Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hippy Muffins and Cookies

Hippy Muffins and Cookies

There were definitely some iconic baked goods in the Hippy community. They were usually considered to be healthy, natural, organic, etc!
Here are a few recipes that I believe are considered to be 60's Hippy recipes.

Taylor Camp Muffins:

I named these but I don't think I can take the time to explain it.

Maybe someone that reads this knows the story.

This is a classic Hippy Muffin Recipe.

Non Stick Cooking Spray ( yes it was around in the 60's and 70's)

1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 C All Purpose Flour
3/4 C Chopped Walnuts that have been toasted.
1/2 C Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 C Brown Sugar ( packed)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Medium Carrots, peeled, grated.
1 Large Zucchini, peeled, grated
1/2 C Plain Yogurt
5 Whites, divided
1/4 C Molasses
1 TBS Orange Zest

Spray a 12 C Muffin Tin with Cooking Spray

Whisk together:
Wheat Flour
All Purpose Flour
Wheat Germ
Brown Sugar
Baking Powder
Baking Soda

In another bowl:
3 Egg Whites
Orange Zest

Fold Flour mixture into Carrot mixture and combine until moist.
Beat remaining Egg Whites with an electric mixer until a stiff peaked meringue forms.
Fold the meringue into the muffin batter.
Spoon into the muffin cups, filling to the top of each cup.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Hippy Baked Oatmeal Muffins

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - 6 Cup Muffin Pan brushed well with Pan Release Mix.(equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) Mixed well and refrigerated in a jar. I always have it available for all of my baking needs.

2 C Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 C Mashed Ripe Banana
1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
1/3 C Almond Milk
1/3 C Dried Cranberries
1/4 C Slivered Almonds
2 TBS Almond Milk
3 TBS Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
1/4 tsp Salt

In a large mixing bowl:
Almond Butter
Mash together well.

Maple Syrup
Almond Extract
Mix wel.

Fold in Oats and Almonds.
Use a Large Scoop and fill each cup.
Bake 20 minutes.
Remove the pan to a rack for 5 minutes.
Transfer the muffins to the rack to cool completely.

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Sunflower Cookies:
This recipe was shared with me by my Niece.
Thank you Jennifer for this groovy recipe!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Parchment Paper lined Sheet Pans

1/2 C Vegetable Oil
1/2 C Honey
2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C Shredded Coconut
1 C Sunflower Seeds
1 tsp Vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl in the order they are listed,
Mix well by hand.
If the dough seems to be too thick, add additional Honey.
Use a small cookie scoop and drop the dough onto a
cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Vegan Hippy Cookies

This is a very Hippy Cookie Recipe.
We made these in the late 60's and early 70's.
I've adapted the instructions to make them more current for today's baking.

3 Mashed Ripe Bananas
1/3 C Apple Sauce
2 C Rolled Oats
1/4 C Almond Milk
1/2 C Raisins
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, by hand.
Drop onto a Parchment Paper lined Sheet Pan with a 1 1/2" Cookie Scoop, 2" apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Smoky Mountain Pie from Mom's Pantry Kitchen

I often receive recipes from Mom's Pantry Kitchen. She has given me permission to re post her recipes when I am absolutely crazy about them. I have many on my blog. I could re write them, which is very time consuming, or simply re post the link. It's easy for me and it introduces my readers to Mom's Pantry Kitchen. She has her own cookbooks and I have a few recipes in one of them. Thank you , as always, Mom's Pantry Kitchen! Sharing recipes makes the job of food blogging fun!
I love this Pie!


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Friday, January 2, 2015

Baked Artichoke Heart Appetizers

Here's a great party appetizer.

Baked Artichoke Hearts

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
1 - 9" X 13" casserole dish sprayed a vegetable cooking spray.

8 TBS Butter
1 C grated Parmesan Cheese
3 (14oz.) cans of Artichoke Hearts, drained (trim the bottoms so they can stand up and make sure they have a small indentation in the top to accommodate 1 TBS of filling.

1 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Salt
8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature.
1 TBS Sour Cream
2 TBS chopped fresh Chives

Melt butter in a small saucepan and set aside.
Put the Parmesan Cheese in a shallow bowl and set aside.

Sprinkle the tops with Lemon Pepper and Garlic Salt.

