2 tsps olive oil
1/2 onions (chopped)
1 cups quinoa
2 cups water
2 tbsps vegetable stock (granules)
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp thyme
1 carrots (chopped)
1 tomatoes (chopped)
1 cup baby spinach
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat, stir in quinoa and toast, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the water, stock granules, black pepper and thyme; raise heat to high and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in the carrots. Cover and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 10 more minutes. Turn off the heat, add the tomatoes and spinach; stir until the spinach is wilted and the tomatoes have given off their moisture, about 2 minutes.
1/4 cup bacon drippings OR real butter
6 tart apples – cored, sliced
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 dash ground nutmeg
In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings. Place apples evenly over skillet bottom. Sprinkle lemon juice over them, then brown sugar, then salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes until apples are tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sesame oil
5 tbl packed brown sugar
1 – 2 tbl honey
1/4 cup cold water
2tbl corn starch
Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4 c water in a sauce pan and begin heating.
Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan.
Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
Add extra water to thin if you over-thick it.
2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 pinch (each) cinnamon, nutmeg
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 cup evaporated milk or light cream
2/3 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
Preheat oven to 425°F. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, salt, and spices. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is mealy. Stir in chopped pecans.
Stir milk into mashed sweet potato and stir into dry flour mixture to form a soft dough. Knead very briefly on a lightly floured board and pat down to a thickness of 1/2-3/4 inch. Cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds with a cookie cutter. Pat extra dough out for extra biscuits. Bake until lightly golden, 12-15 minutes.