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Spicy Slow Cooked Pussac Punay Beans in Homemade Vegetable Broth
The directions for the soup are at the end.
I think it is because the beans are so low in sugar, less than 1g, 1 g of fat and 10 g of protein!
Per 1/4 cup serving, 150 calories plus all the vegetables and
nutrients you are getting from the homemade broth.
Wow! No wonder this is my favorite meal year round.
2 cups Zocalo Gourmet Pussac Punay Beans
Take out of the oven or turn off the slow cooker and let cool for at least 1-2 hours. Put the pot on a rack to help the cooling process.
To make the soup - Aji Spiced Pussac Punay Bean Soup With Kale
Fill the food processor or blender half way with cooled beans in broth. Cover with lid and use liquefy or puree button. Pour into storage container and repeat process until all the soup is pureed. You can also use a freezer self sealing bag - much easier to store flat in a drawer freezer. Be sure to label and date the soup. Keep half in the fridge and the other half in the freezer for a lazy day when warm comfort is needed.
Scoop out the cooled beans and broth and put it into the blender to fill it half way. Cover with the lid and use the liquefy function or puree. Add more of the beans and broth and continue the liquefying process using all of the slow cooked beans and broth. Be sure to remove the creamy soup and pour it into a tight sealing storage container to allow more space to liquefy all of the ingredients. Be sure to use a container that is safe for the refrigerator or a freezer self sealing bag. Make sure you put a label with the name of the soup and the date it was made so you know what it is and make it easier to find. I usually keep half in the fridge and half in the freezer.
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I decided to make special little Gluten Free Tiramisu in Weck Jars because Tiramisu is a bit messy to make, especially the GF Ladyfingers and to serve. This way is better and more eco friendly ... less clean up of excess bowls etc.
Hey any excuse for less clean up works for me!
Another great reason to make individual servings in different sizes is because some want a big portion and some little ones. The jars stack nicely in the fridge and are easy to transport to a party as well! Trust me they will stay prettier this way and they are so fun to eat out of the jar ... très chic!
makes 4-6 servings depending on sizes
Ah ... a long lingering evening on Christmas Eve nibbling on homemade treats.
As I was preparing for guests to arrive baking and cooking I was thinking about why each thing I was making made the menu. Some of the treats were new - Wild Forest Honey Almonds with Herbed Flor de Sal, a new favorite recipe that is so good and can be made a thousand different ways just by changing the honey and sea salt or seasoning. Gluten Free Chocolate Rum Cake ... do I really need to explain this one?!? So good! Great the next morning or anytime with coffee, if there is some leftover. Pussac Punay Beans was a big hit! I just thought it would be fun to introduce something that has become a monthly meal for me because I love them so much. There were some skeptics in the crowd but the beautiful beans won everyone over! I think that variety is always key - sweet, salty, savory, crunchy, soft, warm, chilled ...I made sure we had it all. The only requirement was that it was also fast and easy to make it.
One family favorite that I asked my mother to make doesn't really have a name but it is so easy to make and is just perfectly satisfying. This is a childhood favorite that I couldn't wait to have again was - Chilled Roast Beef with Avocado, Red Onion, Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar served on French Bread slices - Gluten Free French Bread! It was better than I remembered! Bravo mom!
So we both made Gluten Free French Bread and I must say they were equally a treat yet so different. Mom's bread was soft, dense yet sturdy and strong to hold the toppings. My bread was soft and airy almost Brioche like! Slightly sweet and all I could think of when I tried it was how wonderful it would be to make French Toast! I couldn't wait to wake up and make it!
I want to tell you about this gift that I made for my friend today but it is a surprise.
We share the love of good old fashioned treats and
I can't think of anything better than this homemade gift!
I got a little carried away with singing in the kitchen while I was making this ...
thank goodness I was alone!
But you can sing along with me to the tune of Jingle Bells!
while jamin iTunes tonight
Gluten Free all the way
Gluten Free Red Curry Christmas Chex Mix
Gluten Free Red Curry Christmas Chex Mix
Gluten Free all the way ...
OH! What fun it is to make
in an open baking pan tonight!
Get to the recipe, please get to the recipe ...
Please get to the recipe NOW ...
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Have you seen World News with Diane Sawyer on ABC?
Well, every night that I see this segment I am so amazed at how wonderful
it is to see so many great people and companies supporting each other
during the holidays and throughout the year.
Gluten Free treats inside. Please don't tell my secret but ... I am putting a tag on the jar that lets my dear friends and family return the jar to me for refills of their choice of Gluten Free treats that they love! It is kind of fun to do that because they get a gift all year and it saves on the environment - no paper or bags. Please don't tell anyone my secret gifts! I want them to be a surprise!
Thank you for supporting local artists and companies that are Made in America!
Happiest of Holidays to you!
Place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking pan. Pour the butter and honey coated almonds on to the baking pan. Spread the almonds out in a layer, allowing the almonds to touch to create clusters. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes. The aroma is absolutely amazing! Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Add the sprinkles of Flor de Sal or Sea Salt. Let cool at least 1hour before serving.