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Our kitchen is finally functional again and we have been having a lot of fun playing with uncooking. It has been a revelation how simple and and satisfying food can be when you let it be itself. I made up this breakfast one day and it has become our staple. I love the process of starting a meal the night before and letting everything come alive naturally. I hope you enjoy this. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups raw hulled buckwheat 1/2 raw almonds 4 pitted dates 1/4 dried cranberries 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 almond milk (optional) maple syrup... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at too good to be true
dood! you just gave away the secret seasoning. now everyone knows!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2010 on Secret Pea Soup at too good to be true
hey no worries. it is either yams or sweet potatoes. i honestly dont know the difference but either works. sorry about the confusion!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2010 on Easy Peasy Sunny Soup at too good to be true
Hey y'all! It's Bluebirdbaby here! I'm stepping in for Sasa to post this requested recipe from my blog. I should first explain why the raw kick... Since having the stomach bug a few weeks ago, all I've been craving is raw food. I've never, ever understood those "raw diets" and thought they were too extreme. But I've been essentially eating 95% raw for the last few weeks. It has dramatically changed my health. My energy level has skyrocketed, I sleep better, feel more awake, my skin is clearer, and I am headache and migraine free. Wow. I'm hooked. Luckily, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at too good to be true
hey dana, i used raw almond butter, but i think roasted would be delicious too. i noticed some almonds are darker than others. take care
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on Secret Pea Soup at too good to be true
hey there. i have had to give up dairy too, so i will be putting out alot of dairy free stuff. i am working more towards vegan too.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on Easy Peasy Sunny Soup at too good to be true
you are very welcome
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on Secret Pea Soup at too good to be true
Pea soup is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of the joys of New England. Thick fogs, damp bone chilling cold, pelting icy rain, and endless mud. Pea soup is what will warm the belly and cheer the spirit as we wait eternally for spring in Maine. The secret here is that this pea soup is extra rich, and full of rib sticking goodness to get us thru any nor'easter.Secret Pea Soup: 2 onions chopped 2 carrots chopped 2 stalks celery chopped 2 cloves garlic chopped 2 Tbs oil 2 quarts stock or water 2 potatoes diced 1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at too good to be true
thanks amy, well keep in touch!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2010 on Everyday Bread at too good to be true
Erin wanted to start baking bread with the little one every week, so I came up with this good everyday bread recipe. It's not a soft bread but works well for bread and butter with tea, or sandwiches. And the added flax gives it a little extra fiber and whole grain taste. I'm going to work on a soft bread next. Everyday Bread: Dry: 1 cup gluten free oat flour (we grind oats in a coffee grinder) 2 cups brown rice flour 1 cup white rice flour 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup potato starch 1/4 cup ground flax 1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at too good to be true
hi faith thanks for writing. coconut milk has a very distinct and exotic flavor. i find when i cook with it, it takes on the flavor of whatever i am cooking and makes it taste richer and creamier. but i like that the taste of coconut, so that taste may still come thru for someone who doesnt like it. you can substitute easily substitute cream or almond milk. but try the coconut milk once and see if it works because it really is good. i have a really hard time making a good gluten free sandwich bread. gluten free flours make wonderful quick breads, muffins, and pastries. you can try the pizza crust recipe and make a focaccia kind of bread. i have tried to move away from bread altogether and use more whole grains with meals. the other thing we have been enjoying is more tapas meals with just cracker and crudities. if i do find a good bread recipe i will definitely pass it on. what part of holland are you from. my family is dutch. i visited holland after college and loved it, especially the bicycling. take care s
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2010 on Easy Peasy Sunny Soup at too good to be true
Good to eat, quick to make...this sunny soup will surely brighten any day. We enjoyed this out on the back porch while watching Elisabeth fish in her kiddie pool. Sunny Soup: 4 cloves garlic minced 1 sweet onion diced 2 yams, peeled and chopped into small chunks 1 quart veggie or chicken broth 1 can coconut milk 1 tbs. curry powder Put about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter into the bottom of a soup pot. Heat oil, add garlic and onions. Cook until translucent. Add chopped yams, stirring frequently for about two minutes. Add broth and cook until... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at too good to be true
hey earth balance works fine, so does coconut oil. and you can use almond milk or coconut milk instead of cream. hope this helps, take care!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2010 on Chicken Pie...Oh My! at too good to be true
hey anita, yes, arrowroot works fin. i also just discovered that potato starch works really well. i used that in the chicken pot pie recipe. hope you like it!
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2010 on A Sushi How-To at too good to be true
One of my favorite dinners when i was a kid was chicken pot pie. We usually had it on Friday night when my parents went out. It was always a fun dinner with the baby sitter, the chicken pot pie was warm and rich and filling. And we knew we were going to get to stay up late so we could just relax and stuff ourselves. Recently Erin revealed that she had a secret craving for pot pie too. And then we got invited to our friend's next door for a pot luck dinner. So it seemed like the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at too good to be true
hi shannon you just spread the rice over the whole sheet, flip it over and put the filling on the nori sheet side and roll it the opposite way with the rice on the outside. you might want to dampen the rice a little so it is extra sticky.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2010 on A Sushi How-To at too good to be true
Sushi is amazing. It is simple, and delicious, bite sized, and really good for you. It looks complicated but is really fun to make. It is especially fun for kids to help, and it makes a perfect snack or lunch. Start by preparing: Sushi rice 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup japanese sushi rice 2 tbs agave nectar 2 tbs rice vinegar put the water and the rice in a pot and bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until all the water is absorbed. the rice should be sticky. scoop into a bowl and let... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at too good to be true
These are what all my honeys got today. This is my recipe for love. Honey Yummies 1 cup almond butter 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup cocoa nibs 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 Tbs flax powder 1 Tbs sesame seed 1 tsp vanilla 10 oz dark semisweet chocolate 1/3 cup heavy cream mix everything except the dark chocolate and cream together in a large bowl scoop out a level tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball if it is too soft, add more cocoa powder, if it is too firm add a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at too good to be true
hey that was very cool. thanks!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2010 on Book Review-Food Rules at too good to be true
thanks melissa we were lucky enough to see food inc at presentation that gary hirshberg gave in town. it was wonderful and it was interesting to get an update from gary on the films impact. take care!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on Book Review-Food Rules at too good to be true
I am reading a wonderful book by Michael Pollan called Food Rules; An Eater's Manual. It is not a cookbook or a diet book or really like any book on food I've read before. It is a very simple, and very wise, and very funny look at what is and is not food. And it is pretty much everything you need to know about what to buy, how to cook, and what to eat. The first section is called, simply, "What should I eat?". Rule one, "Eat food". Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food, don't eat anything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at too good to be true
thanks! thats great
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2010 on A Little Taste of France at too good to be true
me too!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2010 on Good Morning Frittata at too good to be true
hi robin you can thin the sauce with some milk or cream to get it the consistency yo
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2010 on Good Morning Frittata at too good to be true