There are so many delicious ways to prepare butternut squash. You can make a stew, grill them, make a soup, even a dessert, but stuffing them with whatever I have in the fridge or freezer with rice or quinoa is my all time favorite. I […]
I absolutely enjoy being creative in my kitchen, and I would love to inspire you to do the same. Use your intuition, enjoy the process, and make every recipe your own by adding your very own twist! I would love to see pictures of your creations!!! Whatever you do, remember the main ingredient: lots of love!
Here are a few facts about my kitchen, what I use, what I love, and what I avoid.
- Whenever possible, I use organic ingredients in my recipes. I won’t bore you in each and every post with that information, so please take it as a given and do whatever you prefer!
- In recipes that call for flour, I use exclusively einkorn. I am not allergic, but my gluten sensitivity gives me headaches when I consume too much of it. Einkorn is not gluten free, but I can tolerate it just fine. No headaches, no fatigue! If you are interested, you can find more information about this wonderful and very tasty ancient form of wheat right here.
- I don’t use a microwave.
- Most of my pots and pans are cast iron, well seasoned through many years of cooking. They are wonderful to work with, don’t burn as easily, and even provide your body with traces of iron. I love their old fashioned look and heaviness. I just mention this, because you might wonder why I preheat my pots and pans…..well, it’s because they are cast iron and need a while to heat up evenly. Of course you don’t have to do that with an aluminum pot. Just bare with me and my pots and use yours the way you always do! I found this nice article about cast iron myths and thought you might enjoy it as well 😉
- I use a gas stove which took me a while (and a few burns) to get used to. Now, after several years, I absolutely love cooking with gas. Whatever stove you have …… you know it best! And let’s be honest, they all have a mind of their own, don’t they?!
- A high speed blender, in my case Vitamix, is an essential tool in my kitchen. You can work your way around it (for a while) by using store-bought items such as vegan sour cream, nut milk, smoothies, ice cream…, but I highly recommend this gadget. It’s an investment that will pay off, literally! And homemade tastes so much better!