Friday, May 6, 2011

Turnip & Ramp French Fries!

Holy smokes, I just made these and ate them faster than lightning! They are SO GOOD! They are a great potato substitute, with only 4.4 grams (loosely) of carbs, vs. potatoes' 19 grams (per 3.5 oz. serving of each)

So I'm starving and didn't have the patience to bake or broil them, I just heated some olive oil in my steel frying pan and sliced half of a big turnip root into thin french fry-like slivers, and put the lid on for about 5 mins or so. Then I chopped up about 4-5 little ramp 'bulbs' and mixed them into the turnip slices, and simmered for another 5-6 minutes....

When it was all said and done, I added a pinch of sea salt for the real "french fry" effect, and I'll be damned if I'm not about to go make the rest of that turnip root!!

Ramps are so cool, I wish I could have found some in the wild--I know of a great patch of them on the trails by my house back home :-) But the co-op has them in fresh, and they are possibly my favorite "bulb" for cooking!

Needless to say, I'll be buying many more turnips to mix in with my stir-fries soon!! A great potato substitute!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Awesome Candida-Safe Coconut Vanilla "Kheer" Recipe!

I just had to pop on for a late post about this delicious and super-easy "Kheer" (Rice Pudding) recipe that I whipped up yesterday!

I had a recipe from the Candida Diet website, but it was basically just brown rice and coconut oil and maybe some nutmeg or cinnamon..... that was kind of rough....

So, real quick, here goes:

-cooked brown rice
-as much unsweetened almond milk as you'd like the pudding consistency to be
-1 tbsp coconut oil
-vanilla extract to your taste preference
-cardamom seed (whole or ground, to your liking)
-pinch of stevia

+any other spices or chopped nuts you might like to add! I omit the raisins, candida diet-style, but this makes suuuuuch a good treat.... especially when you haven't had anything sweet including fruit in awhile! I used a few raw macadamia nuts in mine tonight.....nom......

And it's good cold or hot :-D

Tomorrow or Saturday's experiment includes....... khichri! Lentils & rice soup mildly spiced with Indian spices..... I'm already drooooolinggggg.....

A shot of some kheer!