November 20, 2012

Dutch Baby

This is all kinds of yummers and extremely easy.  I used the recipe from Dinners for Winners.  I think next time I'll use the smaller amount of sugar I list below or leave it out all together because it was a bit sweet for me.  Dylan loved it!  This was a Dylan and Mom night so Andrew didn't try it.  I think he'll like it too though.  It was easily made gluten-free.

Dutch Baby

2 T butter
3 eggs
3/4 c milk
1/2 c gluten-free flour
1-4 T sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla (or about a lid-full, I do that a lot because then there's nothing to wash!)

Put a medium sized cast iron skillet in your oven with the butter.  Preheat (with the pan in the oven) to 425 degrees.

Put everything in your blender and blend the hell out of it.

Once the oven is hot, pour the batter in the pan and cook for about 20 minutes.  

Dinners for Winners suggested serving with powdered sugar.  That was good.  So was a tiny drizzle of maple syrup.

Draft Paleo Version (and doubled)

2 T butter or coconut oil
6 eggs
1.5 c milk (cashew)
1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c tapioca starch flour
 pinch of salt
1tsp vanilla

Cook the same as above in a LARGE cast iron pan and it will likely need to be in there for at least 30 minutes.

November 14, 2012

Buffalo (Meat) Balls

Saw a recipe similar to this.  Tasted pretty darn good; the boys both enjoyed them!

Buffalo (Meat) Balls

1 lb ground chicken
1 lb ground pork
2 eggs
1/4 - 1/2 c buffalo wing sauce
4 T coconut flour (if you use regular flour you may need to use a bit more; coconut flour absorbs more moisture than regular flour)

Mix everything together very well.  Make walnut sized balls and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

I drizzeled mine with "ranch" dressing.  Andrew put more buffalo sauce on his.

November 8, 2012

Avocado Cream

This was kind of a conglomeration of recipes I saw online and a fly-by-the seat adaptation so the measurements aren't exact ;)

Avocado Cream

1 avocado
large scoop of mayonnaise...maybe 2-4 T give or take?  
1 T lemon juice
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic
dash of Chipotle Tabasco
salt and pepper
Enough water, maybe 2 T, to make the consistency you want - How's that for helpful!

Blend the heck out of it in your blender.

Enjoy on tacos or enchiladas that you made too spicy for example.

November 4, 2012

Flaxseed Banana Bread

Yummy!  This recipe is adapted from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook.  

Flaxseed Banana Bread

Dry Ingredients:
1 c rolled oats, ground into flour
1/2 flaxseeds, ground into flour
2 c gluten-free flour  mix
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

Wet ingredients:
2/3 c vegetable oil (I've used olive and coconut oil with good results)
1/2 c brown sugar
4 eggs
2/3 c yogurt
2 c mashed, ripe bananas
1 T vanilla

1 c bittersweet chocolate chips
Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl.  Then, mix wet ingredients together (I used my blender) and add to dry ingredients.  Spread batter between two 9 x 5 loaf pans.  Cook for about 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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