French Toast with a Savory Topping – All in Pictures

French Toast with a Savory ToppingYah, I know, ‘sounds weird at first – but then, wow, French toast with a savory topping? You’ll own it, especially for lunch or even dinner.

Here’s all you need for ingredients, all of which look GREAT!

French Toast with a Savory Topping IngredientsJust click any picture on this page for a freshly revised, complete step-by-step picture book recipe.


French Toast with a Savory Topping Picture Book Recipe Pages

French Toast with Yogurt, Jam & Fresh Fruit – All in Pictures

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & JamHere’s all you need to make another energy-sustaining, fully flavorful alternative to maple syrup French toast topping with yogurt, jam, fresh fruit, and dried fruit. If you’re using leftover French toast, just do what I did with the piece of French toast you see below and give it a quick 30 second blast in the microwave oven before laying on the topping. Easy!

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & Jam IngredientsJust click any picture on this page for a complete, easy to follow, and newly revised French Toast with Yogurt, Jam & Fresh Fruit step-by-step picture book recipe.

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & Jam Picture Book Recipe

French Toast with Nut Butter and Jam – Easy & All in Pictures

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam 5-1-14You bet, this is easy – and darn delicious! All it takes is spreading your favorite nut butter and jam on a piece of cooked French toast either fresh out of the frying pan or warmed in the microwave to give you a topping that’s both flavorful and much more energy-sustaining that traditional maple syrup or any other straight sugar topping.

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam

Here’s all you need.

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam IngredientsClick any picture on this page for a very short, newly revised step-by-step picture book recipe.

French Toast with Nut Butter and Jam Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe pages

Pan Cooked French Toast – All in Pictures

Pan Cooked French ToastI don’t know about you, but I sure love the smell of butter, eggs, bread, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon cooking in the morning. Great stuff!

French toast cooking in a frying pan

Here’s what it takes to put together fresh pan cooked French toast.

Pan Cooked French Toast Ingredients

Click any picture on this page for a complete, freshly revised and more colorful step-by-step picture book recipe.

Pan Cooked French Toast Picture Book Recipe

Oven Roasted Potatoes – Easy to Make, All in Pictures

Oven Roasted PotatoesOven roasted potatoes are a great, less fatty but fully flavorful alternative to French fries and are darn easy to make. All it takes is a quick clean, cut, season, roast – and have at ‘em!

Just a quick word about whether to peel or not to peel the potato skins. I recommend not peeling the skins from the potatoes. Not only is peeling an extra step, but more importantly, removing the skin significantly decreases the nutrient and fiber content found mostly in both the potato skin and right below the skin.

FAO/USDA potato nutrition facts - click for link

FAO/USDA potato nutrition facts – click for link

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Easy and Safe Soft or Hard Boiled Eggs – In Pictures and Video


All right! Adios, snow – bring on spring! The weather’s getting better – yah! We’ve got a big holiday weekend ahead. Boiled eggs – either plain white or brightly colored – are gonna’ be centerpieces of kids’ dreams Saturday night and breakfast tables Sunday morning – and, yes, it takes a real man – or woman – to eat those eggs out of the cups you see above – all in fun.

For the easiest and safest way I know to make soft or hard boiled eggs, just click any picture on this page for a free, newly revised much more colorful Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook step-by-step picture book recipe, and/or check out this short step-by-step video.

 

How to Make Almond Butter – Easy and All in Pictures

Last time, while writing about one of my favorite toppings: nut butter, yogurt, fresh fruit and dried fruit that goes great on pancakes, French toast and waffles, I mentioned that I’d post next about how to make fresh almond butter at home. Here’s what you need.

The hardest part about making almond butter is having the patience to let the food processor do the work (yah, you need a food processor) and then cleaning that processor when all the work is done. Not hard at all. And everything you need to show you what to do is included in the step-by-step picture book directions you can get by clicking any picture on this page.

Nut Butter, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit and Dried Fruit Topping – All in Pictures

Last time, I showed how to make almond, quinoa and flaxseed pancakes, shown below, that are a great energy-sustaining alternative to sugar “spike and crash” traditional flapjack pancakes.


Here are the ingredients to make a 
nut butter, yogurt, fresh fruit and dried fruit topping that goes great on those pancakes – or any pancakes, French toast, or waffles – that’s both terrifically flavorful and provides sustained energy. As mentioned in the recipe, though I’m using almond butter (which I’ll show how to make fresh next), any nut butter will work. The same goes for the fresh fruit, dried fruit, and yogurt. It’s all about taste and imagination – and imagining that what you’re going to make is gonna’ taste great! 

Click the top picture or bottom two pictures on this page for a complete step-by-step nut butter, yogurt, fresh fruit and dried fruit topping picture book recipe and/or the second picture from the top for the almond, quinoa and flaxseed pancake picture book recipe. 

 

 

Almond, Quinoa and Flaxseed Pancake – Picture Book Recipe

Do traditional flapjack pancakes, especially when they’re soaked or slathered with your favorite sweetener, tend to give you – or your kids – an eye-bugging, “take-on-the-world” energy spike followed not long after by a nose-diving, “UGH!” full body crash?  You bet I know the feeling,..and it’s all caused by sugar.

But why give up pancakes just because of sugar? Here’s an energy sustaining, easy-to-make alternative made with ground almonds, cooked quinoa and ground flaxseed that cuts the sugar, boosts the protein – and IMPROVES both flavor and texture. You can see what they look like fresh out of the pan in the photo above. Here’s one of my favorite ways to have them with full-on flavor: topped with non-fat Greek yogurt, fruit, dried fruit and a good shot of fresh whipped cream.

I’ll put that topping recipe together this weekend and post it soon. In the meantime, here’s what you need to make almond, quinoa and flaxseed pancakes. Yah, I know: some of the ingredients might look or sound new to you, but give ‘em a shot. That’s half the fun of it all. As always,…

…just click any picture on this page for a complete, easy-to-follow step-by-step picture book recipe.

 

How to Grate or Chop Fresh Ginger – Picture Book Directions

Fresh ginger. A staple of eastern cooking. Fantastically flavorful – I use it almost as much as I use fresh garlic…and almost always with fresh garlic. It’s the thick root of the tropically grown ginger plant with a great reputation for easing stomach discomfort, improving digestion and stimulating blood circulation.

 The only problem: how to get it from this…

…to this as fast and easily as possible.

Fresh GingerNo problem. Just click any picture on this page for newly revised, easy to follow step-by-step how to grate or chop fresh ginger picture book directions.

 

 

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