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Brown Rice Bowls with Roasted Carrots, Crispy Kale, and Fried Eggs

We’ve been eating a lot of greens this month since they’re available in cheap abundance right now. We’re getting tired of them, honestly. But the crispy kale in this recipe reminded us of seaweed, and the entire recipe felt like we were eating a variation of Korean bibimbap. Thanks, Lingonberry Jam, for the recipe!

We made a rice cooker full of mixed grains and used them in place of rice in this recipe.

  • 1 cup rice + water needed for cooking
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced into pieces about three inches long by 1/2-inch thick
  • about 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. za’atar
  • 8 ounces kale, stemmed and sliced into 1-inch thick strips
  • 2 Tbs. red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • 4-6 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Start rice or mixed grains in the rice cooker.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. On the baking sheet, toss carrots, 1 TBSP olive oil, za’atar, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Spread carrots out evenly on the sheet and cover tightly with another piece of foil. Bake on the upper oven rack for 20 minutes.
  4. While carrots are roasting, toss kale with 1 TBSP oil, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp black pepper in a bowl. When the carrots have finished roasting for 20 minutes, remove the foil and spread the kale evenly on top of the carrots. Return the baking sheet to the oven, uncovered, and roast the vegetables for 15-20 minutes, or until the kale is crispy.
  5. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together vinegar, shallot, and 3 TBSP oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Evenly divide the rice into four bowls. Top the rice with roasted vegetables and drizzle each portion with a tablespoon or so of the vinaigrette. Cover the bowls to keep them warm while you fry the eggs.
  7. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Carefully slide the eggs into the skillet, cover, and cook until your desired doneness is reached, about 2-4 minutes. Top each rice bowl with a fried egg, and serve. We made a few extra eggs for those who wanted more.

 

January 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

Pfeffernüsse Cookies

To end our Thanksgiving meal, we enjoyed both kuchen and pfeffernüsse cookies. Here’s how I adapted the recipe for our family’s dietary needs. These can be just a tad bit spicy if you get a bite with fresh ground pepper. Yummy!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole spelt flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 TBSP vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 large egg (we also made these with egg replacer once, and they were very soft and yummy)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • confectioner’s sugar for rolling (optional)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat the shortening and honey together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, then lower mixer speed and gradually mix in the dry, beating just until blended. Let the dough chill for about 10 minutes to firm up.
  4. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls and roll into balls. Place balls an inch apart on prepared baking sheets and bake about 15 minutes, or until golden and slightly cracked. When cookies are still lightly warm, roll in confectioner’s sugar to completely coat the cookies, if you’d like. Store in an airtight container. Sometimes cookies with spices taste best around 3 days after baking, when the flavors have settled.

November 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

Knoephla Soup

We celebrated a Germans from Russia Thanksgiving this year. This was another winner year – there was so much delicious food. I borrowed this recipe for Knoephla – a potato and dumpling soup – from the Prairie Californian. It was our first course, and what a great way to start the meal!

I needed to make a dairy-free version of the soup, so this is how I did it. And I used white spelt flour for the knoephla, but any white flour should do.

Broth

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons Bill’s Best Chik’nish
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 TBSP Earth Balance margarine
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 12-oz package Mori-Nu Silken Tofu (soft)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon dill weed

Knoephla (Dumplings)

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups white spelt flour

 

  1. Combine water, bay leaves, Chik’nish, and potatoes in a large heavy bottomed pot. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender.
  2. In a separate pan, melt the margarine and saute onions until tender and slightly browned. Add to the broth.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, make the knoephla. Combine eggs and soymilk in a large bowl, beat to combine. Add flour and baking powder, mix together well until dough forms.
  4. Drop knoephla into the broth. You can do this by either rolling the dough into a rope (about ½ inch) and cut into pieces (about ¼ inch). Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the dumplings begin to rise.
  5. Blend the tofu in a food processor until it is nice and creamy.
  6. Just before serving, add the blended tofu and warm. Salt and pepper to taste, season with dill weed. If desired, thicken with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch + 1 tablespoon of water.

November 26, 2016 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

Honey-Kissed Baklava Muffins

I am happy. That is all. Many thanks to the Edible Perspective. The only changes I made from the original recipe were swapping margarine for butter and using store-bought buckwheat flour instead of making it fresh.

Muffins:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, or soy, 2%, etc.
  • 1/2 cup clover honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free margarine, melted and slightly cooled

Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped unsalted pistachios and walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons clover honey
  • 2 tablespoons diary-free margarine, melted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:

  • Honey to drizzle, about 1 teaspoon per muffin
  • 1/3 cup chopped unsalted pistachios and walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine, melted and slightly cooled
  1. Preheat your oven to 350* F and line 1-2 standard muffin tins with 12-16 liners. (I ended up putting my extra dough into a small 4×4 inch baking dish.)
  2. In a large bowl stir together the oat flour, buckwheat flour, almond meal, flax, cinnamon, powder, soda, and salt. In another bowl whisk together the eggs. Then whisk in the applesauce, milk, honey, and vanilla until fully combined. Wait to add the margarine.
  3. In another bowl stir all of the “filling” ingredients together until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  4. Whisk in the 1/4 cup melted butter to the wet ingredients then pour the wet into the dry and stir or whisk until just combined [when you no longer see dry flour]. Fold in the nut mixture and portion into muffin liners about 3/4 the way full.
  5. Bake muffins for 17-22 minutes and test with a toothpick for doneness [slightly moist, not sticky]. Let muffins cool for about 7-10 minutes.  Keeping muffins in their liners drizzle a small amount of honey over each muffin, then a sprinkle of nuts, then another small drizzle of honey, and then about 1/2 teaspoon melted margarine over each.  Let fully cool.  Muffins will firm and hold together once cooled.

August 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Mom’s Cornbread

I call it my mom’s cornbread, but it likely came from a cookbook printed in my hometown in Michigan. It’s a Northern version of cornbread (sweeter than what’s made in the American South).

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk this time)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  1. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Combine milk, eggs, and oil. Add liquid to dry ingredients; stir only enough to mix.
  2. Pour batter into a 9x9x2-inch greased baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until the top springs back when touched.

August 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

AMERICAN INDIAN: Pumpkin Bread

I tried all winter to find the perfect pumpkin bread recipe. Finally, with my last tray of frozen pumpkin from the fall, I found it. This recipe is adapted from RootStock, the twice-a-year flyer for Organic Valley.

1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine, softened
1 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white spelt flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a loaf pan.
2. Cream the margarine, maple syrup, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla in a large bowl. Use a separate, large bowl and a wire whisk to mix the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the pecans.
3. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until barely incorporated–do not over mix. Spoon batter into loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool the bread for 15-20 minutes on wire rack, then remove the loaf from the pan to cool the rest of the way.

May 3, 2010 at 11:42 am 1 comment

NEW COOKBOOK: Adventures

I finally got my own copy of the America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook–my favorite Christmas present this year. We have loved eating their Classic Egg Salad, Aglio e Olio, and Baked Ziti.

And when our housemate turned 30 this year, and the cake I baked for her birthday turned out to be a total disaster, the cookbook saved that day with this recipe: Emergency Chocolate Cake.

I want to carry this book with me everywhere.

March 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

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