Posts tagged ‘quinoa’

June 10, 2011

Link Love: June 10

by Amanda

I’m a mess in the kitchen. A literal mess. I always pick bowls too small for the ingredients that need to go in them, and flour, juices and who-knows-what go flying everywhere when it’s time to mix. I will say that most of my messes still translates into delicious (or at least edible) products. There was this one time where it didn’t. For Christmas dinner in 2009, my sister and I decided to make three kinds of gluten-free mini cupcakes for dessert. We really wanted to make red velvet cupcakes, but my sister wanted to make it red the natural way, and not by squirting the food coloring into the batter. So, we used beets. They didn’t turn out. They weren’t red. They weren’t anything actually because the whole gluten-free baking experiment failed. It was a hilarious failure. When I saw a post for all natural red velvet cake, I knew had to include it in this week’s link love. Unfortunately, it is not gluten free, but I am sure people with more experience than us in gf baking (which is everyone) can modify it to get similar results.

All Natural Red Velvet Cake from Sophistimom

Banana Curry Chicken Foil Packets from Clean Eating

Strawberry Balsamic Flatbread from Joy the Baker

Strawberry Pie from Gourmade at Home

Black Bean, Quinoa and Citrus Salad from Eat, Live, Run

Is anyone not a messy cook? More mess, more fun, right? 

February 25, 2011

Link Love: Feb. 25

by Amanda

It happens every year: I call up my mom and tell her which Girl Scout cookies to buy. She tells me she already ordered them, and she doesn’t remember which ones she chose. The girls show up to our house with boxes of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and occasionally Do-si-dos. I never satisfy my craving for Thanks-A-Lot or Lemon Chalets. I really should have just stayed a Girl Scout. Sadly, it wasn’t even my choice when I stopped in the seventh grade. My troop disbanded leaving me stripped of my patches and cookie-selling abilities. I really only was in it for the cookies.

This week’s link love includes a recipe for Tagalongs, the cookie I unscientifically deem as most popular in my what’s-your-favorite-Girl-Scout-cookie poll. Maybe I should create my own recipe for Thanks-A-Lot or Lemon Chalets. If only I had a sample of the real deal to work off of…

Homemade Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies from Cakespy for Serious Eats

artichokegoatcheesestrata

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Strata from Cooking Light

PBfull Banana Bran Muffins from Gracefulfitness

Moroccan Skillet Quinoa and Chicken from Simply Gluten Free

shrimpsaganaki

Shrimp Saganaki from Eating Well

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

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