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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Brown Rice Pizza

I made our brown rice pizza yesterday, yum!! We all love it here. Pizza is our Christmas tradition, so on Christmas we had just regular home made pizza and Saturday was Brown Rice Pizza.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cup brown rice, cook in 3 cups water, simmer with lid on, takes about 30-45 minutes for brown rice to cook up.

mix together in a bowl:
1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (can substitute sheep cheese)
3/4 cup sesame seeds
2 eggs

add the cooked rice and mix thoroughly

spread on a pizza stone, will be about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick, just make it pretty evenly spread. Cook in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes, it will be slightly brown on top. Top your pizza how you like, put it back in the over for about 10 more minutes. Cut and eat. YUM!!

The picture is my pizza, I use sheep cheese, topped with onion, sauce and more sheep cheese.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

I have made a few pumpkin pies this year. Hadn't tried a dairy free one though, this was a first. It just seemed like there was so much milk in a pumpkin pie that to replace that would somehow effect the pie, either in taste or cooking. But really it enhanced the pie. I just replaced the milk with vanilla silk, next time I am going to try the VERY vanilla silk, or silk nog, those would be YUMMY!!

Very delicious. So for all my dairy free friends out there, give it a try!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Banana Pancakes

Yesterday I made banana pancakes for me and the boys. I had bought some nice organic bananas ( I love bananas) but when the boys were taking the groceries out of the car for me, the bag split and the bananas fell to the ground on the ends, so all the bananas were bruised and sort of mashed, perfect for cooking.

I haven't made banana pancakes in quite a while, not sure why, but they are one of my favorites. We all enjoyed them, dairy free. Here is my recipe:
1 1/4 cups four
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp O Oil
1 egg
3/4 tsp salt
1 mashed banana
enough vanilla silk to make the right consistency batter

DELICIOUS with some *real* maple syrup.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I posted a while back about our latest foster puppy, Ellis. Well he went to his new forever family yesterday, such a nice energetic family for a wonderful, smart, energetic dog. We were all in tears, Ellis is such a great dog, he will be MISSED!! It seemed so sad last night with no puppy chasing tennis balls around the living room, losing them under the couch and whimpering for us to fetch them out.

It is amazing how a puppy gets you to open up your heart just a bit further than you thought you could. Such an amazing experience. The boys were so wonderful, sad to see him go but happy to think of the life he will have with this wonderful family. I have such great boys, they are ready to do it again. Here is a picture of Dallen with Ellis waiting for his forever family to show up. And you can see that Ellis has spotted them as they are driving in behind me. :-)

We foster for Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, so if you are thinking of fostering or adopting a boxer and you live in NC, SC or VA, check out the BRBR web site.