Sunday, January 24, 2010

Favorite Thing ~ Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread

Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread is absolutely divine. It has the buttery flavor Fleischmann's unsalted margarine does not have and it is not as concentrated as Ghee. And, unlike Ghee and Fleischmann's, Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread is delicious when spread on your favorite foods - like muffins, or GFCF bread, or biscuits, or waffles.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Delicious Rice

2 cups GFCF chicken broth
1 packet (or cube) GFCF chicken boullion
2 tablespoons Ghee (or 2 tablespoons GFCF margarine*)
salt and pepper to taste

1 cup extra long grain rice

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil. Add rice. Stir, cover, and reduce heat to low/simmer for 21 minutes. Remove from heat and remove lid. Let stand (do not stir) for 5 minutes.

* Fleischmann's Unsalted Sticks or Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread

Banana Walnut Muffins

1 large egg, beaten well
1/3 cup GFCF milk
1/3 cup pure cane sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon GFCF vanilla
1 small, very ripe banana, mashed well

1 1/8 cup GFCF flour mix
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon xantham gum
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Mix first 6 ingredients well with a fork. Combine next 4 ingredients, mix well, and add to banana mixture. Mix well with a fork, add walnuts, and combine. Spoon evenly into paper lined muffin tins (1/3 cup batter per muffin) and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.

~ These are especially delicious when spread with Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread while warm. ~

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dr. King's Delicious Fried Chicken

1 cut up fryer (or boneless skinless chicken breasts)
3 tablespoons salt
4 cups water
1-2 eggs, beaten
GF flour blend (enough for coating each piece)

Soak chicken pieces in enough salted water to completely cover them for 5 minutes. Drain well. Pour in beaten eggs and stir to coat each piece. Remove each piece, one at a time, and coat with lightly salted and peppered flour mixture on all sides. Fry until done.

~ This is the most delcious fried chicken I have ever eaten. For those of you who may think Dr. King uses a "brine" to soak the chicken in just for flavor - well you don't know Dr. King. :) He tells me that the salty brine also kills any bacteria that may have deposited itself into/onto the chicken during/after packaging. ~

And so with this recipe for this delicious southern delicacy, I say hello beautiful cyberspace! I've missed ya ever since the motherboard eater (AKA my old computer) bit the dust during the last weekend of November 2009. It has been so hard being without a computer, as I've become so accustomed to having one. I was so worried this blog would be deleted due to inactivity! Thanks to our beloved LI, NY friends, we are back, baby!! I hope your holidays were just lovely! See ya again real soon...