Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I have been making bread!

I have been making the basic recipe from this cookbook. It is wonderful and so easy. Basically you throw some ingredients together and then you pull out dough whenever you feel like it to make bread. It makes 4 loaves.






See video on the previous post!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

I just got this book in the mail! I can't wait to start making my own bread! I ran across this video and had to get it!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Eggplant and Rice

I found this recipe on Food.com. I have made it many times. To make it oil free just substitute veggie broth or water instead of oil.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon virgin olive oil
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 tomato, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon thyme or 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
1 cup long grain rice
2 cups water or 2 cups Vegetable stock
parsley, chopped fine for garnish

Directions
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
Sauté onion and garlic 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened.
Stir in next 4 ingredients (eggplant, tomato, bay leaf & thyme) and mix thoroughly.
Cover saucepan and simmer 3 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients (rice & chicken stock) and salt and pepper to taste and return to a boil.
Immediately reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.