Who knew the unassuming, earthy sweet potato was such a nutritional gem? It’s chock full of vitamin A and C, manganese – good for maintaining normal blood sugar levels and thyroid function, fiber, complex carbs and antioxidants. Plus, it’s low in calories – one medium sized sweet potato is only 100 calories. Today’s test kitchen review… Continue reading TEST: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…with vanilla coconut ice cream, with peanut butter, with orange marmalade (it’s really good, trust me – live a little – give it a go). Ahhhh brownie, you complete me…sorry honey. How do you like your brownies? Believe it or not, I’m not a big chocolate… Continue reading TEST: Brownies
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