Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yam Sandwitch

A guy at our church thought up this recipe and verbally shared it with us Thursday night. He wasn't specific on the amounts or much. Just what he put in it. And so of course I had to go home and try out the idea and use Jerrod as my guinea pig. I was fearful that it would be terrible and he would come home starving cause he couldn't choke down his lunch... but the opposite happened. According to him it was so good he could eat it for lunch every day for 2 months. So I thought I'd share with you all. I haven't tried it out myself yet. Though I did taste a little of the mix while I was making it. Please feel free to add or subtract anything you want or don't want. It's all just what I had on hand.

You will need:
  • A steamed or baked sweet potato or yam
  • radishes
  • onion (any type)
  • hummus (recipe posted later)
  • a pickle or pickle relish (sweet or salty)
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • sliced bread

  1. First take the desired amount of yam and put it in a bowl. For reference I'll say 1 cup, but you can make any amount. Mix in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of hummus. Chop up the radishes (probably 1 or 2 small to medium ones) into very small pieces. Use about the same amount of onion chopped in very small pieces or even grated. Add half of a large pickle or 2 small baby pickles also chopped up very small like relish.
  2. Stir all of the ingredients together well and then spread desired amount onto the slice of bread. Top with lettuce and sliced tomato.

This sandwich reminds me of a tuna fish sandwich. It smells like tuna too. I think it has to do with the pickles and onion. So you can also make it like you would with tuna and just use yams. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give this recipe a 7. Of course I accidentaly messed up on the ingredients when I was cooking them last night. That's one thing I hate about cooking on Friday night, can't just run out and buy the stuff you forgot. But I substituted 1/4 cup oil for part of the butter and I added the sugar after the chocolate chips... so who knows how good they could have been. My suggestion is that you check all ingredients before starting and pay attention, unlike me. HA!!! Get this! While I'm typing this blog a lady from church called. Why? to ask me about these cookies and how much I would charge to make her 5 or 6 dozen! So the recipe must be better than I thought. So this may be a 8 or 9 then. You decide.

You will need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened (or vegan margarine)

  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or raw sugar)

  • 2 eggs (or 1 cup applesauce)

  • 2 tablespoons milk (or soy/nutmilk)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (or wheat flour)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or carob chips)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (if you like nuts, I don't)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.

  3. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes.

  4. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.