Showing posts from September, 2014

Rice Noodle, Pear, and Turkey Salad with Raspberry Dressing

While trying to figure out how I could make a salad without lettuce, that my husband would enjoy (he isn't too big on the sprouts that I tend to like), I came up with the following salad that made him exclaim, "How did you come up with this recipe?  I really like it."

So, here is what you will need to make this very "liked" new recipe of mine:

Raspberry Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Braggs "Live-culture"Cider Vinegar OR strong kumbucha
2 Tablespoons honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (warmed if you live in a climate where it solidifies)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds

Salad Ingredients:
1 package rice noodles
2 pears (sliced)
1 cup smoked turkey (cubed)
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup crumbled cheese (the more tart the cheese the better it will pair with the sweetness of the pear)

To start off, put all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender and pulse until it reaches a smooth cons…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I do so apologize that it has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog, but life has its way of taking over...and in our case it took over our entire household and moved us(literally) in the most dramatic way - from a hobby farm in Minnesota to a travel trailer that is now parked in The Woodlands, Texas.

So, now that the boxes are packed and we are living on the seems I have a little more time to get to some of those things that got put to the side while our moving was going on, like blogging.  Of course, you will notice that my kitchen is not what it used to be (actually not even a fraction and some of that is even outside) but good food is plentiful here in Texas and I plan to make the most of all the ingredients I have close by from the many sources I have already discovered in this area.

Onto the recipe at hand:  Whole What Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Here is what you will need:
3 cups Soft White Whole Wheat (Pastry flour), freshly milled
1 3/4 cups Milk
2 Eggs
2 T…