Sunday, March 18, 2018

Mexican Street Corn Soup

The recipe looks good and I like her style of video.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Crispy Buttermilk Belgian Waffles - Gluten Free - America's Test Kitchen's Recipe

12-oz (2 2/3 cups) ATK Gluten-Free Flour Blend
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
3 lg eggs
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

Whisk flour blend, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl. In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter until combined. Whisk buttermilk mixture into flour mixture thoroughly until batter has thickened and no lumps remain, about 1 minute (batter will be thick).

Bake waffles according to manufacturer's instructions (use about 1/3 cup batter for 7 inch round iron and generous 3/4 cup for Belgian waffle iron). Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately.

Makes: Five (7 inch) Belgian waffles

Buttermilk Substitutions: If you do not have buttermilk on hand, that's not a problem. There are a couple of options for making buttermilk substitutions. For our waffles, mix 1/2 cup milk with 1 1/4 cups yogurt and substitute this mixture for the 1 3/4 cups buttermilk in the recipe. Both whole-milk and low-fat yogurt will work. While too thin to use in our waffle batter, a mixture of lemon juice and milk is often used as a buttermilk substitute in other recipes. For 1 cup buttermilk, mix 1 cup whole milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice.

Why This Recipe Works: People often think waffle and pancake batters are interchangeable, and while we don't agree with that in the test kitchen, we thought our gluten-free pancake batter would at least serve as a good jumping off point for a waffle recipe. Waffles made with this batter - which includes two whipped egg whites and multiple leaveners - came off the waffle iron with a crisp shell, but a hollow interior. Clearly, we had too much lift. So, we eliminated the baking powder and eliminated separating the eggs, plus whipping the whites. Plus, for more structure, we increased the amount of flour. While those waffles slightly better, they were a little on the heavy side. We found, that by increasing the number of eggs, from 2 to 3 fixed the problem, giving the batter the heft, volume, and richness, it needed, but without making the waffles heavy. This batter baked up into waffles with a crisp exterior, with a substantial interior that was moist, and just the right amount of chew. Buttermilk gives these waffles a nice tang and helps ensure a light texture. We prefer the crisper texture of these waffles when made in a Belgian waffle iron, but a classic iron will also work, though it will make more waffles.

Recipe From:
The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook Volume 2

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ruby Red Beet Juice - Juicer, Juicing Extractor, Breville

One Of My Favorite Combos
~ Ruby Red Beet Juice ~
Using A Juicing Extractor

This Ruby Red Beet Juice is truly one of my favorite versatile combos. There are also so many others too, but it's hard to say which has to be the very best... but with this juice, boy oh boy.

"It's Hard to BEET!" 
(Sorry... yeah, but it begs to be said. Haha!)

Juice a combo of fresh produce for Ruby Red Beet Juice anytime!

My d-i-l have been after me for quite some time to get a juicer, aka juice extractor

I originally thought, "NO, Thank You!" I did not yet need another appliance for my lovely and ALREADY large repertoire!

Plus, back in the mid 70's, a girlfriend and I were sunbathing on her deck. Boy, we so sweltering in the hot sun too! Well, her mom suddenly appears with two tall shimmering, glasses of delicious, "orange cream" sodas, and we squealed with delight. After I took two big slurps from my straw, I never intended for the dramatic GAG REFLEX that overtook me. It was straight "CARROT JUICE"! Needless to say, I fairly embarrassed.

Anyway, Melanie was quite determined to change my mindset on the matter. On their last visit, she came armed with her own juicer and several delicious recipes. Well, she easily WON me over, and now I regularly juice fresh produce with my a juice extractor too.

FRESH Ruby Red Beet Juice

Ruby Red Beet Juice
Adapted from d-i-l, Melanie Hill

4 lg carrots, unpeeled
2 lg ribs celery
1 lg kale leaf
1 lg green apple, cored - unpeeled
1/2 fresh beetroot, unpeeled, add some greens
2 oranges, unpeeled "cutie-size"
1/2 half lime, with rind
Handful cilantro
Pinch of turmeric

2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
1 pineapple spear, rind removed
1/2 lemon, unpeeled
1 chunk fresh ginger
Handful parsley 

Fully wash produce and juice in a HIGH power juicer. Stir, adding a just a pinch of turmeric for good health. Add ice and serve within 15 minutes for best nutritional benefits.

Ahhh, fully ENJOY!

Sharon Anne

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