real food. real life.
Okay, really, they are like fritters. But pancakes works, too, I think. This is great way to use up those CSA veggies! Very easy and tasty. Enjoy :)
Total Time: 30 minutes
about 3 cups of grated vegetables (for the pic above, I used potato, parsnip, carrot, and leek)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 or more whole wheat flour
a few dashes sea salt/pepper
about 1/2 tsp spices of choices: I used paprika and garlic for this batch
Just enough oil or butter for frying (I used Earth Balance Soy-free Butter)
What to do:
1) Preheat greased pan on medium heat.
2) Combine all ingredients except oil. Mix well.
3) Form into little patties and place in hot pan. Cook until browned on one side and flip. I squished mine a bit so that the veggies cooked inside. Similar to cooking pancakes :) Serve with a dipping sauce of choice or on own!
Ah, pregnancy cravings. They are a joy.
I've been craving the foods I ate as a kid. The healthy and not so healthy ones. Fresh cut carrot sticks, Chinese Food, Mac n' Cheese, Chicken & Rice Soup, Honey on toast, Apple Juice... the list goes on. This little recipe is inspired by such a craving: "Shake n' Bake Chicken".
Not even wanting to consider reading the ingredients on a box of shake n' bake, I figured this wouldn't be hard to recreate. People make their own crispy chicken wings all of the time. I have never really had an urge to make them. Until now that is. So, here's the recipe I settled on. They tasted wonderful and very much shake n' bake. But this time I KNEW what the ingredients were and how much of them I used. A much healthier and safer way to eat!
Total Time: 45 minutes
Chicken Wings & drumsticks (try to for a company who prides themselves on healthy chicken raising/feeding practices)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp each chill powder, garlic powder, dried basil and any other spices you like!
A few dashes of sea salt/pepper
Oil for greasing pan (I used Earth Balance butter spread)
What to do:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Mix flour with spices. Blend well.
3) Separate chicken wings & drumsticks. Give a little rinse and then dunk, one by one, into flour mixture to coat. Place on greased baking pan.
4) Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden crispy. Goes great with a baked potato & spicy turnip fries. Or mashed turnip for my childhood-food-craving-self... :)
I love fish cakes, just never thought of it as something to make at home. Apparently lots of people make them! And now I know why! They were cheap and easy! :) And they tasted delicious. I know because Lee went back for more. I looked up many recipes for different variations of fish cakes and settled on a fairly simple recipe. I even used salt cod, which I realized later I didn't have to, but it was a good experience to de-salt fish! Wasn't hard at all. We paired out fishcakes with homemade cole slaw (recipe below as well), and not homemade (sorry to disappoint) but organic baked beans.
Total Time: A long time if de-salting fish... this process took about 30 minutes (and this is the fast method), but once the fish was de-salted, the meal came together in about 30 minutes. So, about an hour for me this night. They freeze well though, and this recipe made 13 fish cakes, so we will have them ready to defrost for another meal or for lunches.
1 package of salt cod & lots of water!
4-5 good sized potatoes (I used a mixture of yukon gold and white potatoes) - peeled and chopped into chunks
1 onion, chopped small
2 eggs, mixed in a separate bowl
1 tsp or a bit more of garlic (I used powder for this recipe)
1 tsp or a bit more of summer savoury
A couple dashes of pepper and sea salt
Oil or butter for frying
1 cabbage, diced
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cup spectrum mayo (no sugar added)
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
juice of a 1/4 lemon
dash sea salt/pepper
What to do:
1) De-salt fish the fast way - cover fish in large pot with water. Bring to a boil. Strain. Repeat 2 more times!
2) Boil potatoes until almost tender. Add fish pieces and continue boiling for a few more minutes.
3) Strain out water and mash together. Add all other ingredients. Mix together till it is all blended. Careful not to work it too much as the potato becomes very starchy.
4) Form into smallish patties, whatever size you like really. My batch gave us about 13 patties.
5) Heat oil or butter over medium heat. Add 4 of 5 patties to the pan. Brown on each side and remove from pan, set on a paper towel to absorb some of the grease from the pan. Serve, enjoy!
1) Mix veggies together.
2) Mix dressing together.
3) Mix it all together! Let sit in fridge for about 30 minutes if you can before serving.
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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