What a month it’s been! The past two weeks I’ve been working several ten to twelve hour days for my regular job, plus teaching four cooking classes. Oh and let’s not forget the birthday parties, potlucks, family events and fundraisers. I’m lucky if I have enough energy to take a shower before I crawl into bed. I’m sure you’ve all had a time in your life where you feel like you’re doing a frantic dog paddle just to keep your head above water. So when you suddenly realize that in four hours you’re supposed to bring a salad to share for a potluck filled with people who have various dietary needs, you need a recipe that can be thrown together quickly with very little work. For me, this coleslaw is that recipe.The family event we were attending had people with diabetes, lactose and/or gluten intolerance, and vegetarians. This meant no creamy or mayonnaise dressings, and no honey or sugar in the dressing. It of course meant no bacon, an easy way to boost flavor in salads. But the hardest part for me was that winter just ended and it’s not really salad season yet, which makes it hard to put together a tasty one for twenty or more people on a budget.
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Whether you have a special someone, children who love cute food, or just want to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, these muffins are the perfect breakfast treat. I noticed that most of the Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes out there were typically sugary and full of empty carbohydrates. These past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about how cooking is truly an act of love. I’ve pondered the reasons I cook for the people in my life, and realized that it’s to make them feel loved, bring them joy, and to comfort them.
My conclusion then is that if I really care about them, I should feed them with healthful food made with whole ingredients that will nourish their bodies. But I also don’t want them to feel deprived, or even worse, think that healthy food is being forced upon them. That’s where the idea for this adorable muffin recipe came from. Beautiful chewy muffins made with whole wheat, cranberry applesauce and organic sucanat. Full of flavor, health, and love.I’m always searching for Valentine’s Day recipes, and especially recipes for kids to use in cooking classes. After making this batch of muffins, I decided to bring them to the house of some special friends we were visiting that evening. They have three children ages 2, 4 and 6.
I had never had this salad before moving to Washington. Apparently it’s a potluck staple in the Pacific Northwest. My mother in law has made this a few times for me and I’ve played around with it quite a bit since. There are variations of course, raisins or grapes, mayonnaise or milk based dressings, but this version is my favorite.
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