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Adapted from a cold salad in Leanne Brown's Good and cheap.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

I'm assuming this will store & keep overnight and be tasty cold. Note, the broccoli is still crunchy - if you prefer soft broccoli, perhaps steam in the microwave for a few min first.
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[personal profile] redsnake05
I must admit, I have never seen the point of French macarons (but if someone wants to convert me in the comments, I am ready to listen). English macaroons, on the other hand, are something I have always enjoyed, and I recently found a very good recipe for almond ones rather than the more common coconut, though I expect you could make them with either.

Ingredients and Recipe )
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I may have impulse bought a 4 lb. bag of quinoa from Costco the other week. Today I felt comfortable enough to try using quinoa instead of couscous in a highly butchered version of the way my Libyan mother-in-law cooks it. (Hers involves lamb, and more vegetables that I didn't have on hand, and probably some other things I don't know. It's delicious.)

The most important part of this recipe is a spice mixture called b'zaar. There are probably different ways of making it (just as there are different ways of making any curry powder.) If you have the ingredients, I highly recommend making some and using it in things like lentils, couscous, etc. It's nommy. However, in a pinch you could probably substitute another pre-made curry powder.

B'zaar (Libyan Curry Mix)
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Libyan Style Quinoa
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finished cooking photo )

Daim bars

May. 12th, 2012 12:32 pm
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[personal profile] ruuger
I recently discovered that it's actually quite easy (and cheap) to make your own Daim/Dajm/Dime bars at home, and thought I'd share.

Ingredients:

50 grams of butter
1 deciliter (1/2 cup?) of powdered almonds
1 deciliter (1/2 cup?) of sugar
few table spoons of dark syrup (optional)
milk chocolate (I recommend Ikea's milk chocolate if you can get it, because it tastes exactly like Marabou's chocolate, but is much cheaper)

all you need is one pot and about 15 minutes )
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I spend a fair bit of my time at the moment cooking in a group where the dietary restrictions are (1) vegetarian (2) dairy-free (3) gluten-free (4) cane sugar-free.

And, well, cake is nice.

So I took my standard recipe, and we adapted it.

Standard ingredients. )

The modified version goes like this:

300g dark chocolate
200g soya Pure (or other hard or semi-hard fat)
5 eggs
250ml agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla
300g hazelnut meal
pinch of salt
raspberries

Pre-heat oven to 180degC.
Melt chocolate and fat together (either in a heat-proof bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave).
Beat eggs, agave syrup, vanilla (and any booze you want to use) together until thick.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir thoroughly.
Add the hazelnut flour and the salt and mix thoroughly.
Scatter raspberries liberally across the bottom of your desired baking pan (I tend to go for large rectangular pans, ceramic if I can get them) and stick in the oven for about 30 minutes. If at any point it starts to burn, cover with a sheet of tin foil.

Notes
This was our first attempt at this particular version of the modifications, and next time I'll probably either up the hazelnut meal a little more, or ditch one of the eggs. I'll also be rather more liberal with the vanilla, because the roasted hazelnut flour we used needed a little more of a boost than it ended up getting with these quantities.
Another excellent variant is halving and coring pears, filling the hollow with brown sugar, placing them cut-side-down in the baking tray, and using almond meal & cinnamon/nutmeg/etc in the batter.
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[personal profile] jjhunter
From the Co-op's homemade cookbook binder.

Wash and de-stem 1 bunch KALE; chop finely. Pour on 1 TBS OLIVE OIL and 1/4 TBS SALT. Roll up your sleeves and toss and squeeze the kale until it wilts, about 3-5 minutes or so. Let sit 30 minutes.

Dice 1/4 RED ONION. Whisk the juice of a LEMON into a TSP DIJON MUSTARD a pinch of SALT, a grind of PEPPER, and the ONION. Let sit 15 minutes.

Slice or dice 1 AVOCADO & salt lightly; toast 1/2 c[up] ALMONDS and chop; grate/shred 1 peeled CARROT and 1-2 peeled BEETS.

Whisk enough olive oil into mustard-lemond mixture to make a dressing. Add avocado, almonds, and root vegetables to kale and toss. Dress to taste.

Variations:
(1) Use 3-4 beets instead of the carrot. Substitute some grapefruit or orange juice for the lemon juice, and add the flesh of a grapefruit or orange.
(2) Add scallions, sesame, and toasted nori; make the dressing from mirin, sesame oil, tamari, and rice wine vinegar; substitute a very little ginger for the onion.
(3) Substitute for the root vegetables a diced tomato or two and some shaved parmesan.
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[personal profile] juleself
This is one of my most favorite cakes ever, perfect for when autumn rolls around. And it's delicious if you love oranges. Plus it's gluten- and lactose-free!

Orange and almond cake )
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[personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
I made this cake for my birthday a few weeks back, and then again at my family reunion. It has the extreme benefit of being so easy to make that I memorized the recipe after making it once. It helps that, in the wheat-containing-to-GF conversion process, I was able to use premixed flour.

This recipe is originally from the Joy of Cooking, 2001 edition, modified by me to be gluten-free and include almonds, because I &hearts almonds.

Yummy peach cake-y goodness )

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