Monday, February 23, 2015

Sourdough Fish Pancakes

Here is a different kind of sourdough pancake.
I needed a quick dinner and needed to feed my sourdough start at the same time.  I also had only one tilipia fillet in my freezer...not enough to feed both of us for dinner.   But, adding it to a pancake batter would stretch that one filet for both of us so I made "fish pancakes" for dinner that night and served with my own sauerkraut, was a wonder meal.   

1/2 cup whole grain sourdough start
1/2 tsp. Real Salt
1 or 2 eggs beaten
1 TBS chopped green onion
1/2 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1 small fish filet like tilipia cut into small pieces  with scissors
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. baking soda
some bacon grease, or coconut oil or olive oil or butter to fry them in.  

Fry in hot oil on both sides until the bits of fish are done.  Makes 5-6 pancakes.  Serve with tomato cocktail sauce  or tartar sauce.  A side dish of sourdough corn bread or cooked brn. rice or quinoa and salad are nice with this. 

Spinach Cookies

     No kidding!   Spinach "cookies" are a hit every time I bake some up.  Recently I baked a batch for a committee meeting and the whole batch was eaten very quickly.  The other regular cookies were left behind.  I wish I had taken a picture but we were late for the meeting. Lots of people are trying to avoid sugar and this recipe helps.  

     These "cookies" are not sweet but savory and taste very good.  When I was asked to bring cookies I replied yes, but they will be the healthy kind.   

4 eggs beaten
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry  ( I use scissors to cut it smaller)
1/2 onion chopped fine
1 cup dry sourdough bread crumbs  (another reason to keep sourdough bread that fails to rise)
1/3 cup butter  softened or melted
2 TBS cream or milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp. Real Salt  and some pepper
1 tsp. poultry seasoning

Optional:   1 TBS.  raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or both.

     Mix all together and allow  2-3 hours for it to sit covered, at room temp. to completely soak the bread crumbs.  Use a spoon and form balls of dough to drop and press onto greased cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kefir Class in Orem

     First Kefir class of 2015 will be at the Real Foods Market in Orem,  Thurs. March 12  at 5:30.    Real Foods Market is on 800 North and 400 West.   This class will be on making your own milk kefir with the old world kefir grains which I  will sell there.   I will also have some water kefirs and I will talk about the wider topic of "lacto-fermentation" using whey to enrich other foods that have been canned to bring them back to life.   I will have my " Dairy Strainer Cloths" to sell, that strain the whey from the caseine so you get kefir cheese.   Of course I will have taste samples  and there is no fee.