Friday’s Finds 2-3-2012

Feb
2012
03

posted by on Friday Finds

From: Lora

On Fridays we are going to be sharing with you recipes and helpful hints that we have found online that were posted during that week. We hope that you will find this helpful and that you will share great things you have found as well. If we have enough people sharing we may add a Mr. Linky or some such device to make it easier for everyone to share. I’ll have to talk to Rachel about all of that techno-babble stuff.

I found several things that I really liked online this week and I’m not sure I’m going to limit myself to just one or two items. I mean really, what’s the use of being the mom if you can’t make the rules (or occasionally break them)? ;-)

In the category of a recipe that was actually posted this week I have two favorites. . . OK, 3.

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  roasted beets(think Kitty in “The Village” as she is talking to Lucius). This is my top choice for the week: Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets 

I’m always looking for something simple for breakfast and this one looks like a yummy choice: Baked Honey Oatmeal with Raspberries and Pistachios

Snacks on the go are also something I am looking for, which is why this is my third choice: Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

This is my rule breaker. This was posted last week but I LOVE roasted tomatoes as much as I love roasted beets! And to put it with cornbread, well that just makes this Southern girl’s heart go pitter patter!  Baked Grape Tomatoes with Basil and Cornbread Crumbs

 

From Rachel:

My first choice for a recipe to share today are these Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries Brownies from “Simply… gluten free”. I have been wanting brownies lately and this looked like a nice twist that was fudgy, chocolaty, silky,  and  fruity. This recipe is gluten-free and low in refined sugar.

I love being able to sit down with a cup of coffee and relax, because of that I decided to share Dark Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti With Almonds as well. These look simple to make and would complement a cup of coffee or espresso well.

Yesterday I made some kefir cheese which made me also wish to share Ron’s Kefir Onion Dip. The recipe is made with kefir cheese, onions, leeks, and a hint of lemon. It looks like a wonderful dip for chips or spread for crackers. This has the added benefit of being filled with many probiotics, good bacteria, and yeast from the kefir.

 

From Caroline:

I chose this recipe for many reasons, one of the biggest is that I love caramel! And this being dairy-free caramel is even better :) This looks like  a pretty good sweet fix, and I hope to make it very soon! :)

From Hannah

I wasn’t that hopeful about finding a recipe this week that fit within my diet. Then I stumbled across this recipe at Pure 2 Raw, and I must say, I am quite tempted to make them right now. These Pecan Glazed Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts look absolutely delicious, though they look quite dangerous as I have a terrible weakness for doughnuts. I can’t make them this week as I already have my hands full with various cooking projects but I’m already making the time to try them next week.