It is finally hoodie weather, well, at least in the morning. Time for kabocha. I posted this one in 2009 so it is time to make sure everyone knows about it. It is so easy and satisfying on a cold day.
1/4 kabocha, peeled and chopped
1/4-1/2 small onion, diced
a little oil
1 chicken bullion cube (vegetable also tastes great and makes this a vegan recipe)
2 cups water
fresh ground pepper to taste
milk or soy milk, optional
In a soup pot, saute the onion in the oil until transparent. Add the kabocha, bullion cube and water. Simmer until the kabocha is cooked – it should break in half when you put a fork in it. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for a bit. Puree everything using a blender, food processor or immersion blender. Reheat if necessary. This will be on the thick side. You can thin it with water or milk/soy milk/cream if desired.
I had been craving homemade sushi rolls for quite some time but after two weeks of not remembering to pick some sushi vinegar up, I decided to make my own. I searched Cookpad.com and found a good one. Continue reading
I often see two ingredient cookies or three ingredient cakes on Pinterest. Usually this means a cake mix plus eggs or even a can of coke. If you combined the ingredient lists of these mixes you would probably have around fifty ingredients, not one of them unprocessed. All food is processed on some level but there is a bit of a difference between the ingredients list on a cake mix box and the ingredients list on butter. Anyhow, those “three ingredient cakes” make me angry.
On to the topic of the day. These cookies have only two ingredients, bananas and rolled oats. These are really easy and also kid friendly. You can make them gluten free by using certified gluten free oats.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
2 ripe bananas
2 (250mL) cups of rolled oats
Optional add ins: nuts, raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla, flax seeds, chia seeds
Preheat the oven to 170C (350F). In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the oats and mix until combined. You should be able to shape the dough into balls but it will still be sticky. If your bananas were on the large side, you may need more oats. If you are making these for smaller children, you can put the oats in a food processor or blender to make them smaller. Shape the dough into balls the size of your choice. Place on a cookie sheet that has been greased or on top of parchment paper. Bake until they start to brown on the edges. Cool before serving.
For more oaty goodness, try my baked oatmeal snack bars.
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One of the things I like to get from Ikea is Knackebrod. It’s basically a large rye cracker and is fantastic with almost anything you can think of on top. One day I decided to try making it myself. Summer is coming and it would be good to have it in the arsenal. I searched on pinterest and selected this recipe. It is a modern recipe with sesame seeds added. It was absolutely delicious. They are rather hard so if you have small people in the house they may not enjoy them. My son found them too hard so I had to eat the whole batch myself (not complaining). Continue reading
Spinach is in season and I bought two massive bunches of it from the local farmer’s market. The first thing I did was search on Cookpad for spinach soup. I wanted something that wasn’t really creamy since I don’t really do dairy products.