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Prepping the chiles: Choose fully ripened chiles. Wash and pat them dry. Cut the stems off the peppers. Brush them with oil. Place a grill on your stove and char all the skin of the peppers.
Homemade vegetable broth is so easy, it is a shame we ever buy broth at all. We’ve discovered it’s one of those things that requires a little (but not too much!) forethought, but it’s worth the extra planning! Not only does it taste better than store-bought, it’s better for you (with only the sodium you add yourself!). Once it’s made, it will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge, or up to 6 months in the freezer.
It is no secret that I love sweets . In fact, when Lent rolls around each year and I see people giving up sweets, I hide… I don’t want those kind of crazy thoughts to invade my brain. I can tell you straight up, me without sweets, would not be a pretty sight. When the folks over at The Motherhood asked me if I would like to be a co-host for a virtual Cooking Connections class surrounding all things sweet, I jumped at the chance. An hour devoted to nothing other than desserts?
This recipe uses a piece of equipment called a dehydrator . I can no longer apologize for this inclusion because it simply has become such an important part of my kitchen that I feel you would benefit from having one, too. If you aren’t ready, this same technique can be performed in the oven, but it will tie up the oven for a good long while. Also, be sure to check out the asterisks below. They give several variations that you may find useful. Ingredients: 4 cups rolled oats 4 cups warm filtered water 8 tbsp whey or lemon juice 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup raw honey * 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp powdered green stevia ** 1 tsp sea salt 1 cup soaked walnuts, roughly broken with hands *** 1 cup soaked almonds, roughly chopped 1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds 1/2 cup soaked pumpkin seeds 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup dried currants ****
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 When I looked in our fridge and saw four containers of strawberries, I knew that something had to be done. Perusing through the usual suspects of food websites, I came across plenty of possibilities.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011 Welcome to 52 Kitchen Adventures, your source for creative & delicious desserts! See my Recipe Index for more. Don't want to miss another recipe? Subscribe via RSS or email . I’m one of those annoying people at the grocery store that pauses in the aisle to read the ingredients lists and nutritional facts of everything (I do get out of other people’s way though).
The other night I had to jam on a quick dinner for my hubs and the kids. We love Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough for meals in a pinch. I always change up the toppings and we have a beautiful pizza in about 12 minutes. As I dashed for a jar of tomato sauce I realized we had none of our favorite on hand. I moved quickly as tummies were rumbling and had this ready in about 25 minutes.
It was very long, busy and stressful week. With never ending chores and things that had to be done. And I am not even half way through... Unfortunately for us week didn’t start on a very cheerful note. We had to rush our little one to ER with a dislocated elbow : ( It’s so heartbreaking to watch when your child is in pain, but thanks to the Tallaght Hospital staff who were very good and caring, within minutes she was her bubbling self.