Zucchini Bran Muffins

I decided to attempt a cross between zucchini bread and a bran muffin – don’t ask me why! It just crept into my mind, and I couldn’t give the thought up without at least trying it. The main premiss behind my logic being zucchinis are so wet and bran can be so throat chokingly dry,…

Fresh Orecchiette with Lintels and Mushrooms

Homemade orecchiette pasta with delicate green lintels, baby portobellos, and a hint of Serrano peppers. Hand making the orecchiette is completely optional. It didn’t take me too long to do it (probably about an hour, including the time needed to rest and make my dough), but you definitely need to commit to the rolling, cutting,…

Einkorn Brownies

I’ve foraged on venturing into the baking world of einkorn flour with this latest adaptation of my classic brownie recipe. I think, I like the einkorn version better then my original one. Einkorn’s lower gluten content provides the brownies with a more delicate and less chewy crumb while also imparting all those whole grain nutritional…

Chocolate Dipped Einkorn Biscotti

These Chocolate Dipped Einkorn Biscotti mark my first foray into baking with einkorn flour. Einkorn is an”ancient” variant of wheat that’s milled into a light, nutritious whole grain flour that’s high in protein and low in gluten. I’ve been wanting to try it out for years, but have just recently come across it at the…

Piña Colada Oatmeal

Oatmeal topped with a pineapple compote, toasted coconut, and almond slices. Piña colada oatmeal is my latest attempt at sprucing up my oatmeal breakfast routine. I’ve never been a big fan of oatmeal, in fact, I’ve deftly avoided the slimy sludge for the better part of my adult life. I’ve always had a hard time…

Oatmeal Sourdough

Yes, more bread. This is the heart healthy loaf – filled with old fashioned oats and whole wheat flour to help boost your fiber intake and supposedly lower your cholesterol. Beyond that, this is just a very yummy loaf of bread. Recipe makes 1 large boule. Ingredients: 1 cup Leaven Mix and leave overnight (Day…