
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chick Pea Cookie Bars Vegan & Gluten Free* http://thehonoursystem.com/2014/05/14/chocolate-peanut-butter-chickpea-cookie-bars-gluten-free-vegan/ List of Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained ½ cup of peanut butter ¾ cup of maple syrup ¼ teaspoon of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of baking soda 2 teaspoons of vanilla I recently received a request to test the Peanut… Continue reading First Test: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chick Pea Cookie Bars
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