Month: January 2016

Super Moist Dark Chocolate Cake

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From Microgalactic!

 

There has always been a weakness for chocolate cake in our house!  Especially the super dark rich kind.  My son always wanted chocolate cake with strawberry ice cream for his birthday.  This recipe brings back those memories!

Just for your information, 160 degrees C is 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Source: Super Moist Dark Chocolate Cake

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Sunday Pleasures: Healthy Carrot Muffins

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From Fly Me To The Clouds!

 

I love anything with carrots!  Carrot muffins are my favorite.  The problem has been with carrot muffins, they tend to be heavy in fat.  This recipe looks good in that regards.  Less fat due to the yogurt.  I love how it looks too.  Dark and spicy and rich.  I can’t wait to try this!

 

Source: Sunday Pleasures: Healthy Carrot Muffins

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

20 Healthy Trail Mix Recipes to Mix Yourself

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From Daily Recreation!

 

The other day, I had been running from pillar to post.  I had forgotten to eat anything for breakfast.  No lunch either.  So about 4 p.m. I weakly walked into a local HEB(Texas Supermarket).  I didn’t want just fruit.  That would just spike my blood sugar for a little bit.

 

I needed protein and fat.  Lots of it!  I thought why not Trail Mix?  I went to that area.  What they had was pretty disappointing.  The mixes all had some form of candy in them.  Chocolate chips.  M&Ms.  Not my kind of thing.  I eventually did buy a bag and picked out all the chips.

 

I decided that I was going to start making my mix and taking a bag with me when I went out.  The next day, I saw a this post.  Talk about coincidence!

 

20 Healthy Trail Mix Recipes to Mix Yourself

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Sunday Rewind: Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar

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From Rantings of an Amateur Cook!

 

 

I love balsamic vinegar.  It is the most divine type of all the vinegars. Sweet and smoky.  It gives dishes an added depth and richness.  I use it in my Black Bean Chili.  Incredible.  One of my favorite desserts is sliced strawberries served over yogurt.  Sublime.  Mmmm.This dish looks like a great addition to our dinners!

 

 

Sunday Rewind: Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar

Source: Sunday Rewind: Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Seasonal Vegetable Soup W/ White Beans & Sausages

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I don’t know what the weather is like by you, but here on the Gulf Coast, looking out of the window, it’s gloomy with a drizzle of rain. And it is pretty darn damp. Being on an island I do expect it to be damp, but this is bone chilling damp.

So I saw this recipe that I had saved to make. This is a completely vegan dish. I know it has sausages in the title, but they are meatless. I hope you give it a try.

Enjoy!

Marcey

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Serves: 6
Prep: 40 mins (*Dependent upon skill and/or kitchen helpers!)
Cooking Time: 4-8 hrs (*Dependent on S.C. setting)

Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, carbohydrates, protein, fibre calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and per serving* is low in added sugar, salt and saturated fats. (*Dependent upon the type and/or quantity of stock and/or vegan sausages used). 

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Roasted Root Vegetable Galette

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From Bella’s Belly!

 

One of the most wonderful things to eat are roasted vegetables!  When you roast vegetables, the flavor is much more intense.  And the roasting caramelizes the vegetables, so that they taste sweet.

 

I never had them before I became a vegetarian.  Once I had them, I was hooked and now we have them several times a month.  One of the perks of going vegetarian was finding new ways to prepare food!

 

Source: Roasted Root Vegetable Galette

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Scandinavia: Princess Cake (6/21)

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From The Daily Cupboard!

 

I shouldn’t be doing this, but I can’t help myself.  I had told myself that after New Years Day, I would be good.  But I saw this photo.  And I saw the name.  “Princess Cake.”

 

It looks like a challenge.  I have never done marzipan before.  And what is marzipan?  Marzipan is an almond and sugar paste that is used to ice cakes and other pastries or sculpted into a variety of shapes to be eaten as candy or used as cake decorations. I After the ingredients are mixed, the paste reaches a consistency of dough or soft rubber and can be rolled, shaped, cut, or molded.  Sounds like playdoh!  What fun!

 

Source: Scandinavia: Princess Cake (6/21)

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Meatless Monday’s! A Great Start To A New Year!

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It’s a new year and a new beginning.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have thinking about what 2016 will be bringing us.  Bringing me, especially with this blog.  It’s a vegetarian food blog.  Though I will go off on a tangent if there is an idea that intrigues me.  And that happened a lot.  This year I want to be a little more structured.

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Cream of Potato & Fennel Soup w/Mushrooms

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From GardeningB!

 

I has been pretty cold for the Gulf Coast.  Low 50s in the days and 40s at night.  We live on an island, so the cold seems colder with the damp.  I am constantly am looking for warm filling foods at this time of year.

 

I saw this recipe for potato and fennel soup.  Yum!  What’s even better is that I have a ton of wild fennel growing in my yard.  I love potato soup.  I think the fennel will sweeten it up.  I hope you try it!

 

 

Source: Cream of Potato & Fennel Soup w/Mushrooms

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Viral Food Moments of 2015

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A regular at Blue 44 leaves a $2,000 tip on a $93 bill. (Photo: Mashable.com)

You never think of food videos as going viral, except in the worst way.  However, there were some epic moments in food videos for 2015.  We saw a rat struggle with a piece of pizza in the subway.  Starbuck coffee cups became part of the “war on Christmas.”  Ryan Gosling wouldn’t eat his cereal.  My favorite was this one:

Tipping as a social statement

Waiting tables is challenging enough — long hours on your feet, low pay, and having to remember who asked for no mayo and who wanted extra cheese on their burger. It’s even more challenging when customers play a game of chance with a server’s hard-earned gratuity. Several stories of customers’ outrageous tipping, both generous and stingy, went viral this year. Take the case of Jessica Morris, who was denied a tip and accused of hitting on another woman’s husband by a patron at TGI Friday’s. There was also Jess Jones, a 20-year-old waitress at a Belmar, N.J., diner who called out in a Facebook post a group of eight diners for leaving no tip. But not all servers suffered in 2015 — one waitress received a $1,000 tip on an $85 bill at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyo., as part of the viral movement #TipsForJesus. In Florida, a college student and mother of a young child earned a $1,000 tip on a $29 bill at her job at Winghouse of Largo, which the waitress used to move her family to a new apartment. One lucky 19-year-old server at a Frankfort, Ill., barbecue joint received a $1,000 tip on a $20.31 check, which was put toward his college tuition. In Washington, D.C., a gumbo-loving patron at restaurant Blue 44 left a $2,000 tip on a $93 bill. And one lucky server at a Long Island clam bar earned a 1,000 percent tip from one very funny — and very generous — patron: comedian Amy Schumer. Now that’s feel-good comedy at its best.

Enjoy!
Marcey