Potlucking Gone Fishing

I have just one quick post for this weekend to let you know what I’m up to.

Potlucking Gone Fishing

I have just one quick post for this weekend to let you know what I’m up to.

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

banana-oat-barsI hadn’t made these bars in a very long time. They use Splenda (easily replaced with white sugar), which I pretty much stopped using a few years ago in favour of using natural sugars, and less of them. But, when I wanted a low-sugar recipe, I instantly remembered this gem from the Splenda cookbook. They’re a nice, healthy snack, and are always really popular when I take them to parties, whether I…

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Seriously had this song stuck in my head since Saturday - “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray

The Chicken Toss

The Chicken Toss from OhMyPotluck.com

The Chicken Toss from OhMyPotluck.comHere’s a fun summer recipe! The chicken part is easy to throw on a grill, although I follow the skillet method in the instructions. I love the smells of grilling. A neighbor of mine uses his barbeque every night, making the outdoors smell so summery as the scents from his barbeque mix with the blooming trees and fresh air. Sometimes there’s even the smell of mosquito repellent, but that’s not so…

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magictransistor:

René Descartes. Principia Philosophiae. 1644.

According to French philosopher René Descartes,  the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton’s theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a subtle matter he named ‘plenum’, which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun. 

Just invented the s’ more cone. Take a sugar cone. Put a broken up square of Hershey Extra Dark chocolate in the bottom. Stuff a marshmallow on top. Put on another one or two squares of chocolate and finish with another marshmallow.  Put in oven broiler for a few minutes and SNAP. Instant campfire.

Just invented the s’ more cone. Take a sugar cone. Put a broken up square of Hershey Extra Dark chocolate in the bottom. Stuff a marshmallow on top. Put on another one or two squares of chocolate and finish with another marshmallow. Put in oven broiler for a few minutes and SNAP. Instant campfire.

Rock the Boatmeal Cookies

It’s time to Rock the Boatmeal with these yummy gluten-free Cookies

oatmeal cookiesI’m experimenting a bit more with gluten-free these days. I know a few people with intolerances now, and like many people with allergies and food restrictions, potlucks are their worst enemy. Not that one potluck guest can change their experience, but I can try.

I should mention that if you’re not worried about gluten, substitute the quinoa flour for ¾ cups all-purpose flour and ¾ cups quinoa…

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My passion for pasta has significantly picked up in the past year or so. First, my BFF loves pasta.…

fusilli pasta

fusilli pastaMy passion for pasta has significantly picked up in the past year or so. First, my BFF loves pasta. Second, I’ve become fascinated by the gourmet, hand-crafted pastas I’ve spotted in local markets (but yikes, expensive).

After being entranced by a beautiful bag of fusilli pasta made by Rummo, and then spotting some fresh yams not very far away, I decided to make something a little different, and…

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Lowbrow-nies

Get your sweet tooth geared up for these Low-brow Brownies

Lowbrow-nies

Lowbrow-nies I rarely make brownies. There are just so many other great sweets out there, I never got around to them. Additionally, I thought brownies were too much work, but let me dispel that myth. These baked goodies are just as easy as cookies, nay, even EASIER.

Lowbrow-nies Ingredients

For this recipe, the cocoa taste is quite prominent. I used an organic dark Dutch-processed cocoa that has beautiful rich flavor. Feel free…

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Jonny Bean Goode Bourbon BBQ (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Amazing new recipe, seriously, I’ll be making these all summer

johnny bean goode bbq beans illustration

johnny bean goode bbq beans illustration

Now, as a vegetarian, I don’t eat much BBQ. Despite my lack of expertise on this topic, I have to say this BBQ will really blow your mind. It’s sweet, spicy and has an utterly fulfilling, almost meaty, texture. Not one person will be able keep their mitts off these beans and the dish will be cleaned up before you know it.

I actually prepared these beans in a pressure cooker, but advanced kitchen…

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