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If you are like me, you’re looking for ways to eat healthy that actually taste good. So, I’ve never actually tried Kimchi before, and yet suddenly I felt like I needed to try to make it. Logical right? This is how my brain works. I did my usual research on Pinterest and found this recipe. Then I recruited my friend and co-conspirator, Emily, to help me. I liked it because the recipe said it was quick and easy. Well, it is easy. You just follow the steps and eventually end up with Kimchi. This recipe might be quicker than other recipes for Kimchi, but it still took four days to finish, and I’m not sure how that compares to “slow” Kimchi. Maybe quicker to prepare?? Before you embark on this recipe, you’ve got to find Korean Chili Flakes Powder and Miso paste. If you can find a Korean grocery store, then you are in luck, otherwise, you might need to order the powder from Amazon (linked below) and the Miso paste you can probably find at a grocery store, in the refrigerated section near the tofu and wonton wrappers
Here’s what I noticed when I finally decided to try it. First, it has a strong oder which is fine with me, but just a warning. Then, the first bite sort of made my tongue tingle, like it had become carbonated or something. Which by the way, I didn’t mind at all. It’s spicy but not TOO spicy. It’s pickle-y but not TOO pickle-y. The cabbage has wilted down, it’s still crunchy but not in a raw way. The most amazing part for me was the instant health benefit I saw. Here’s why. My husband had a cold and he was getting over his just in time for me to start feeling the beginnings of a cold coming on. That just happened to be the same day I tried this Kimchi. I didn’t even eat that much, but I IMMEDIATELY felt better. I’ve continued to eat it every day and have not gotten sick at all. I’m totally amazed.
In addition to the miraculous cold fighting properties, here are some other health benefits. Health Magazine named Kimchi as one of it’s Top 5 Worlds Healthiest Foods, It’s low in calories and high in dietary fiber, high in vitamins A, B and C, and low in fat. Koreans eat Kimchi at least once a day. There are plenty of interesting facts in the link provided below, and there is a lot more information on the web.
Recipe by Foodie with Family
One thing I know I can get my daughter to eat in the mornings are pancakes, she’s always loved them. She loves to add mix-in’s which usually consist of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips. The only problem is, she only eats two and then I have a bunch left over to refrigerate, which is great if you remember they’re in there. So lately I’ve been making her this small batch pancake recipe, and we’re both very happy with it. Not only does it just require one small bowl and spoon to mix it up, but it only makes two pancakes (normal sized) so she eats them up and no leftovers! This makes both of us happy.
But hey, I know that not all of you have kids to feed, and probably not very many of you only have ONE kid to feed, but this recipe is great for you single folks too. Maybe your spouse loves pancakes but you don’t, this recipe is great for that. Rushing home for a quick lunch? Have a couple of pancakes! Quick dinner, no problem. There are endless reasons why you might only need two pancakes in your life. Add in your favorites!
Recipe by The Luxury of a Small Table
Happy day after Labor Day. You’re looking at the yummiest chocolate chip cookie that I made and brought to a cookout. These were such a great treat for everyone. They were also a huge hit and I promised I’d post the recipe soon. They are exactly as they are titled, Big, Thick and Chewy. My main requirements for all cookies.
I think that cooking these large cookies at a lower than normal temperature really contributed to making them perfect. They were very chocolatey, with a buttery dough, and that perfect chewiness that I love. Just an amazing cookie.
Easy to throw together, with no weird ingredients you don’t already have. I mean, you could just make a batch right now, and you probably should. These are so large you’ll only need the one. Well, really “need” is an iffy term but you know what I mean.
I hope you get to try this recipe soon, it’s delicious.
Recipe from Allrecipes
So, every school morning starts for us the same way I’m sure it starts for you. Whats for breakfast? I mean, it’s the most important meal of the day, right? But what do you do if the usual options just aren’t cutting it? Most people would probably jump in their car and go get something, but not me, I bake something.
I’m only telling you all this, because you can bake too. Make them ahead of time. Fend off the morning hum drums. You don’t have to feel guilty about making these for your kids, or even for you, because they’re healthy!
These yummy little morning muffins are filled with whole grains from the oatmeal, no processed sugar, just yummy honey AND blueberries. And here’s the truly amazing part, my super ultra picky daughter ATE THEM! I’m wiping a tear from my eye. She’s finally trying new things and actually liking them, it only took 10 years. Great for bringing to work for a quick snack too, avoid that vending machine! These are super easy to throw together and delicious to boot. I hope you’ll give them a try.
Recipe from Frugal Mom Eh
So, my summer has been super busy. Has yours? Lots of fun, lots of memories made and still more to come. We’ve started our first day of home school today, which is giving me an opportunity to catch up or get back in the swing of blogging. Over the summer I’ve also begun (or started yet another) attempt at healthy eating. No or very little is my goal right now, which led me to find the Mediterranean style which looks like I’ll actually be able to do long-term. So, as with all the new diets I start, I found a cookbook I had to have. This one is absolutely fantastic. It’s called “The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook” and I found it on Amazon. It’s from America’s Test Kitchen so you know it’s good. There are ton’s of great recipes and I want to try them all. But for now, lets talk about this cookie.
First, this cookie doesn’t have very much sugar in it. Only 2/3 cup of processed sugar in the who recipe. It also has 3 Tbsp of honey but I feel like this is still minimal. The star ingredient is the lavender. If you’re not a fan or can’t find any you can certainly leave it out. If you decide to use it, it’s not a super strong flavor even if you do bite into a piece of the actual lavender. It basically perfumes the dough and spreads out that smell and flavor throughout the cookie. I’m a fan of it so I loved it. The shocking news is that my daughter and husband love it too.
This cookie is easy to throw together after you’ve done a bit of measuring on parchment paper. Use some flour on your work surface and hands in order to keep the dough from sticking. This crunchy cookie is perfect dipped into your morning coffee or tea.
Recipe from The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook Page 379
My daughters birthday was this past weekend, the big 10! I can’t even believe it. I’ll try not to make this post all about me sobbing and weeping over this latest birthday. Anyways, it was a very busy weekend for us all. She had a horse show the day before, then a sleepover, and Mothers Day was on the same day as her birthday. Whew, glad its over!
My daughter requested vanilla cupcakes for her after dinner celebration so I wanted to make a small batch, because we don’t need a bunch of cupcakes sitting around our house. These were easy to throw together, easy to frost and also easy to eat. Hahaha. Very moist with great vanilla flavor. I thought they were more dense then usual but I didn’t happen to mind that at all. The frosting was also great with a wonderful vanilla flavor. This icing was not light and fluffy but sort of hardened after it cooled so it was not messy and held onto the sprinkles really well.
The best part being that there weren’t a bunch of leftover cupcakes for us to snack on. That was my goal after all. 🙂
Recipe by Celebrating Sweets
I know what you’re thinking, why make homemade chocolate pudding when those little packets from the grocery store are SO convenient. Well, because you don’t always have those on hand, and there are a lot of additives that you might not want to consume. This recipe really doesn’t take long to make and you can pronounce all the ingredients!
I loved how easy this was, and how delicious. It does not taste like the boxed kind, it’s more chocolatey than that. It’s almost like eating a chocolate chip, it’s more that flavor. The consistency was smooth and thick, just like pudding from the box. You can even top it a million different ways, I’ll leave some ideas below. If you’re looking for an easy replacement for the boxed kind, give this one a try!
Recipe from Moms Need To Know