I have to admit it surprised me how good this bread is! And this is coming from someone who has admitted on many occasions that I don’t like cooked apples (I know!). I used my homemade applesauce, which is made with local Fuji apples. I also used local whole wheat flour which I bought at the farmers market and some local honey. The Greek yogurt gives it an amazing texture and the flavor is out of this world. Once you try this bread you will be addicted. I am on my third loaf already!
I don’t know about you, but to me this weather just calls for soup. And in an attempt to further immerse myself in the fall spirit, I decided to make a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. It was delicious. I started out by roasting the butternut squash, which gave it an extra depth of flavor. In addition, I added a couple of pinches of cayenne pepper, giving it just a little kick and cutting the sweet. For my local ingredient I used fresh picked Fuji Apples, which we picked ourselves on a local farm. The soup was amazing! Creamy, flavorful, with just the perfect amount of spice.
So, today I’m Bermuda bound! Needless to say, I’m a little excited. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been on a real vacation. We are going on a cruise. Cruises are notorious for over indulgence of food. I have worked so hard in the past few months to “clean” up my diet and I’m going to try to stay committed to keeping that up. Of course I’ll allow myself a few cheat items. Our “My Clean Kitchen” philosophy is 80-20, so I’ll let myself indulge, but only 20% of the time. So I thought I would share with you the preparation I’ve done in hopes of keeping myself on track while I’m sailing the high seas.
So..if you saw Sunday’s post about our little fall outing you will understand why today we are making chocolate dipped apples. In hindsight….we may have gone a little overboard on the apple picking. But who wouldn’t…picking apples is soo much fun, it’s easy to forget that you actually are going to need to figure out something to do with them after! So I apologize in advance if we post a few apple recipes this week. But we have to do something with them I guess! Luckily we all like apples, a lot.
I’m a huge fan of nutty grainy flavor so I was excited to experiment with quinoa. I thought the flavor of the quinoa would go well with some chili kinds of flavors, and I was right. This dish is delicious. Its one of the first recipes I got right the first time! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did.
Lately it seems like everyone is doing some sort of pumpkin dessert. (I mean obviously right, it is October). But it seems like this year we are going more pumpkin crazy than usual. One thing that seems to be the latest craze is pumpkin cookies. So I though, why not, join in the fray and try to make my own! These cookies are great. So fluffy! And just the right amount of sweet. Oh…and did I mention they have chocolate!
Hey, it’s Jessica again. I am still in Georgia this week visiting family. And there is one thing I have to say…it is definitely fall. Like actual fall…which is unusual this time of year in GA. The weather said it was going to get in the 20s this weekend…I mean what is that…it’s the south…that kind of stuff is not supposed to happen in Georgia. Anyway, I digress.
I don’t know about you, but I love anything resembling a casserole. If there is something warm, baked and savory…i’m in! I am starting to love quinoa. It is so easy to cook, can be flavored with anything…and to top it off its really healthy! So I wanted to find a way to mix my love of quinoa and casseroles together in one amazing dish. and the result…..Spinach Quinoa Pie!
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Clove
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
Taco Tuesday! One of my favorite days of the week. I’m a big taco lover and have been looking at ways to “clean” up my taco habit. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the “taco” seasoning you buy at the store. Wow. I can’t pronounce half of them.