Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I guess I should call these chips instead of fries but they are certainly tasty.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Slice your raw, peeled, sweet potatoes about 3/8" thick. Put the slices in a bowl and drizzle them with oil. Give the potatoes a stir to help them be evenly coated with the oil.

Place the slices on a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with pepper, sea salt and paprika.

Bake for 15 minutes and then turn the fries. Bake for another 10 minutes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Low Carb Macaroon Cookie Recipe

I love macaroons but they tend to be a little too sweet for me so these may not be as sweet you like; you can always add more sweetener.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the following and let sit until the liquid is mostly absorbed. If the mixture seems too dry, add more cream.

1/2 cup whipping cream
dash of vanilla or almond flavor
2 cups unsweetened coconut
(I buy it at the food co-op, the grocery store usually only carries sweetened coconut)
1/4 cup sucrose sweetener (Splenda or any baking noncaloric sweetener works)

Beat 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Spoon the cookie batter onto a lined, greased cookie sheet. I use parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil that is sprayed with Pam. A Silpat baking liner would also work very well.

Bake until slightly browned on top and the bottoms are golden brown.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes Recipe

We've been eating low carbohydrate foods lately. White flour is a carbohydrate brute so I was happy to see almond and coconut flour at the food co-op. These pancakes are delicious and cooked to a golden brown. I ate mine with butter and fresh peach slices, my daughter opted for maple syrup. The recipe is from a co-op worker.

Combine the following ingredients. Spray your griddle or frying pan with Pam and cook at medium heat in a preheated pan.

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar - I used non-calorie sucrose (Splenda or any baking sweetener)
a sprinkling of cinnamon and/or nutmeg

makes 4 pancakes

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Top Hat Pancakes With Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in precooked sausage patties.

Pour raw scrambled egg in the center of sausage. Let the egg cook until nearly done.

Pour pancake batter over the top; I used Bisquick. Flip when the bubbles form in the surface and allow the pancake to finish cooking.

Take the sausage center and place it over the scrambled egg.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pork Shoulder With Baked Beans

I wish I could give you a regular recipe but this will be a list of ingredients. These beans are so good they may be illegal in some states.

Navy beans clean soak the beans according the package directions.

While the beans are hydrating:

Cube a pork shoulder and brown it with pepper, a chopped onion and 4 sliced carrots. Set the meat/veggie mix aside.

When the beans are almost done add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water. The baking soda softens the skin on the beans and lets them absorb more goodness.

Rinse and drain the beans. Add ketchup, mustard, molasses, brown sugar and a little water; simmer with the cooked beans. Taste and keep adjusting the flavor. They should have a fair amount of liquid since it will be absorbed when the meat is added. Add the meat mixture and warm through.