Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paleo Pumpkin Pie!
fastpaleo perfect-paleo-pumpkin-pie
What did you make? Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pie!
How did it turn out? GREAT! So exciting to have it taste like real pumpkin pie! 
Did you follow directions or make changes? I tried to follow the directions, but wound up making a ton of changes! I decided not to do a pie crust because I was short on time. I just mixed up the filling and put into ramekins. The directions called for a small can of pumpkin, I only had a big can, and since the recipe didnt specify how many ounces or cups a small can is, I just had to guess. I also ran out of my pumpkin pie spice, so I just added a little of everything. It also called for honey as its sweetener, which would have been just fine, but I am using agave nectar because it has a lower glycemic index. Lastly, I didnt have coconut milk in the can, only refrigerated in the carton, it was exactly what the recipe said NOT to use, but I didnt have a choice so I used it anyway. It turned out just fine!!
Would you make it again? Yes! It would be interesting to see how it turns out if all the ingredients and measurements were correct, I am sure it will be similar since my end result was just like pumpkin pie! We will also be making our own whipped topping, so it will be fun to try those together.
Any tips or advice?  Just to make it! I know its a little different, and it calls for coconut milk (you should have all the other ingredients on hand) but its totally worth it because it doesnt have any gluten garbage in it, nor any sugar, so its super healthy! Eat it and be guilt free! Then eat another one!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quite the Gap!

Pardon me for the huge gap in posts ladies! (Hey, where are you guys? :)
I have been busy trying lots of new things, just running a mile a minute and havent stopped to blog about them. I currently have a backlog of 24 things to post! Yikes! And thats just whats in my list, I need to add the things I have done in the last two weeks as well.
Anyway, I will try to catch up as soon as I can.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Smashed Potates! (yes, you read that right)

{for the love of cooking original photo (did get one, we were hungry and it was dinner time! shoot!)}
fortheloveofcooking crash-hot-potatoes
What did you make? Crash Hot Potatoes!
How did it turn out? Good! Mine didnt look as pretty as the picture, but they tasted good! 
Did you follow directions or make changes? I followed the prep instructions, but I didnt have little red potatoes, so used the little fingerling ones instead. They are long instead of round, and so they didnt stand up, and I think thats why they turned out a little less pretty when I smashed them. Several were smashed on their side rather than smashed from the top down. Flavor wise I dont think it makes a difference.
Would you make it again? Yes! It was a nice side dish, and easy too.
Any tips or advice?  No, I dont think so. I guess just to take your time and actually drizzle the olive oil. I was rushed and so I brushed it on instead cause thats faster, but I think using the brush there was a little bit too much.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles!

(plain chicken image, I ate all mine without a thought of getting out the camera!)
Plain Chicken Cinnamon-oat-snickerdoodle-cookies
What did you make? Cinnamon Oat Snickerdoodles! I make a lot of cookies dont I?
How did it turn out? Good! I also got the stamp of approval from Andy. They are everything I want in a cookie, oats and cinnamon!
Did you follow directions or make changes? I tried to follow the directions! I doubled the cinnamon as I always do. But, I didnt have the 1 3/4 cup Fiber Plus Cinnamon Oat Crunch cereal, so I substituted a cup of oatmeal and 3/4 cup crunched up raisin bran crunch cereal, sans the raisins.
Would you make it again? Yes! I have a million other cookie recipes to try, but I find myself always going back to anything with oats and cinnamon in it, yum!
Any tips or advice? Just that the baking time says 12-14 mins at 375 and they turned out hard. I baked mine 12 mins at 350 and they were good. I think next time I might try 11 minutes, I sure do love a soft cookie!