Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Salmon Salad-A Quick Summer Supper-for two

1/2 C. chopped fermented dilled carrots
2 spring onions sliced diagonally
1 Can drained Salmon with all the skin and bones included
2 T. Vinaigrette dressing.

2 Stalks celery sliced diagonally.
1 Red bell pepper cut into sixths, roasted or fried.

2 Eggs- hardboiled and sliced for garnish.
2 Tomatoes sliced for garnish.

Fresh ground pepper over everything.
No salt is needed because the salmon has enough.

Mix the salmon with everything except the tomatoes and eggs. Place on the plate with tomatoes, eggs, and roasted peppers for garnish.

This "recipe" was constructed from the items I had on hand. I do like to keep salmon in the pantry and I always have eggs, celery, and fermented carrots. The onions were from the garden and the tomatoes were very good ones from the grocery, not actually in season and were the red peppers.

If I'd had radishes, they would have gone in and probably a few chopped leaves of spinach for more color. Potatoes would have been very good on the side. I would have fried them with the peppers in coconut oil. I've been enjoying warmer weather cooking which includes cold and hot on the same plate. The salmon salad was cold and the peppers and eggs were warm. A very nice salad composé.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

When I made this recipe for the first time, I thought that it must need liquid added before baking, so I did. I like the results but I've double checked the original recipe from Candace and indeed there is no additional liquid. I like the mistake.

Soak overnight:

3 C. Oatmeal
1 1/2 C. Yogurt
1/2 C. water

Next morning, stir together:

1/2 C. melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 C. Sucanat or organic sugar, possibly maple syrup, or nothing if you like savory.

Add:

1 1/2 t. Baking Powder
1 t.Soda
1 t. Salt
1/2 C. Raisins
4 1/2 C. Milk-(this was not in the original recipe)


8" by 13" glass pan
350 degrees
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oven Baked Pancake - Sprouted Wheat

1 C. Whole wheat pastry flour ideally made with sprouted wheat .
1 C. Milk
3 eggs
1/2 t. Vanilla
1/4 t. Sea Salt

6 T Butter
1 T Sucanat or unrefined sugar
3/4 C. fruit like blueberries or cherries.

Pre-heat oven to 400 and melt the butter in a 9 x 13 pan while heating.
Mix the first 5 ingredients and pour into hot baking pan.
Sprinkle fruit and sugar on top and return to oven.
Bake for 20 - 25 min.

It is better to use fresh or thawed fruit otherwise the frozen fruit seems too cold to allow proper puffing. This recipe is similar to Yorkshire pudding and the French dessert Clafoutis aux cerises. They all puff in a dramatic way that makes the baking a spectacle.

I serve this with Maple Syrup or cream.

YUM