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Gingersnap cookies

13 Dec

Gingersnap cookies (adapted from Gingersnap Cookies at http://www.primalpalate.com)

  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 1 c. tapioca starch
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. Ground cardamom
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg 

    Blend the dry ingredients (first eight ingredients). Beat the butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and molasses together. Add vanilla and an egg. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 min. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll into little balls and bake for about 15 minutes on parchment paper (can roll in cane sugar beforehand).


Pressure Cooker Vegetable Indian Rice

12 Apr

Pressure Cooker Vegetable Indian Rice (Rice pulao)

  • 1 1/2 c. long-grained rice, rinsed (try presoaking for 15 min. to see difference)
  • 2 Tbs. ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 c. onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetables, chopped (e.g. cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peas, potatoes, green beans)
  • 1 tsp. fresh mint, minced
  • 4 c. water/broth/mixture of both
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Soak the rice in water for at least 15 min. Drain and set aside. In the pressure cooker, saute the bay leaves, cumin, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon stick in the ghee for ~30 seconds. Add onion. When the onions turn soft, add the ginger and garlic. After ~1 min., add the vegetables and mint. After ~4 min., add the rice. After ~2 min., add the water and salt. Secure the lid. Turn heat to med-high (6). When high pressure whistle blows, turn heat to med-low (3) and cook for ~10 min. (depends on rice used, half the time from stove-top cooking time for that type of rice). Take off of heating element, cover with a towel, and quick release the steam.

Serve with yogurt or raita.

Spicy and Crisp Gingerbread Cookies

22 Dec

Spicy and Crisp Gingerbread Cookies (adapted from Extra-Spicy Gingersnaps at http://www.foodnetwork.com)

  • 2 1/2 c. einkorn flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. spicy paprika or cayenne
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 c. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c. unrefined dried whole cane sugar
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 egg whites

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the dry ingredients (first 8 ingredients). In the Assistent mixer, cream the butter and sugars until smooth using the cake batter whisks. Add in the egg whites one at a time. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the mixer with the wet ingredients. Once batter is uniformly mixed, you can refrigerate the batter for one hour to firm it up or spoon out 1 inch balls onto parchment paper on cookie sheets. The cookies spread out and get much larger, so give them lots of space.

Diced sweet potatoes and spices

22 Dec

Diced sweet potatoes and spices

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. spicy paprika or cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (375 degrees F if in hurry). Toss the sweet potato dices with the spices and oil. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread potatoes out in thin layer. Bake for one hour. Be careful not to burn.

Sweet potatoes, peas, and greens with ginger, curry, and turmeric

8 Jul

Sweet potatoes, peas, and greens with ginger, curry, and turmeric

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 5/6 shallots
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp. ginger, shredded or minced
  • 3 to 4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp. turmeric
  • ~1 c. peas
  • ~1 c. chopped spinach or sweet potato leaves

Cook the sweet potatoes.

Saute the shallots in butter and olive oil.  Add garlic, wait ~30 sec., then add ginger, curry, and turmeric.  After ~30 sec., add the peas and chopped greens.  Dice the sweet potatoes and add them too.  Heat on low until greens are wilted and warm throughout.  Serve over rice.

Chai tea

14 Jan

Chai tea (from Feeding the Whole Family)

  • 4 c. water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 12 whole cardamom pods
  • 12 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbs. ginger, grated
  • 1 c. milk
  • honey to taste

Bring the water, spices, and ginger to a boil in a saucepan.  Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 to 45 min.  Add milk, bring to a boil again, then turn off heat.  Strain into a cup and add honey to taste.

Molasses cookies

17 Jan

Gingerbread cookies (from American Wholefoods Cuisine)

serving size about 2 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 c. molasses
  • 1 Tbs. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. hot water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 3/4 c. flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine molasses, oil, baking soda dissolved in hot water, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom.  Add enough flour to make a dough firm enough to roll.

Roll thin on a floured surface and cut into shapes.

Bake on a greased baking sheet (or use parchment paper) for about 10 min.