Saturday, December 26, 2009
I helped my friend clean out her attic and low and behold! There were my box of photos!
This is the best of Christmas presents.
Ahhh! The Ghost of Christmas Past
There are some photos that just tug at your heart strings.
If Christmas is about memories, and family and counting our many blessings, this is the best! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My daughter gave me ramekins and a small butane torch for Christmas last year. I have been putting them to good use. For this recipe you will need four ramekins.
Dairy Free Pumpkin Brulee
¾ cup soy milk (I use So Nice - Vanilla)
½ cup pumpkin puree (or 125 ml can)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons Sucanat or cane sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
A pinch of ground cloves
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F
Boil 2 cups of water
Combine soy milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla in blender and process until well combined. Add eggs and process until smooth. Tap the bottom of blender container against your palm and set it aside for 5 minutes or so until any bubbles settle.
Divide the mixture between the four ramekins, and put the ramekins into a metal rectangular cake pan (8x8 inches). Add boiling water to the pan bringing the level of the water to halfway up the outside of the ramekins.
Put pan into the oven and bake for 35 or 40 minutes or until the custard has set. Remove ramekins from pan and let cool on wire racks. Can be covered and put in fridge overnight.
I put a thin layer of refined sugar over top and torch it to get a traditional Brulee crust.
This can be served with vanilla yogurt, frozen yogurt, whipped cream or any ice cream type product that you like.
For an extra rich dairy free whipped cream sort of topping try whipped green. It must be eaten immediately as the avocado tends to oxidize.
½ ripened avocado 1 banana
1 Tbs agave or maple syrup 1tsp vanilla extract or liqueur
¼ cup soymilk or rice milk
A little lemon juice
In a blender, add avocado, banana, vanilla and soy milk and sweetener.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust amount of milk to get the consistency you want. This can be used as a dip for fruit or as a replacement for whipped cream.
Friday, December 4, 2009
8 large rice paper wrappers
Get creative. Anything that doesn’t squeal can be made into a rice wrap. Some examples are: chicken or mock chicken salad or green salad with a yogurt/fruit dressing. Dress the salad lightly before you roll. Don’t have it dripping with dressing, just enough to flavour.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The next thing to consider is the likelihood of malnutrition, not just from a poor diet, but from the diminished absorption because of low function in the digestive system and lack of enzyme function. Lowered energy or vitality, is often why the body will cannibalize its resources over time. This is especially true of the glandular system, and the structural system.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Kale is a little more durable than spinach. The kale turns from a dull blue-green to a really bright, fresh green when you add the hot salad dressing.
The first thing is to do is to create the bacon taste with out the bacon.
Add 1 heaping tsp of Dijon Mustard into the centre of the pan and stir well to mix it in completely
To serve, grind Gomasio coarsely and sprinkle on top
Shake or whisk like mad
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
1 -2 potatoes
Question: What is the difference between a soup and a sauce? Answer – nothing. As long as your flavour-base is up to strength when used as a sauce over pasta, fish, vegetables or rice.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This village was most like how I remember my mothers home village of Providence Bay on the Manitoulin Island, sans the salt.
Oh yeah, and the endless seafood. Yummmm!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Bio-chemical Individuality
- Increasing Immunity
Saturday, October 10, 2009
What you can't see here is that Cerunus (guy with the antlers) is wearing fake-fur trousers that totally cover over his shoes. There was a little strategic pocket built in them so he could stash some money. This was a riot when he bought us all a coffee at the local Tim's.
The blue fairy in the middle is wearing huge beautiful sheer blue wings. She was a server and got wedged by the wings in the passage way leading to the kitchen. No one could go in or out for a few minutes. (C later lent the wings to a professional photographer for a photo shoot.)