Showing posts from May, 2014

Hamburger Country Fried Steaks

What kid doesn't love a good hamburger?  But, add a little breading and fry it in some oil and you have a burger that my kids would tell you is the best burger they have ever tasted, while I would tell you that it is the one that you rarely can find as a leftover in my refrigerator! 

Here is what you need to make this recipe:
2 eggs, beaten1 cup milk1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup bread crumbs1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper3 pounds ground beefGrape seed oil for frying in First,  make patties out of the ground beef.

Next, mix together the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl.

Finally, mix the rest of the ingredients in another shallow bowl (flour, crumbs, & spices).

Now, in a frying pan, add enough oil to cover the bottom and heat over medium heat.  

Then add a few patties at a time that have been dipped in the egg mixture and then dipped in the flour mixture.

Fry until the patties are browned on each side, then into a pan in a 300 degree ov…

Soaked Chocolate Muffins

You would not believe the amount of chocolate I cook with each month for our family of 5...and it is not because I really love chocolate all that much, it is my husband and children that absolutely crave it.  I do admit that I have a weakness for butter cream frosting, and would take it any day over chocolate, but then again I can't see needing to have it on my breakfast items as much as those listed above like to have chocolate in theirs.  

So, to satisfy this "need for chocolate" and my desire to keep my family fed in a healthy manner, I came up with this recipe...which is now a weekly staple in our home.

List #1
4 cups soft whole wheat flour3/4 cup organic cocoa powder3/4 cup organic carob powder1 cup SUCANAT2 1/2 cups of a mixture of any of the following:  milk, whey, yogurt, and/or milk kefir4 eggs4 Tablespoons melted butter2/3 cup grape seed oil2 teaspoons vanilla1 cup organic chocolate chips
List #2
2 Tablespoons non-GMO baking powder
Mix all of the ingredi…

Soaked Coconut Scones

I may be the only one who LOVES coconut in our house, but I am not the only one who loves these scones...they seem to cross the "liking" barrier even for those who don't mind coconut in baked goods, and thus my husband and daughter have been known to chose this delicious option over some of their other favorite breakfast choices.  

Plus, I managed to pull off adding into this recipe an ingredient that I was challenged to make "something good to eat" from: Einkorn flour.  The friend who gave me the bag of this flour said that she thought it tasted awful in all the recipes she tried with it...and you know me and challenges.  What I found is, this flour has a bit of a tart/bitter taste to it, so pairing it with coconut flour, which is naturally sweet, was a perfect blend.  But, don't take my word for it...try it yourself.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
List #1
1 cup soft white whole wheat flour
1 cup Einkorn flour
1/4 cup cane juice crystals
1/4 cup SUCANAT

Homemade Taquitos

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting three friends for three days of cooking classes.  And, with their help, we took a lot of pictures so we could share these recipes I have been wanting to post up here on my site...but just haven't had the chance, or in this case, the recipe was a little too messy to make while at the same time take pictures of the process. I hope you enjoy this family favorite of ours!

2 cups leftover meat1 cup mashed beans (see easy instructions below on how to make these from bean flour)1 cup cheese, shredded2 teaspoons cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon paprika30 corn tortillasOil for coating pan and tortillas.  I use grape seed oil
First, make the mashed beans...either mashed already cooked beans OR to make 1 cup of mashed beans from bean flour, just add 1 cup of water to 1/2 cup of bean flour, put into a pot and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes...or until the mixture is thickened.

Then, coat a large baking pan (with a lip) …