Category Archive: Grain

Caribbean Rice,Black Beans & Baked Plantains

A couple of years ago I had my first taste of plantains at a local Mexican restaurant that served ┬áplantains with black beans and sour cream. It was love at first bite and I was hooked! Since then I have made a healthy version of baked plantains at home. When I saw this menu on …

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Confetti Cornbread / Birthday Blessings!

I wanted to make cornbread but I wasn’t sure how to go about making a no added fat cornbread that would still be moist and tasty. As usual Chef Google didn’t let me down and I went with a recipe found at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. The confetti comes from colorful chopped bell peppers and …

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Easy Quick Microwave Polenta

What was once considered a simple peasant food, polenta which is made from ground cornmeal, has gained popularity as a gourmet food. You have probably seen it on menus of many upscale restaurants.┬áThe traditional cooking method requires slow cooking cornmeal and water on the stove top while constantly stirring. Stir- ins like butter or a …

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Favorite Salmon Recipe and Multi Grain Pilaf

I have been out running errands trying to put a care package together for daughter Katy who is living in Spain. I am having a great time doing this by the way! More about that later after I have hunted and gathered all of her requests! I came home to grab some lunch and do …

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Cornmeal Muffin Recipe & Invisalign Update

It was cool here this weekend and with that came a desire for chili. What goes better with chili than cornmeal muffins? I decided to take my favorite cornbread recipe and adapt it to muffins. It worked beautifully! This recipes uses a can of creamed corn and that makes the muffins nice and moist with …

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