Random Statement 2: For anyone that didn't see my post yesterday, I'm moving (slowly but surely) all of my Mormon posts (and new ones) to 0hmyheck. If you're interested in following along, click here to read on your flist. (You can't join, you can only watch.) And thank you to those of you supporting me over there. It's greatly appreciated!
Random Statement 3: I would like some good recipes that use lemon grass and Ponzu sauce. If you have one you particularly love, please to be sharing! :) (Um, recipes you've MADE and loved)
Random Statement 4: I am back to walking 5 miles a day (still not supposed to hit any hills, though, not for another week) and it feels GOOD to be able to move. Yay knee surgery! When can I do the other one, doc? *G*
Random Statement 5: I have lots to say about some of the new stuff coming out about the YFZ Ranch and this article (unrelated) but I'm putting it over in the other place when I get it all tidied up. In case someone wondered if I knew about that girl giving birth, etc. Yep.
Now for food! (And if you have yummy Thai/Malaysian recipes, GIMMIE!!)
Strawberries With Balsamic Syrup And Biscuits
1/3 C balsamic vinegar
1/3 C water
1 C sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
8 oz. fresh strawberries, washed, trimmed, sliced
In sauce pan, combine all ingredients except strawberries and heat over medium-low until boiling, stirring often. Reduce hear and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. [type that without an ass - there is no ass in occasion] Add strawberries and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and COLD
1/2 C milk
Preheat oven to 400, line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Into large bowl, sift flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together. Add cold pieces of butter. Use hands to squeeze mixture together into small balls. It will not look even or well blended.
Add milk and work with hands. It should look like a barely held together mess, not a smooth ball. Cover bowl and set in refrigerator for 15 minutes. [note: make syrup at this point - I like it slightly warm]
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into 3 inch biscuits, dipping the cutter into flour between each. Place 2 inches apart on sheet, bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Remove to rack and cool. Split in half on plate and toss some of the strawberries and syrup [and a dollop of creme fraiche or whipped cream. YUM.]
Banana Flaxseed Bread
1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C milled flaxseed
1/2 C whole-wheat flour
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C fat-free skim milk [did you read the latest study that says calcium keeps your body from absorbing most bad fats? Awesome. Carry on.]
1/4 C canola oil
2 egg whites [give Sally the yolks - pretty doggy coat!]
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 C mashed very ripe bananas [I go overboard and use 4, not the rec. 3]
1/3 C chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans <-- yes, please
4 tsp flaxseeds
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine first 8 ingredients (to salt) in a large bowl. In small bowl, whisk milk, oil, whites, whole egg and vanilla. Pour this into dry ingredients and stir until blended. [Use Alton Brown's muffin method!] Stir in bananas, walnuts, and 3 tsp. of flaxseeds, blending until just moistened. ["Then just... walk away. Just do it." This is when you grease up a loaf pan.]
Spoon into greased loaf pan (9x5) Sprinkle the top with the remaining flax seeds. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until browned and clean toothpick test. Allow to stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then move to wire rack to cool completely.
[High in fat, but it's the good kind. Plus, loads of protein and fiber, so... Win/win.]
heavens help me, but I've outlined a fic about two mormon missionaries getting it on based on the Mormon Missionary calender. Just... so... porny!! Well, I've always claimed to be broken inside. Er... "Brandon" and "Austin" in case you were wondering. Um, Brandon is the guy on the main page. There's so much wrong here.