Several weeks ago we pressure cooked 2 lbs. of garbanzo beans for the intent of hummus. So tonight after a challenging Monday the thought of dinner was not first on the agenda., I had made a loaf of gluten free bread last night with no plans for it. Hubby decided to make some chicken salad for his bread slices and I decided to make some hummus for mine. With a simple touch of the blender with a mixture of garbanzo beans and some tahini sauce, garlic, hot pepper powder and a pinch of salt.
We made our first attempt to make Gluten free bread in our bread maker. We were very pleased with the out come. The bread was fluffy and had a taste of sour dough, which we love.
Apple cider vinegar
Gluten Free bake mix
Home made yogurt
Home made applesauce
sugar & salt
Here is a organic young coconut from Thailand which we purchased from Kimmi at Coastal Bend Health Foods last week.
Having been use to coconuts that had a thicker layer of coconut meat, this was a nice new experience. Mike had fun trying to open them up as I watched and giggled as he took a hammer and screwdriver to them.
1. We retrieved about 2 cups of coconut water
2. We scraped the tender milky meat out and placed on a sheet to put in the dehydrator.
3. Once dried, we placed in the chopper/blender and to our surprise had coconut sugar.
We have placed the sugar in a shaker container to enjoy at the table.
To my knowledge I have never tasted homemade butter before, however I can not say this after yesterday. For years now I have listen to my hubby speak of days gone by where he would help in Aunt make butter on the farm.
I am glad to say that with the help of a food processor and fresh raw cream from Miller Farms, we succeeded in having our own fresh butter. The 1st attempt was not so successful in that the cream never even made it to whipped cream. We are just not sure what the issue was, we are just thrilled we whipped it this time. Thank you Kimmi at Coastal Bend Health Foods for taking time to provide this service to our community.
With the help of modern conveniences like a high speed processor/blender making butter is a breeze. After many rinses with cold water and pressing the water out, we had mouth watering butter and crackers for lunch yesterday. We didn't add any salt to this batch and I am glad we didn't.
Here in our Kitchen we strive to make most things as healthy as possible by experimenting. Mike and I like simple and quick productions that will minimize sugar intake and gluten free and added bonus is when we can pull it off in vegan style as well.