It’s hot cocoa day, but who really needs a reason to have hot cocoa? When it comes to hot cocoa I’m a homemade kind of girl. Nothing is better and it really isn’t hard to make. And if you have special dietry needs making you own from scratch is your best option. Here’s my reciipe.Continue reading “It’s National Hot Cocoa Day!”
Category Archives: Food
National Cookie Day!
I just learned that today is national cookie day! That definitely deserves an extra blog post. Below are links to a few of my cookie posts from the past. Enjoy! Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?
The Secret to Cooking Good Healthy Food
Several years ago a culinary instructor named Todd Mohr gave a free webinar on how to cook like a chef. It was not what I expected. Instead of talking about all the “secrets” and difficult recipes we think professional chefs know he talked about how home cooks make things too difficult. The focus of his webinarContinue reading “The Secret to Cooking Good Healthy Food”
Looking for something different for holiday dessert?
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins – Check out more of Rogene’s recipes in her cookbooks which can be found on Espiratonal.com’s bookshelf in the gallery or on Amazon.com. ———————————————————- This wonderful, slightly decadent cake is perfect for special occasions. It has become one of our favorites. Of course, this cake is gluten-free,Continue reading “Looking for something different for holiday dessert?”
Recipes for making the most of what you have
These are some of my favorite recipes and ideas for making the most of what you have. I’ve been using these while trying to work around not being able to buy certain ingredients. Thought you might find these helpful to extend the food you have on hand or make do with what you’ve got duringContinue reading “Recipes for making the most of what you have”
Feeding Yourself and Your Family in Uncertain Times
I’ve always tried to keep a small pantry stocked because I don’t like to shop and of course for emergencies. I add to it as I go along by adding an extra item or two to my grocery orders, especially sale items. Recently I have been reminded of the importance of keeping a pantry stockedContinue reading “Feeding Yourself and Your Family in Uncertain Times”
Creativity in the Kitchen
Living a life with food restrictions has been on of my greatest challenges, but it has also been great fun. It has required not only stepping outside the box, but sometimes ripping that box to pieces. I have learned to try things that just seem impossible, because they usually work — like flax seed “eggs”Continue reading “Creativity in the Kitchen”
Egg Salad Without Eggs?
I developed this recipe while looking for tasty, healthy snacks with protein . I use chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, but there are also recipes using tofu if you prefer. You may be familiar with hummus which is made from chickpeas and often used as a dip with raw veggies. Because I do notContinue reading “Egg Salad Without Eggs?”
People avoid eggs for many different reasons. These may include food allergies, needing to cut down on cholesterol, being vegan and not eating animal products as well as concerns about salmonella. If you avoid eggs for any reason, there are alternatives available. First you need to know what you want the egg to do. Eggs serveContinue reading “Egg Substitutes”
We went into town for pizza to celebrate Valentines Day. The gluten free Greek pizza was not bad, but it wasn’t mine. The one in town had a small commercial crust with toppings that could almost be seen. I make my own crust and load on the toppings — no comparison. Look good? Want toContinue reading “Pizza!”