I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen as of late.
Since changing my dietary needs I’ve had to be more aware of what’s on hand and what can be made for each meal that follow my guidelines.
I’m loosely following Paleo but not putting as much emphasis on meat as paleo seems to do. I’m learning as I go and creating some yummy things with a few tweaks as need.
A success from last week was Paleo Shepherd’s Pie.
I used the same ingredients in the meat portion that I normally do but instead of white potatoes on top I added Sweet Potato and a hint of cinnamon.
Talk about delicious and not much different that what we normally have. It was a hit and will definitely be a new go to.
The thing that I have the most problem not being able to have right now is being off gluten and wheat.
Bread, cereals I crave them!
So when I finally found a no grain bread recipe that was delicious I of course had to share.
This is actually a recipe for banana blackberry muffins but since I didn’t have an blackberries on hand I substituted walnuts and dairy and soy free mini chocolate chips and made it into a mini loaf.
Holy Smokes this one is GOOD!
Tasted better than the Banana Bread we usually buy at the store. Bonus!
We are hoping there will be some of this left for Moose when he gets home….. it is a mini loaf after all and mighty tasty!!
I’d love to hear about any delicious recipes you absolutely love.
I’m joining Claire today in Making Winter 2013.
The idea being that we post once a week things that we are doing for fun to get through the winter.
On the weekend we had a Nor Easter blow through. We didn’t end up with much snow because of the blizzard like conditions and lots of drifting.
Since we couldn’t go outside to play in the snow, we set up in the kitchen to make some new play dough.
We tried salt dough, but while we were in the process I realized I didn’t have the cream of tartar called for in the recipe.
We forged ahead to see if it would work without.
We used food colouring which worked very well but made our hands turn a rainbow of colours.
The dough did turn out in the end until I put it in an air tight container to store away….. the next day we opened it up to find it had completely gone to mush.
After our flop with the salt dough, we went back to a recipe that was quick, easy and that we knew would work.
• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (we use two)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and
2. Stir in water and oil
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
Perfect every time!!
How are you getting through this weird winter?
Join us with your own Making Winter post!