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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Cheesy Beef and Tomatoes #loriinthekitchen #healthyfood #crunchycreamysweet

 The kick in this is great! The key here is to fragrant the spices properly. Don’t overcook the noodles. I did 7 minutes and let them in the strainer while I prepared the hamburger mixture. I barely simmered it. I put the corn and tomatoes in and turned the heat up a bit to get the quick small bubbles, stirred it, then pulled the mixture out and put it over the noodles. 

Recipe https://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/beef-noodle-casserole/  by @crunchycreamysweet (One of my favs.)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies with Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Baking Chips and Homemade Hot Chocolate #lorijeanfinnila #cooking #healthyfood

 I've been looking forward to using coconut flour and almond flour together. Most recipes call for a very small amount of coconut flour and a lot of eggs. Not this one. I also made homemade chocolate chips by melting a store bought bar (Eco dark 2.65) and adding a tsp of coconut oil and 1 a tablespoon of honey. It was sweetened perfectly and the best chocolate chunks I feel. I used half unsalted dairy butter and 1/2 coconut oil for the coconut oil. I also used parchment paper which I love. So much easier.

Recipe for the Cookies

Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Chips to Bake with (No more melty, soggy baking goods with the ones I've been making from cocoa powder and coconut oil.) ( I may leave the oil out next time so they're not as melty - still really tasty.)

Hot Chocolate Recipe (Really yummy sugar free hot chocolate. I used 1% dairy milk.)

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Homemade Granola and Homemade Yogurt #ohyum #lorijeanfinnila

I just topped fresh fruit, pure vanilla and honey to this mixture. Oh Yum!

I used Martha Stewart's slow cooker granola recipe and swapped out coconut sugar for brown sugar and papitas (pumpkin seeds) for almonds. I added extra raisins too.

All I did for the yogurt was put 4 cups of 1% dairy milk into my instant pot and pressed yogurt a few times until it reached 'boil.' I left it on venting. Once it beeped I took out the pot and let it sit at room temperature for 25 min. Then I added 3 tablespoons of yogurt from the last batch or I use some from Chobani plain Greek yogurt (the small one) and after skinning of the thin layer that forms with a fork gently mixed it in stirritwith a spoon. 
(I always freeze the starter from the batches I make right after the yogurt has chilled overnight, and the leftover Chobani in 3 Tbsp increments of the leftover of that. The starter from the batches can get old. I've done it for 6 months once. The yogurt is not as good without Chobani I think and swapping out batch starter for a fresh Chobani starter I'd say monthly, or close enough thereto.)

Then I close the instant, not putting the vent into pressure cooker mode, and hit yogurt again this time until a time shows up. Then I set it to 12:00 hours. It will start counting up the minutes from there. Once finished take the pan out and cover with Saran wrap and put in fridge for at least 8 hours. Walla! Fresh yogurt. You can try to drain some of the whey of the top by gently spooning some out. It will keep the yogurt thicker. I have a yogurt strainer that will drain most of the liquid out if I need some Greek yogurt for a recipe. Best granola I've had so far. I eat it with yogurt before the gym!!!! Gives me strength in the pool. Vanilla and honey makes the yogurt sweet.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Go To Casserole #leftoverchicken #nochemicals #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

This is something easy you can count on for quite a few servings. I was able to use up leftover chicken. I used provolone cheese and sharp white cheddar because that's what I had in the house. I bought my Happy Belly brand tomatoes from Amazon Fresh because they have no chemicals and they're very affordable. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Martha Stewart Broccoli and Parmesan Cream Soup #yummy #easy #instantpot #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

I made this recipe in the instant pot even though it didn't state directions for it made like that in Martha's Pressure Cooker Book. I cooked it on low for 1 minute with a quick release. I added extra broth and no wine and it still came out really good. Very few ingredients, very simple, and the best I've tasted so far. Pg. 92.


Monday, June 13, 2022

"Healing Herbs Are Where It's At #brainfog #humdrum #blackhole #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healingherbs #freshherbs


Image by congerdesign from Pixabay.
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay.

I just published Healing Herbs Are Where It’s At Nutrition is more of a key element that needs to be given credit to. https://link.medium.com/tixrAJBzPqb

Braised Chicken and Parsnips #marthastewart #onepot #healthymeals #freshherbs #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

This is the first time I've used a Dutch oven. I had been in fear of lifting a cast iron one. Stainless steel works great and it's lighter. I used the Tramontina 5 quart dutch oven and cut the recipe in half. The combination of fresh sage, parsnips, and leeks brought a heavenly feeling to my body. Apple cider vinegar is very healing too. I'm borrowing the "One Pot" by Martha from my local library. I'll be making more recipes from it and will be checking out her other books and recipes online. This is a German type recipe that I ordinarily wouldn't try. I'm glad I did.