There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Strawberry Sorbet

2 2/3 cups strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool completely (1– 2 hours).
Combine with pureed strawberries and lemon juice.
Pour into canister and freeze as directed on pages 4–5.

Gelato Recipe

2 cups whole milk
¾ cup sugar
1 pinch salt
3 Tablespoons cornstarch (rice starch could also be used)
1 cup heavy cream

 Warm milk, sugar and salt in a sauce pan.
 In a separate dish, whisk the cornstarch into the heavy cream. Once completely dissolved, add this mixture to the milk mixture.

 Heat the mixture, stirring constantly until it begins to boil and bubble up. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stir constantly.

Remove from heat and scrape into a bowl. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally as it cools.
 Once chilled, whisk once more to remove any lumps then process in your ice cream machine per the manufacturer's instructions.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Self=rising Flour

What if you don't have self rising flour? Well it is easy to make!!

For every cup of flour add:
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt.

If using to make a bread product don't add the salt.

If using instead of all-purpose flour in a quick bread, omit salt and baking powder.

I just might have to try this...

Have you heard of Ice cream bread? Bread made with ice cream...
You can use any flavor of ice cream, just make sure it’s not low- or non-fat.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix equal parts melted ice cream and self-rising flour. (1 1/2 cups)
Pour it into a greased pan.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Any one ever made this bread?