Snacks & Nibbles 26 results

Who You Calling a Cracker? Dip Away

No, we don't mean the po' white folk down South.  Yep, these are white alright, but the flour-based kind, and you can even throw in some whole wheat.  These delicious  crackers were born of necessity since guest were arriving in an hour and there was no time for a yeast-based dough to rise.These crackers are a bit on the crumbly side which some folks prefer.  Feel free to add whatever herbs, spices and seeds you like - these are just suggestions.  Pair with some non-dairy cheeze spread ...

Dishing Up Sparassis (Caulifower Mushroom)… on Toast

Mushrooms that come from “the wild” taste different – better – than their cultivated brethren.  Foraged mushrooms taste of the Earth, with a depth and complexity that shrooms grown on compost, straw or other sterile media lack.  From our experience, mushroom foraging is also exciting, especially when we come upon a favorite variety, fresh and unmistakable.  Of course, it bears repeating: DO NOT eat any mushrooms that have not been positively identified.So, we were pretty excited ...

Spare the Pigs: Coconut “Bacon” Delivers Flavor

Love bacon but only eat plants?  This crunchy, salty, sweet “bacon” (made two ways) makes a mean BLT if you can manage to save some once it’s ready.Somehow, our food schizo tendencies are hitting a high note these days.  Consumers love healthy foods, fueling growth in the organic food industry to over $30 billion last year for the USA alone.   At the same time, bacon has become a culinary trend that doesn't seem to want to quit.  It's far from just a morning side-line.  Bacon is ...

Crispy Sour Pickles (Like From the Old Country)

Close your eyes and imagine the pickle barrel.  That’s what the taste of these crunchy tangy cukes will evoke.  We add lots of garlic and dill, and more spicy seasonings than is traditional (heck, we like things hot), and they hit the right note after a week or so of fermenting.  Adjust seasonings to your taste.In addition to being delicious, don’t forget that lacto-fermented foods are loaded with health benefits and some people even drink pickle juice for gastro health.  For all ...

Fresh Corn Tortillas – Hot and Steamy

...Tortillas are a staple in many parts of the world, enjoyed throughout the day.  In fact, we understand they are more popular than almost any other type of " ethnic bread" (this is according to the Tortilla Industry Ass'n - who knew?).We love them with smoky chipotle beans or baked into a "mexican lasagna."  Using just corn masa (from our food storage) and water, it's easy to cook up a fresh batch when you need them, even after a long day's work. Ingredients:2 cups ...

Wonder Bread Revisited: Easy Bread Recipe

Who can forget Wonder Bread, that white spongy bread of our youth that allegedly "builds strong bodies twelve ways"? Hard to imagine how that stuff could build anything much though we recall enjoying making little balls with it that could be used like a kind of play-doh (kind of tasted like it too just a little less salty) so maybe you could build little dough ball people that way after all.Fortunately, we've grown up and our idea of what healthy tasty bread is has changed as well. ...