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It’s has been a while since adding some new cooks and bakes. They’ve added up, so here are a few from the past few months. Many of these are get well recipes. All of them are delicious, simple, and do not cost too much for weekly add-ins to your menu.
Warm amazing stew broth heals your soul deeply and prevents that Spring transition from getting your immune system down. We had this very often this winter/spring. Toss into a crock pot: either organic beef or chicken stew meat, carrots, sweet potato, salt, pepper, a few tsp of spelt/coconut flour, tomato, minced garlic, beef or chicken rub spices, and let simmer on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours. (You can add anything else you like too.) Top with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.
While painting, I often forget to eat, so making a “Get Healthy-fend off colds from Spring’s fickle winds” warm stew, tea, veggie/fruit smoothies, anything with garlic, and more while painting a fruit still life. Garlic when eaten raw, or lightly pan cooked helps keep the chill out of your soul. 100% Cacao is an ancient super food and can also help when you have a headache. Cinnamon, in small amounts, is always good for you! Add it into your hot chocolate for a cozy, tucked in day.
Here is the first angel food cake I’ve baked using a basic recipe. It’s delicious with any kind of ice cream or on her own. Keep it light and Whip it up! Note from 7-16: We don’t make these anymore as we don’t use sugar anymore and less flour in our cooking for optimal health.
Salads are fun to add different things to daily. A simple salt, pepper, splash of either olive oil or vegetable oil, and a little splash of balsamic or red wine vinegar lightly drizzled over your favorite salad is incredibly soothing and fresh. Add some avocado and seeds with a tuna salad with relish for a healthy snack. A dry salad of sliced veggies, hard cheeses, and more also called an antipasti is always a treat for your family and yourself.
Whole milk yogurt (bought in glass jars), has no added sugar and 20 grams of protein is a healthy way to start the day or end your evening, (use as a dessert substitute.) Adding fruit, cinnamon, seeds, or having it with some hard-boiled eggs and hard cheese on the side makes a simply delicious lunch.
Popovers are very simple to make. They are delicious and airy. Have some tea and a buttery popover and relax on a Sunday morning. Growing herbs from seeds, like the basil plant seen here can really freshen up your menu. Note from 7-16: We don’t make these anymore as we don’t use sugar anymore and less flour in our cooking for optimal health.
Custards are wondrous desserts to try. Lots of whisking, but worth every savory bite. Zabaione or Zabaglione is a velvety smooth Italian dessert made up mostly of eggs. I used marsala wine with this batch. Note from 7-16: We don’t make these anymore as we don’t use sugar in our cooking for optimal health.
Apple pie is always a favorite around here. This one is a present. Add vanilla bean to the apples and crust, as well as cinnamon for an extra subtle flavoring. This one has an egg wash over the crust.
Simple basic meals. Now it is time for summer’s delights!