Smoky Pepitas (Whole 30)

These pepita are my new favorite snack. I make a small batch in the morning and nibble on them all day.

They would also be good sprinkled over a salad for crunch.

Smoky Pepitas

From The No Crumbs Left Cookbook

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 cup pepitas

In a frying pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the pepitas, stirring constantly. If the pepitas start to brown to quickly turn down to low. Continue cooking, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes.

Italian Salad Dressing (Whole 30)

The problem with blogging for as long as I have is that its hard to keep up with what I have and haven’t posted.

This recipe has been on the bottom of my draft pile for a while which is a shame because it is a really good salad dressing.

Good Seasons

From Wellfed.com

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse onion powder

1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/8 teaspoon celery seeds

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well.

Currywurst

Is it weird I buy air fryer cookbooks when I don’t have an air fryer? I tried my friend’s air fryer for week and I really liked it but I am not 100% convinced I would use it enough to make buying one worth it. I am also debating whether or not I have space for it in my tiny kitchen. Until I make up my mind, I cook air fryer recipes on the stove or in the oven.

What exactly is currywurst? It is fried sliced bratwurst smothered in a homemade curry sauce. I read that it is a very popular street food in Germany. The quality of the dish really depends on the quality of the ingredients in this recipe so make sure you use a curry powder you like. I serve this over noodles or a baked potato.

Currywurst

From Air Fryer Revolution directions by me

1 cup tomato sauce

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

2 tsp curry powder

2 tsp sweet paprika

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 small onion, diced

1 lb bratwurst, sliced into 1″slices

In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, curry powder, sweet paprica, sugar and cayenne pepper; mix well and set aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a frying pan over medium – high heat. When the oil is hot, and the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the bratwurst and saute 3-4 minutes. Add tomato sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer about 10 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the sausage heated through. Serve over noodles, rice, baked potato or salad.

Instant Pot Cranberry Millet Porridge

Last Wednesday, I broke a glass and I was stepping away from it to clean it up when I brushed against a shard of glass and gashed my foot open. I am lucky I didn’t need stitches.

Let me tell you, a person never appreciates how much your feet do for you and how much abuse they take in a day until you injure one. Every step I took to get to the clinic and to the pharmacy was a bump to my injured foot. I was aware of every time my foot bumped something, evertime I walked over something on the pavement, everytime the pavement wasn’t level. Its amazing how much abuse our feet take on a daily basis that doesn’t even register on a conscious level.

So take a minute today and appreciate the unsung heroes of your body, your feet.

Cranberry Millet Porridge

Adapted From Two Sleever

1/4 cup millet

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup water for millet

1 1/2 cups water for the Instant Pot

In a heat safe bowl, combine millet, dried cranerries, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water. Mix well and set aside.

Add 1 1/2 cups water to the Instant Pot. Place trivet on the bottom snd set bowl on trivet. Lock lid and cook on high 5 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release the rest of the pressure. Add milk and more sugar, if desired. Serve.

Cinnamon Frosting

The original recipe for the cinnamon cake I posted yesterday had a struesel topping on it instead of frosting. The struesel topping made it seem more like a muffin to me than a cake so I whipped up a small batch of frosting for the cake.

Cinnamon Frosting

Created by me

2 TBS butter, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp milk or buttermilk

1/4 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

Add the butter and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar together. Add milk, vanilla and cinnamon and mix together well.