Monday, October 13, 2014

New way of thinking!

I have always loved cooking and baking, I have shared many recipes on my blog in the past. After a recent trip to my Dr. I found I have several medical conditions that could become dangerous if I don't make some drastic changes. What I love about my Dr. is that she believes in taking the natural path verses drugs. She has put me on a very limited diet in hopes it will help my issues.
When she gave me the list of foods to avoid, I will be honest, I freaked.
No dairy, no sugar, no wheat, no fruit, no corn, no rice, no salt, no vinegar, no alcohol. I thought to myself, What the heck can I eat?
The first couple of weeks were very hard, not just on me but my poor family as well. I was irritable to say the least!
Some time has passed and my blood pressure is getting better, I have lost some weight and I am getting used to this diet.
Last night I made Quinoa and Kale Cakes and I have to be honest, they were good. My family really enjoyed them and after I posted a picture on Facebook several people have asked for the recipe. 

So first I started with the Kale, I got frozen Kale from Trader Joe's but you can also use fresh. I took half the bag and sauteed it with a little olive oil and garlic.
I added 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, and one teaspoon of turmeric.
While that was sauteing I took 3 cups organic chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups Organic White Quinoa and brought it to a boil.
I place the Kale and Quinoa in a bowl and let cool.
Once cooled I added one egg and a little less than 1/4 cup of Gluten Free All Purpose Flour but you can use regular flour if Gluten isn't an issue.  
I formed them into patties used a small amount of coconut oil  and brown them.
Next I  finely chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and just a few small silvers of jalpenho. I removed the seeds and the stems so there was very little heat.  I drizzled a small amount of red wine vinegar because I was out of fresh citrus. I than drizzled olive oil and fresh chopped cilantro. 
Since I am not allowed salt I didn't add any but my family did right at the end.
It was very good and satisfying.
 Next I am going to try baking, I will post if the recipes are a success!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gone to long!

I know I have been gone way to long! 
We  got a new computer and I am hoping that whatever issues I was having with my older computer is now resolved.

Life sure has been busy lately,  I can't believe July is almost gone.
It sure has been hot here, not much is growing in our garden right now, we are looking forward to planting our winter garden  in late September. 
My cousins daughter made us this great sign for our backyard garden.

We love it.

Our chickens seem to be surviving this crazy heat, we bought them a small galvanized bath and they just love standing in it and cooling off.  They love Wally, he is the chicken whisper, they follow him all over the yard and when he comes into the house they stand at the back door looking in for him.

I have been asked to blog more about my great foodie adventures, so I will be posting more about the great places I find in the valley and some great recipes. 

My quilting projects seemed to have multiplied over the summer so I will be posting those WIP (work in progress) as well.
TaTa  for now.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Having technical issues.

I know I promised to be better about posting but I have been having some technical issues with my blog. For some reason it won't let me post pictures.
Now I have e-mail their support team and have not received a reply.
I decided I would post all the finished projects as I go this year, but without a picture it just isn't that fun.
Hopefully I can figure out what the problem is and get back to posting.
Until then, happy quilting.