Not everything about the links I share are going to be things I necessarily agree with or endorse, but they all have some valuable things to glean from! Take what you can use :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Creamy Mango and Chipotle Turkey


Threw this together for a quick dinner tonight and it turned out just as I imagined. Not the prettiest dish ever, it would definitely benefit from some cilantro to garnish, but it was mighty tasty!

1 can coconut milk
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning
1 cup frozen mango
3 cups cooked turkey or chicken

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer gently about 10 minutes. You want the mango to be cooked, but not super mushy. Serve over rice. Amounts are approximate (except for that can of coconut milk lol) I just added until it looked/tasted right so adjust to suit your own tastes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Unleavened Cornbread

Not shockingly, this cornbread is quite dense, but the flavour is good and it's a lifesaver for those cornbread cravings that hit right when using leavening agents are a no-no!


Unleavened Cornbread (Found recipe here)

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1 cup milk

Mix well and divide evenly into 12 well greased muffin cups and bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes.
Don't let that first bite throw you, while the texture is not quite what you expect for cornbread (understandably) they are quite addictive! By the time you finish the first one you will want another ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Our Favourite Brownies

I LOVE brownies! I love soft and gooey brownies, and I love firm and chewy brownies! I love black bean brownies, I love raw vegan brownies, I love unashamedly bad for you brownies! Stick a brownie in my hand and I'm happy as can be! This is a very easy recipe I have used for many years. Also, since it contains no leavening agents, it's a perfect snack for the spring holidays!

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt

Stir together.

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp applesauce
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk together and mix into dry ingredients. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan.

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Sprinkle over batter and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Soft Matzo

During the Passover week (the Feast of Unleavened Bread) we eat unleavened bread (no duh right? lol). While there are plenty of ways to eat the traditional giant cracker type of matzo (unleavened bread) I also make a soft version of unleavened bread every year. We make sandwiches with it, we even use it as a pizza base or garlic bread! You can dress it up however you like, vary toppings, or adding different add ins to the dough.

Basic Soft Matzo

3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tbsp oil or melted butter
1 1/2 cups milk

Beat together well, spread out on a greased rimmed cookie sheet (the bigger the sheet, the thinner the matzo) and bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes.

Variations:

-Add some herb and garlic seasoning to the dough. After baking top with shredded mozzarella and place under broiler until golden.

-Add some raisins to the dough and while hot top with butter and cinnamon sugar.

-After baking top as a pizza and broil a few minutes.