Hey, what do you all do this week? Because in New Hampshire, mostly, we shoveled. Winter is fully here, despite its official start tomorrow, and a white Christmas seems inevitable. Yippee?
So what did we read this week?
Homemade coffee syrups are also looking promising. I think I may have stolen this from one of Denise’s pinboards (sorry!) (You did!! – Denise)
I found brown rice tortillas at the Trader Joe’s, and they aren’t bad (though, really, a flexible tortilla like you can make with gluten-filled flour would be amazing, really). I think that this quick cilantro lime chicken might be great with/in the tortillas. With guacamole, of course. And it’d make a great break from what tends to be heavy and complicated holiday fare. (NOTE: Brown rice tortillas go moldy very quickly.)
Since Christmas is nearly upon us, check out this article from FARE on 6 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Food Allergies. Also FARE has recently (?), or I just noticed it, added a section for adults managing food allergies. I really appreciate this because when I was first diagnosed, everything I read seemed focused on kids.
Since I’m working on extracts for candies, I liked the looks of this recipe for cinnamon extract and started some this weekend. I’m pretty sure I can make some hard candy that’s reminiscent of red hots.
Also, Mary Kate sent me a pin for Sriracha Quinoa Millet Cranberry Orange Peanut Granola. There’s a few ingredients I’d have to switch out, but I’m pretty sure I need to try this.
Lastly, since I’ve been making my own spice mixes and I love all kinds of flavors (except the mushrooms, I hate mushrooms), these recipes for Porcini Salt, Smoked Paprika and Ancho Salt, Celery Salt, Lime-Ginger Salt, Herbes de Provence Salt, and Curry Salt look great. Some of them might also make quick gifts for your foodie friends. (Porcini salt sounds amazing. — Mary Kate)
Hope you all have a great holiday season!