Food: March 2003 Archives



This makes a lot, and I cook it in a foil turkey roasting pan.
4 cups rolled oats (not quick or instant). may also use part or all rolled wheat, rye, barley or other grains.
2 cups chopped nuts (I like pecans, but choose your favorite(s) - or use sunflower seeds, pepitas, suchlike)
2 cups chopped dried fruits - I like to combine flavors like apricot, dates, craisins, or whatever I find in my pantry. I am not that fond of raisins, though.
1/2 to 1 cup liquid sweetening. Honey for mildness, corn syrup for cheap, blackstrap molasses for nutritional punch. Or combine. Maple syrup and sorghum work well, too. Lyle's Golden syrup doesn't. can mix or match.
1/4 cup canola or safflower oil (cold pressed is best - like Hollywood brand)
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
(optional) 1 tsp cinammon or pumpkin pie spice mix.
Beat liquid ingredients together. May need to warm syrup a bit. pour over other ingredients in a large bowl or pan. put into roasting pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (or lightly oiled). bake at 350, stirring every 10 minutes, until the toasty shade you prefer (usually around 30 - 40 minutes). cool in pan, stirring occasionally to break into small pieces. store in tighly sealed container.



Have you noticed that most of those doing the Tuesday this or that love mustard?

A Recipe


Kairos guy, feel free to add it to the cookbook. This is for Davey's Mommy, who is afraid of her new pressure cooker. It is also a great lent recipe.
2 Tbs butter, 1 Tbs oil and a couple mashed cloves of garlic. put in bottom of pressure cooker, turn heat on to high. throw in 1 1/2 cups arborio rice (may use short grain white or brown rice, or pearl barley instead). saute grains in oil until coated and starting to toast.
Take one envelope dry vegetable soup mix (knorr or lipton) and sprinkle over top of grains. Pour over all a mix of 1 cup white wine, 2 1/2 cups water, and bring to boil. Fasten lid on pressure cooker. Bring up to pressure (15 lbs) and cook at that pressure for 6 minutes (white or arborio rice) or 18 minutes (barley or brown rice). Reduce pressure with a quick release method. Remove lid, and stir in 1 1/2 c grated cheese of your choice (I like a mixture of swiss and parmesan, but anything really goes). Serve and enjoy.
Another one - for people tring to figure out how to add flaxseed to the diet! Flax/fruit bars.
3/4 cup fruit juice
1 -2 cups dried fruit
1 cup ground flaxseed
put dried fruit in juice, bring to simmer and let fruit soften. Put into food processor with flaxseed meal, and mix into a soft dough. Press into a 9x9 cake pan (may need to use your wet hands). cut into 8 pieces, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Keeps 2 - 3 days.

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