Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stay tuned...

I will b"n try to photograph and post the recipes I make this week...
(Something with peanut butter, perhaps, as I have a SERIOUS
craving for PB right now.)

[...Maybe These?  ]

Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas

I was so excited about this recipe, that I decided to post it!  Seriously incredible blend of flavors - tastes like falafel and is super easy and delicious.

Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas
Recipe Adapted from:   Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People

1 can of chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 heaping teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons olive oil
Drain chickpeas, fry in pan without oil until dry.
Mix together spices, add and mix with dry chickpeas.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and then shallow fry the beans until crisp.  Eat warm or hah! - store in a ziplock bag. (There won't be any leftovers, trust me!)

Friday, May 20, 2011

My First Post

Yay - My first post!

Welcome to my virtual kitchen! :)
The idea behindthis blog is to pictorially index great-looking (creative) from-scratch recipes from assorted blogs (and some of my own).  [A bit like looking through my personal recipe box.]  Most of the recipe (at least for now) will be desserts/baking because that's what I enjoy baking most.  However, there will be some cooking and salad recipes eventually.  Some of the recipes I've tried and enjoyed, and some are on my "to-do" list. (If there's no comment under the recipe title, I haven't tried the recipe.  But, don't worry, I'll keep updating comments on my baking results.)  This blog should help organize prospective recipes, provide inspiration if you run out of baking ideas and help guide you (and myself) through the mires of delicious-looking recipes!  It should also serve to provide some incentive for you to tie-on your apron, roll up your sleeves and...BAKE.  [I dare you to look through this blog without getting hungry! ;) ]

Please Note:
*Unless otherwise stated, I always adapt all the recipes to be non-dairy (by substituting soy milk , Rich's whip, tofutti sour cream and tofutti cream cheese for the dairy alternatives). 
*At my father's request (to avoid trans and sat. fats), I substitute oil for margarine/butter or shortening in almost everything except frostings.
*As my family has an adversion to nuts, I generally leave them out when a recipe calls for them (except in salads).
*I am a huge parchment paper fan.  I use it to line cookie sheets and cake pans and it really prevents anything from sticking.  (You do NOT need to spray the parchment paper with oil.)
Ready to DROOL?...Click on the Page tabs to view recipes.  Please feel free to post a comment, request, or question and thanks SO much for visiting!  :)