In a bowl:
Cream Cheese
Sour Cream
Mix well.
Spoon 1 TBS into the top of each Artichoke Heart.
Dip the bottom of each one in Butter and then Parmesan Cheese.
Stand them up in the casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes.

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Vegetarian Chili

As a vegetarian, I have so many recipes for  vegetarian chili. Most of the time I create it as I go, without a recipe. It's usually based on ingredients that I have available.
I thought I'd post a recipe for beginning cooks or for those that don't have a good vegetarian chili recipe!

3 - (15oz.) cans of Black Beans (drain and rinse 2 of the cans, not the third one) Or a combination of 1 can of dark red kidney beans, 1 can of light red kidney beans and 1 can of black beans, all drained.
1 large Vidalia Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 TBS Vegetable Oil
4 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
2 (14.5 oz.) cans of Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Green Chiles.
1 - 12oz. package of Meatless Burger Crumbles
 1 Vegetable Bouillon Cube
2 C Water

Garnish Options:
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese
Diced Avocado
Pickled Nacho Jalape├▒os

In a Cast Iron Dutch Oven on medium heat:
Heat the Oil
Salute until tender for 5 minutes.

Mix in:
Chili Powder
Saute 3 minutes longer.

Burger Crumbles

Bring to a boil on medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium low.
Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ladle into bowls and top with your choice of garnishes.

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Cranberry and Sausage Quiche

I've adapted this recipe to make it vegetarian. I use a fresh vegetarian sausage. Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage.
I brown it in 2 TBS of vegetable oil before I use it in a recipe.
It works well in this Quiche. This is a great Quiche to serve at a brunch, during a holiday family gathering or any Sunday morning!

Here's what you'll need.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
1 - 9"  Deep Dish Pie Plate with a single deep dish pie crust. You can make your own or buy a frozen crust and thaw it completely before using.

1/2 pound of ground sausage (vegetarian or........ not!)
3/4 C dried Cranberries
1 1/2 C shredded Swiss Cheese
3 large Eggs
1 1/2 C Half and Half

Pre bake the pie shell for 7 minutes. (allow to cool completely)
If using a frozen crust, thaw it to room temperature before baking.

Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.

In a skillet:
Brown the sausage and drain off any excess liquid. I saut├ę the vegetarian sausage in 2 TBS of vegetable oil.
Stir in the Cranberries and remove from heat.

In a mixing bowl:
Half and Half
Whisk well.

In the Pre baked Pie shell:
Sprinkle in the Cheese evenly to cover the bottom.
Add Sausage / Cranberry mixture evenly over the Cheese.
Pour the Egg mixture in.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Spring , Easter Couscous

This is a great Easter side dish.

Spring, Easter Couscous

4 C Vegetable Chicken Broth
2 TBS Butter
1 TBS Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
2 C Plain Couscous
1 TBS chopped fresh Parsley
1 TBS chopped fresh Chives
1 TBS Lemon Juice
1 tsp chopped fresh Rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh Thyme
1 tsp Lemon Zest

In a medium saucepan on medium high heat:
Bring to a boil.
Stir in Couscous
Remove from heat and cover.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Stir in:
Lemon Juice
Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

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Potato Chip Gratin

This is truly a crazy recipe. I hesitated to even post it, but I actually find it to be intriguing.
I make Potatoes Gratin, Escalloped and Dauphinoise! This seems very American and I'm sure the French would cringe at the thought of it.
Why not?

Potato Chip Gratin

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1 - 9" X 13" baking dish, heavily buttered.

1 regular sized bag of your favorite Potato Chips (the big one, not the one you're mother put in your lunch for school)
2 C Heavy Cream
1 C prepared French Onion Dip ( you know, the stuff in the dairy section of your grocery store?)
1 C Sour Cream
8 TBS Butter, melted
1 C shredded Swiss Cheese
1 C shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

In a large mixing bowl, with an electric hand mixer:
Heavy Cream
Onion Dip
Sour Cream
Beat until combined well.
Slowly and Gently fold in Potato Chips by hand. (some will will break and that's OK)
Spoon half of the mixture into the dish.
Sprinkle evenly with Swiss Cheese.
Spoon in the remainder of the potato mixture.
Sprinkle evenly with Cheddar Cheese
Bake for 35 minutes.
Serve immediately.

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