Category: Ciao Happy

Summer Snack

IMG_2820Two ways to do feta cheese: Revved up or Calmed down

Rev up:

(GF)Toast with dijon mustard with feta crumbles

Side of apple with cinnamon (for munching crunch and sweet)

Mixed, rinsed greens with your sweet toppings…like raisins!

 

 

 

 

IMG_2293Calm down:

Toast with avocado and tomato with feta crumbles

Side of potato (for soft and calm)

Mixed, rinsed greens with your salty toppings…like olives!

Yummdots

FullSizeRenderFirst, a fun thing to have in the cubbard: chocolate drink mix

To make chocolate drink mix, stir together equal parts of unsweetened (non-alkalized) cocoa powder and rice milk powder.

This stays well in a cool, dry place, for awhile in a cool climate, and is probably better kept in the fridge if you live in a hot climate. Whenever you feel like having something yummy, you can boil this up with water, drink hot, or ice to cool down. Or like in this recipe, stir into cookies, cakes, pancakes, smoothies and homemade ice cream.

 

 

To make the Yummdots

MIX together oats (Gluten Free if you like) and rice puff cereal with a dash of vanilla powder and baking powder, and chocolate drink mix to your chocolatey desire.

STIR in the milk of your choice and some peanut butter to help keep things sticky. When your mix is gloppy, you can plop balls of the mix onto parchment greased with Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil.

BAKE in the oven for about 10minutes at 200C and viola!

These aren’t “sugar free” as rice powder has sweetness to it, but they’re pretty excellent choice for gluten, lactose, and sugar sensitive folk.

Chow happy!
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Red Bean Breakfast

IMG_2958Kinda like an oatmeal cookie. Kid and grown-up kid friendly chow!

You will need to cook up some red beans (these are nice: Organic Azuki Red Beans). Super delicious, sweet, earthy. Store leftover cooked beans in the fridge for about 3 days.

MIX gluten-free oats, SHAKEs of coconut flakes, raisins and some cinnamon if you please with boiled water.

STIR in the beans, and munch happy!

Knekkebrod Pizza

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MIX oat, teff, and rice flours, sprinkle flax seeds, shakes of turmeric

STIR in enough plain water until mixture becomes spreadable paste

SPREAD onto an ovenpan lined with greased parchment

BAKE for about 12 min at 200C

CHOP up veggies: mushrooms, avocado, ruccula, onions

HEAT up tomato paste with herbs rosemary & thyme, + garlic if you’re spicy

POUR the sauce on the knekkebrod, sprinkle on toppings, cheese if you please

BAKE for about 20 more minutes, less for squishier pizza, more for crunch

Viola! Chow happy!

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cucumber was for the side salad
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heat on low to keep from splashing

Kransekake

A little yummy Norwegian treat, naturally gluten-free.

 

kransekake

Shopping list

Almonds or ground almonds

Powdered sugar (or powdered coconut sugar, recipe below)

Eggs

Butter or coconut oil

Optional: vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa powder or zest of citrus

 

Combine

250g ground almonds  (1/2c)

250g powdered sugar (1/2c) (sugar alternative recipe below)

Simply add your choice the optional dry ingredients to make the recipe your own.

To create infusions with essence oils such as rose, lavender, use food grade ingredients and simply use a bit more dry ingredients to balance the moisture out.

 

Mix in 

1.5 whipped egg whites, they must be whipped until having stiff peaks

 

Next Steps

Pour batter into greased kransekake forms and bake for time listed below

or store batter in the fridge for a bit to make the dough easier to handle for hand forming bite size pieces

Line a tray with parchment paper, grease with butter or coconut oil

Roll into neat `logs` and cut to desired length

Bake for 10min 178C (350F)

 

Low GI powdered sugar

250g coconut sugar

1Tblsp rice or corn starch

Blend until well mixed

Viola!