New Cookbook!!

I know, I know… In a recent post I just mentioned that I have too many cookbooks and don’t use them often enough, and here I am posting about a new cookbook I just bought! But I just couldn’t stop myself!! Haha. It’s the most recent cookbook from Erin McKenna and her Babycakes bakery, entitled “Bread & Butter“. It’s all gluten-free and vegan!
There are a lot of different recipes for bread, crackers, tortillas, and even samosas! Yum! It was hard to pick which recipe to try first but I think it’ll be the bagel recipe! That said though, bagels will have to wait until I’ve made some macarons, then lemon poppy seed muffins, and jalapeňo-cheddar scones. (I’m making lists to guarantee I keep busy & baking!)

Cheers!

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2 Years!

Wow, hard to believe I started this blog two years ago!! I feel like there should be more posts then… haha… I think I need to start setting reminders!
If I can workout as regularly as I do, then surely I can find time to bake and update this blog too. Here’s to another year (with hopefully more posts)!!

Cheers,
Rhi

So Many Options!

I’ve been living in my new place for about 3 months now (yay!). It took me about a month to get organized and it was around then that I realize I can’t keep eating quick & basic meals because I’m still “unpacking and not quite settled in”. (Let’s face it, I’m not a student so I shouldn’t be eating like one.) So I sat down with a couple of cookbooks and started planning meals. I have a lot of cookbooks that I’ve only used one or two recipes from (if that), so I have decided that at least once a week I will try a new recipe! (I can’t guarantee that I’ll be updating my blog each and every time I try a new recipe but hopefully at least once a month I will have a post about this.)

Last month I made Broccoli & Cheddar soup, a Thai Red Curry, Lasagna, and Risotto (to name a few).
This month I’ve made my take on Chicken Noodle soup and last night, I made meatloaf! It’s my first time making meatloaf and I thought it turned out pretty well. It’s a simple enough recipe, using ingredients that most people usually have in their pantry, and there is plenty of room to change it up and make it your own!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice, divided
2 teaspoons mustard
2 pounds ground beef
2/3 cup gluten free bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 egg, beaten
Spice (dried basil, oregano, coriander, etc. Take your pick!)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mustard.
3. In a separate large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread, onion, egg, remaining lemon juice and 1/3 of the ketchup mixture from the small bowl. Mix this well and place in a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, drain any excess fat, coat with remaining ketchup mixture and bake for 10 more minutes.

And that is that!

Enjoy!

Rhi 🙂