Monday, January 16, 2017

Blueberry muffins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

1/2 cup oat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg lightly beaten
3/4 to 1 cup greek nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup milk or extra to get right batter consistency
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup frozen blueberries

Mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients separately.   Mix together, add blueberries, pour in muffin pan and bake 18 minutes.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Breakfast cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup olive oil 
  • Juice & grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.    Beat eggs, mix in other wet ingredients.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Bake 35-40 minutes.  Top with powdered sugar.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Pumpkin custard (what worked, part 2)

Pumpkin custard

Cut a 9" diameter pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds from one half, coat it on both sides with canola oil, put it face-down on a pie pan and bake it at 350 degrees for an hour.  Don't turn off the oven.

Scoop out the flesh -- should be very soft -- and put in the blender.  I'm guessing it was about 1 1/2 cups.  Add to the blender:
  1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  5 oz (a little more than 1/3 of a can) sweetened condensed milk (or substitute about 10 tablespoons of
     granulated sugar (a bit more than 1/2 cup) and another 1/2 cup of milk
  1/2 tsp salt
  1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Blend until smooth.  Whisk 4 large eggs in a large bowl, then pour in the contents of the blender and whisk together thoroughly (maybe sometime we will see if it's OK to put the eggs straight in the blender and blend them in - don't know if this will damage the proteins or something).

Place 6 8oz ramekins in a 9x13" baking dish.  Pour custard to 1" depth in each (about halfway to the rim).  There will be custard left over.  Place the baking dish on the oven rack THEN pour in about 1.5" of boiling water.  Bake for 35 minutes (remember the oven has been left at 350 degrees).

Cool and serve.

Cauliflower patties (what worked, part I)

Cauliflower patties

1 large or medium head cauliflower
4 or 3 eggs
1 or 3/4 cup panko crumbs
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup grated pecorino romano cheese (or parmesan)

Chop and steam cauliflower.  While it is steaming, beat eggs, mix in the rest of the ingredients.  When the cauliflower is done, run it under cold water to cool it off then mash it into the other ingredients with a potato masher.  Use a large spoon to transfer into a frying pan with about 2-3mm of canola oil at medium heat.  Brown on both sides, blot with paper towels and serve with creamy mustard sauce.

Creamy mustard sauce

1 cup low-fat yogurt or fat-free or low-fat sour cream
Dijon mustard
lemon juice
1 clove garlic

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Black-bottom pudding

1/3 cup chocolate pudding (Kozy Shack, homemade, or as available)
1/3 cup nonfat Greek-style (strained) yogurt (Fage or equivalent)

Swirl together until partially, but far from completely, mixed. Serves 1.

Really has that black-bottom-cupcake taste, and very nutritious (for dessert).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The icecream-maker page

We'll just update this post every time we try a new flavor. Many thanks to Joyce for the machine and the inspiration!

Round 1: 3/27/11
Raspberry/chocolate/goat cheese ice milk.
2.5 cups nonfat milk
1 cup sugar
4 oz fresh goat cheese
1/4 cup frozen raspberries (half thawed)
1/4 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
The last two go in 5 minutes before it's done churning.
Notes: blend the goat cheese into the milk next time; lumps were a little too tangy. Or just use goat's milk yogurt (if available). Sarah says chop the chocolate finer. Sweetness was about right.

Ham salad with watercress and potatoes

Sarah liked this and was heartbroken that she forgot to bring the leftovers back to Stockton, so we made it again the next weekend.

Two bunches of watercress, washed and dried
1 lb small red potatoes, washed and cut in quarters
1/2 lb leftover ham, cut into 1/3" cubes

Boil the potatoes until just tender, fry or bake the cubed ham to reheat. Toss the watercress, potatoes, and ham with the dressing below and serve warm. Grind pepper on individual servings at the table to taste.

2 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs grainy mustard (not seeds, from a jar)
2 tbs EVOO
Mix all the dressing ingredients except the oil first, then drizzle the oil in while beating the dressing to emulsify; (do this just before tossing the dressing into the other ingredients).

Note: what we get in CA seems to be "upland cress" which is paler and more delicate than watercress, but it has a similar flavor.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What are you making???

...that was the question asked by the bemused manager at the Ethiopian restaurant down the block when I came in out of the chilly rain at 5:30pm to ask for a stack of injera to go. The answer was "Chili." That was too weird even to be dismissed with a chuckle or a snort, apparently; she persisted. "Chili? Regular chili?" I shrugged, smiled, said we liked it, and strode back into the wet dark with my prize.

The chili in question is Sarah's All-American Grad School Chili, much better than the slop I made myself and the long-suffering Irene and Rich when I was in grad school, and not susceptible of any improvement I can think of.

Sarah's All-American Grad School Chili

Lean (or extra-lean) ground beef
Black beans (soaked and boiled from dried, or canned)
Chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
Diced carrots
Diced onion
Diced mushrooms
Chopped garlic
Chili powder (not hot) (add cumin if
you are using pure powdered chilis
instead of chili powder mix)

The following order of cooking is a guess since I was out foraging for starch at the time:

Saute the onion first until it starts to brown; lower the heat and add the carrots; when they start to soften, add the meat, mushrooms, and garlic; when the meat has browned, add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.

Scoop out of the bowl by hand with palm-sized pieces of fresh injera and enjoy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

After all this time, the world's shortest recipe

You know what's really good?

Ground coriander sprinkled on your boiled fresh sweet corn, with some salt.

It's really good. Age cannot wither it nor custom stale; I ate all my corn this summer this way.

I don't use butter so I don't know if it would be any good with butter.