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Memories of Baking with Mama
I have a few great memories of baking with my mother. She's a great cook and incredibly talented at anything she puts her mind to so I learned a lot by watching and assisting her. I made it a point in life to try to spend some time in the kitchen with all the people who mattered most to me and become a sort of living recipe book by learning their particular tricks of the culinary trade. I've been fortunate to actually learn a lot of diverse cooking with some really incredible people and if there is one thing besides music that can unite people of all walks of life it is food!
A minor change of plans
My mom always said she had to have something sweet to eat after her meals. Especially lunch and dinner, she said she never felt quite satisfied. Now, this truly could have been solved by some sessions with a nutritionist, but who am I to judge. As a nutritionist and devout vegan for 26 years, I would love to give her food advice if she asked.
Mama Eze's Jam Cake: A 19th Century Recipe Gets a Vegan Makeover
History and food. You may not think the two go hand in hand, but as a longtime teacher and student of history and an enthusiastic foodie, I believe that one of the best ways to study the past is through...you guessed it, cooking and eating.
Perfectly imperfect gingerbread creations
These imperfect little beauties are even yummier when you know how much fun has been had making them. The spicy scent encompassing your kitchen when they’re baking is divine. They are a super-quick bake and a real crowd-pleaser. I have served these to friends at coffee-mornings and children at birthday parties, and they always get a thumbs up. The other bonus is that they are perfect at any time of year.
Vegan Iced Lemon Blueberry Scones
When I was 14 years old my mother entered the kitchen to find me doubled over in pain, clutching my abdomen, and crying. Cramps, she thought as she rubbed my back. Well yes, but I wasn’t having my period. I had just come from soccer practice, sweaty, thirsty and tired, and was drinking my second big glass of cold, creamy milk. So satisfying. That is, until it felt like my intestines were trying to escape from my body.
Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Choco/Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting.
I am NOT a Vegan. With that said... I have several Vegan recipes that will delight even the most skeptics' tastebuds. I have learned to cook and bake vegan foods as my best friend/ roommate is Vegan. I like my food to taste "real" for lack of better wording. To do that I prefer to use natural ingredients. Tend to stay away from the Soy and I have yet to have even one non-vegan even guess that my food was vegan. I usually tell them after they say it tastes amazing. This recipe is one of my favorites. I gleaned a few recipes and mish-mashed them together to create this. For the adults... this can be turned into an alcoholic cupcake... super fun and easy to do... it has a lovely kick too ;) That portion of the recipe will be in the p.s notes. On to the recipe...
Let Them Eat (Wacky) Cake
This cake has always existed. At least, that's what it feels like. I have no clear memory of my first bites, but if I was to hazard guess I would assume I was no more than three. It sits at the center of every family dinner, birthday party, or slow Sunday; surrounded by my moms' green-blue pottery mugs filled to the brim with Red Rose tea.
Yummy Bread Pudding And Oh So Delicious Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love food? Most people do and I know of a few that can attest to having a sweet tooth. ‘Sweet tooth’ is and idiom that originated in the 1300s where the word tooth was used to describe anything that was delicious or tasty. This has been replaced with the word “toothsome” in today’s world. A person has a “sweet tooth” when he or she craves something sweet or has a strong liking for foods that are sweet. I will admit that every now and then I do have a ‘sweet tooth’.
Easy-to-make (and Easier-to-eat) Brownies Topped with Nice Cream
Do you ever want to prepare a dessert that is not only delicious but healthy, yet find yourself needing tons of ingredients that you don’t have on hand? Have you ever made a special trip to the grocery store for these ingredients only to later realize that the dessert takes hours to make… and quite frankly, just isn’t worth the time? Trust me, I have been there before.
Baked Grouper in a Snap
Easy to Make Baked Grouper Whenever I go to a restaurant specializing in seafood, I love trying new ways of eating my favorite fist. Two of my favorites are salmon and grouper. I have been cooking salmon at home for a long time without hesitancy. Recently, I got the nerve to actually cook grouper, sometimes referred to as the Poor Man’s Lobster, (my favorite fish) at home.
6 Easy Recipes to Motivate Your Health Kick.
DISCLAIMER: This article is intended to put forward healthy meal options, and the introduction includes an honest account of my own struggles with food and diet culture. Anyone who finds the topic of food to be a sensitive subject may want to consider this before continuing, or you can visit this website for resources if you are struggling with an eating disorder.
Recipes from the heart
Once upon a time, I tried to cook. I still do occasionally. But for some crazy reason, it doesn't usually work. There are several examples of this.