Coating Mix for Oven-Fried Chicken

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: April 10, 2018
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Time needed: just a few minutes

Making your own coating mix for oven-fried chicken or fish is a simple money-saver that allows for variations of your own invention as well as control of content.

Oven-Fried Chicken in Coating Mix

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Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: April 4, 2018
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

This is a really, really nice soup, beautifully flavoured.

Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup

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Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: April 3, 2018
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

If you are a hockey fan, Wayne Gretzky needs no introduction. The contributor tells us her mother received this recipe from him in the late 1980s. I’m fine with the pineapple, but not so much with the baked beans.

Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

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Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffins

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: April 1, 2018
Yield: 1 dozen muffins
Time needed: About 50 minutes

In the introduction to the bread section of May All be Fed: Diet for a New World we learn that Ocean Robbins, son of John Robbins, began a bakery business when he was just 10.  I am sure his customers really enjoyed these muffins.  I know I did. In fact they were so good that by the time I remembered to take a picture, there was only one left.

Blueberry Orange Muffin

Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffin

Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffins
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup canola or safflower oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. raw tahini
grated zest of one orange

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp nonaluminum baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup fresh or (thawed) frozen blueberries.

Preheat oven to 350oF. Lightly oil a muffin pan or pans with oil.

In a medium, bowl, whisk together the orange juice, oil, syrup, tahini and orange zest.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the liquid mixture and combine using as few strokes as possible to moisten all dry ingredients.
Fold in the blueberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. (20-25 minutes).
Let muffins stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 23, 2018
Yield: as needed
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

Quick to put together, especially if you use a blender or food processor to grate the carrots. Looks lovely too. Nuts and/or seeds add protein content as well as taste. The pineapple is a great addition.

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad
grated carrots
peanuts, chopped
raisins
sunflower seeds
crushed pineapple (optional)

peanut butter
mayonnaise

Mix carrots, peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds and pineapple in a bowl.
Make a dressing of equal parts mayonnaise and peanut butter.