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Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy New Year and Walnut Biscotti

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a good holiday and started off your New Year with a bang.

As for me, I started it lazily. Take this Walnut Biscotti for one. I photographed this... oh, 3 moths ago.Had all the photographs ready to go on a draft post and it's been sitting there waiting for me to write something.

This biscotti recipe is from Mark Bittman's The Food Matters Cookbook. You can find the recipe here. I was a bit skeptical whether it will turn out because it contains no eggs or oil. But it was really good. It is more crunchy and dry than other biscotti that uses eggs/butter/oil but we like the crunchiness. Hubby especially loves it and he likes to dunk his piece in coffee.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Homemade Marshmallow

Short post today. I just wanted to share some pictures on the marshmallow that I made a couple of weekends ago.

I am not a big marshmallow fan. But I am curious about making it. There's a recipe for it in one of my cookbooks: Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It. I've made several recipes from this book and they turned out successful so I thought I tried.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vegan Lasagna

This is a late post. I made this two months ago and just now gotten around to putting the post together.

We have been slowly eating towards a more vegetarian diet, changing up food composition so that the meat plays a more complimentary role instead of taking the center stage. I started adding more beans to numerous meal for the added proteins.With that I have been making this lasagna once every a couple of months. I so much prefer it to the cheese and meat-filled lasagna that just sits heavy on the stomach after eating. This one is full of good veggies and just as tasty as the meat version.

I have made this so often now that I don't even remember what recipe inspired me. It started with a recipe out there for sure but over the course of the year I've changed it up quite a bit. I'm using a lot more veggies and less pasta. It also has ballooned from 1 pyrex container to 2 pyrex containers now so it is enough to feed both of us for 5 days.