The recipe promised a healthy flax meal muffin in less than five minutes. Could be a yummy breakfast treat. Would the results be better than the chocolate cake in a mug I tried?
I’m intrigued by the idea of “baking” a single serving in a coffee mug using the microwave. It seems so full of possibilities: quick, easy, no leftovers, yumminess.
This week I tried making a flax meal muffin using a recipe I found on the boards at TuDiabetes. The recipe is very simple. Continue reading
Still having eight servings of (expensive) quinoa stored in my refrigerator I decided to try another new recipe in search of healthful yumminess. This time we tried Vegetable Quinoa Stew from the Tasty Kitchen section of The Pioneer Woman blog.
Can cauliflower replace mac and cheese?
I could not believe what I was hearing. The dLife chef was saying that cauliflower can take the place of mac and cheese. Really?
How could all that bubbly yumminess be replaced by a vegetable?
The recipe for Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” is simple enough: Steam a whole head of cauliflower, put it in a souffle dish, cover with a mixture of mayonnaise and yellow mustard then top with grated Parmesan, and bake until the cheese is brown.
I was still feeling doubtful. Yellow mustard? Grated Parmesan? But I trudged on…
The only way to truly answer the question is to taste Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” next to regular mac and cheese. You know, the kind with noodles in it.
When my family taste tested quinoa we decided it had yumminess potential and would try it again.
Here’s an update.
Quinoa with Pintos Corn and Peppers
Because quinoa is a complete protein I went looking for a main dish recipe. We tried Mexican Quinoa with Pinto Beans from the Quinoa Corporation website.
Cooked quinoa was put together with canned whole pintos, corn, chopped bell pepper, and onion. The mixture was seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Traditional, simple Mexican ingredients and flavors. It tasted good.