An ode to my favorite food bloggers.
I love tweaking recipes, its rare that I don’t tweak as I go, even rarer that after I’ve made it I don’t think about what I could have done to make it better. (Also, while I cook I like to warm up. Mult tasking. Ain’t no one got time to do those separately!
) Anyhow. The point is, at some point my own recipe started somewhere. Sometimes from Grandma, or Betty Crocker but increasingly its food bloggers. I know a lot of people who are looking for resources to help them eat healthier. So I’m going to let you in on some of mine!
-Chocolate Covered Katie!
These waffles are happening this weekend. I love her recipes. They don’t make huge quantities, so they are less likely to go bad in my refridgerator. But honestly, there would be very little chance of that happening anyhow. Because her stuff is good! If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love her! Here’s one of my all time fav’s of hers, I don’t mess with it. Its really really good. And Raw!
Also her ranch is pretty good to. I’ll list it here, with my addendums!
Crazy-Good Ranch Dressing
- 12 oz (1 package) silken-firm tofu (Mori-Nu is recommended for best taste)
- 3/4 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder
- 1 tsp dry dill
- 1/3 cup water, or more or less depending on desired thickness (I use 100g)
- scant 2 tbsp apple-cider vinegar (I was more generous than scant and use red wine vinegar)
- 1 and 1/2 vegetable broth cubes (I use Rapunzel brand. You can use more or less, depending on desired saltiness.)
- 2 tbsp low-fat Veganaise (or regular) (If you leave this out, you’ll still have a nice dressing, but it won’t be nearly as yummy!) (I made it more like 5 Tablespoons def. Needed more)
Combine all ingredients, and blend until creamy. (I use a Magic Bullet.) (I did too)
-Your vegan MOM is also a great site! Not as simple, but she’s cooking for a family of 4, and her little boys love her stuff! This is a recipe that when I have time to make it, both of MY boys love. I don’t do it often, but they like it. I like my tofu simple steamed with a yummy tamari, onion, sugar sesame sauce. But boys are boys, they like crispy stuff. I sub out the cornflakes and use whole wheat breadcrumbs, because I usually have those. Crispy corn cereal isn’t really
something any of us like.
Kathy is inventive and very very healthy. I don’t LOVE everything she does, but she has some freaking awesome ideas. Like frozen melon in a smoothie. AMAZING and life changing! She also inspired me to revisit Acai. Acai is a crazy good for you super food. It adds a depth and creaminess to your smooties (oops typo but funny enough that’s what T man calls smoothies). I like the unsweetended ones so you can add naturaly sweet things, like frozen bananas or watermelon, and it won’t knock you over with sweetness.
In conclusion (thesis mode slipped in there) there are tons of great sites, but these are my go to ones. In addition if you’re a Thai food lover these are 2 of my favorite Thai recipes, I’m making Tom Yum today actually!