Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ramen Noodle Salad

One of my mom's friends gave me this recipe.

1 sm head of cabbage, shredded
1 c celery (finely chopped)
1 bunch, including tops, of green onion (I used chives instead)
1 c toasted, slivered almonds
1 T sesame seeds, toasted lightly
1 bag ramen noodles, crushed, not cooked

5 T fresh lemon juice
3 T sugar
1/2 c grapeseed oil (I didn't have enough, so I used I mix of grapeseed and olive oil)
2 t Braggs Liquid Aminos (like soy sauce)

Mix the dressing the night before, put in jar and refrigerate.

When ready to serve, put dressing on vegetables. Add noodles, almonds and sesame seeds. Mix well.

Next time I think I'll use a little less oil and less sugar, but overall this was really good! Kids both ate it and asked for more!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blueberry Oat Muffins

These are adapted from this recipe (because we didn't have oat bran).

2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 c oatmeal ground into coarse flour (in blender)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c Sucanat
1/2 c butter, melted
1 1/2 c milk, yogurt, kefir or buttermilk
2 eggs
2 Tbsp molasses
3 c blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, mix well. Fold in blueberries. Bake for 20-25 min.

Makes 24 muffins