Showing posts from April, 2015

Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata

A New Master Recipe An easy-easy frittata, a protein-packed egg dish for breakfast or a light lunch or supper. Most frittatas contain little to no milk, here the eggs are mixed with lots of milk, the result is a soft and silky quiche-like custard that envelops the vegetables and pockets of warm cheese. This is a breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner you'll make again and again! PS I just "knew" I should love both frittatas and Donna Hay. But it took this special frittata recipe to make it happen. Read on ... Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Healthy Breakfast Fare. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Low Cal. High Protein.

Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)

Dried beans cooked Greek-style until creamy with tomatoes and warm spices, a fresh, healthy alternative to American-style sugar-heavy baked beans for parties, potlucks and okay sure, even for dinner. :-) These beans are cooked in the oven instead of on the stove, no more boiling over a pot of beans! Real Food. Low Cal. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Pecan Pizzazz! Maple-Glazed Pecans

The Recipe: Crisp, barely sweet pecan pieces lightly glazed with maple syrup. With five minutes, three ingredients and an hour in the oven, the payback is huge. The Conversation: Making the transition from processed sugar to natural sweeteners, one recipe at a time. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ What's a Curious Cook to Do, Really? Way back last year, I became smitten with an oatmeal dish from Half & Half, a restaurant here in St. Louis. It's a heady combination of creamy oats, a barely sweet raspberry compote, fresh fruit and a spoonful of maple syrup. I l-o-v-e this oatmeal, the combination is magical! Half & Half's oatmeal recipe was published in my column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and later in Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal . What wasn't in Half & Half's recipe, was Half & Half's candied pecans. Luckily, during our interview, the chef shared a big hint: "Half & Half candies pecans by cooking pecan pieces in sugar