Focaccia Bread

I love bread. If there’s a Breadaholics Anonymous meeting anywhere, I need to be there. I had to mostly give up bread because of high blood sugar, but I still try to find ways to indulge. I’ve made this focaccia bread with buckwheat flour and it works well. I’m going to try it with cocount flour next since it will be super low-carb. You can flavor it with your favorite spices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cinnamon with some Truvia for sweetness would be a great breakfast bread. Slice it horizontally for sandwiches. Or just cut up and dip in Continue Reading →

Pickles, Pickles, Yay!

Well, I’m happy to say that my first jar of pickles with the new recipe provided by my sis turned out great! My husband is not usually a big pickle eater, but he loves these. Last year, my dad and I were trying different ways of fermenting pickles with whey, and it just didn’t work. Actually, Dad got one fantastic batch and then couldn’t duplicate it. In any case, the following recipe is easy and seems to be foolproof. You can eliminate the red pepper flakes if you are a spice-weinie like my sister. Refrigerator Pickles Pickling Liquid 1 1/2 Continue Reading →

Green bean variations

One of our favorite quick veggie sides is spicy green beans. I saute green beans in coconut oil with garlic salt, pink salt and cayenne pepper. Sometimes I cook them a little more al dente and sometimes I get them slightly carmelized. Either way, they are great. For Christmas I wanted to do something a little different with the green beans. I was cooking a brined turkey, which turned out great, and while it was in the oven I was on the phone with my family in California saying hi to everyone and talking about food (naturally). My niece Mary Continue Reading →

Killer Cornbread

This is my Killer Chili companion for a cold, wintery day. I used a Betty Crocker recipe and modified it to be gluten-free and sugar-free. Works pretty well! By the way, any Betty Crocker recipe I use that calls for sugar, I automatically cut the sugar amount in half. I swear, that woman must have been a sugar-holic! The excessive number of eggs and the extra tablespoon of baking powder are to lighten up the heaviness of the buckwheat flour. If you use regular flour, it’s one egg and one tablespoon of baking powder. You shouldn’t be able to taste Continue Reading →