Savoury Thoughts

Author: Becky

Donna’s Cheesecake

Crust 2 1/2 cups graham crumbs 2 tbsp sugar 1/2 cup butter Filling 2.5 x 250g cream cheese 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla Topping Fruit, can of cherry pie filling, etc. Whipping cream Directions Beat cream cheese with milk. Add lemon juice and vanilla, pour into shell. Chill,…

Scones!

photo of baked scones in a cast iron frying pan

1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp sugar 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cream Preheat oven to 400* Cut butter into dry mixture. Stir wet ingredients into dry mix. Mix with wooden spoon until just mixed through. Don’t overwork the dough! Turn out onto a floured surface and cut…

Nettle-Pumpkin seed Yum

Nettle-Pumpkin-Seed Yum My good friend adds this to everything! Some of the favourite combos are: rice and veggies, plain rice with flax oil and sea salt, pasta (plain or with lightly sauteed veggies). Ingredients Dried nettles Pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted Instructions Blend dried nettles until they are a fine powder. Add pumpkin seeds and pulse…

Bliss Balls

Photo of a plate of bliss balls, rolled in sesame seeds

Bliss Balls Author: Lisa Maca is really good for you. But I’ve read that it’s important not to eat more than one tsp in a day! Ingredients 3 tsp maca powder 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1/4 tsp sea salt dash of vanilla 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp coconut…

Ragged Robins

Ragged Robins Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Grammy says: “This is my grandmother’s recipe that my mother would make for us kids.” Ingredients 1 1/2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup chopped nuts 1/2 lb. chopped dates 1 tsp vanilla 2 egg whites, beaten stiff Instructions Mix all ingredients except…

Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie Makes enough for 3 pies Ingredients Juice and rind of 3 lemons 6 tbsp corn starch Butter, size of 3 eggs 3 cups boiling water 6 egg yolks (use whites for meringue) Instructions Cook until thick in double boiler. Let cool, then pour into cooled pie shell. Cover with meringue and brown under…

Becky’s Cassoulet style stew

Becky’s Cassoulet style stew Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 20 mins Ingredients 6-8 sausages 4 pieces bacon, cut into small pieces 2 pieces of chicken, breast or thigh 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 carrots, chopped in half lenghtwise then into 3/4″ pieces (approx) 3 small…

Lentil and Vegetable Stew

A photo of a bowl of lentil and vegetable stew, garnished with cilantro.

Lentil and Vegetable Stew Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 50 mins Ingredients 1 tbsp black mustard seeds 1-2 small onions, finely chopped salt and pepper 3 gloves garlic, minced 2 inch piece of ginger, minced 2 potatoes, chopped into 2 cm cubes 6-10 carrots, chopped into med. size pieces (I…

Smoothy

Blender full of fruits and vegetables

This is my staple smoothy recipe. It’s pretty much a blended meal and I make a full blender full, which makes 5 pints (I usually use mason jars, as they are convenient for bringing to work)…

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