Easy, healthy, sometimes indulgent recipes

Archive: Oct 2016

Paleo Nut and Seed Granola

Paleo granola? Is that even possible? No oats? No sugar? I am not by any means strict Paleo follower, but I find more and more that I love cooking Paleo inspired recipes.  When America’s Test Kitchen was running a cookbook sale, I ordered a few cookbooks and this one came from the Paleo Perfected cookbook. Confession, it was more than a “few” cookbooks, but best not discuss that part right now.  I made some modifications, increased the cinnamon, used pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds. What I love about this recipe is how easy it is to swap out different nuts. This would work great with almonds and hazelnuts. Also, other fruits would work well, like dried cherries or dried pineapple.

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No Knead Bread

No Knead bread is not a new thing. In fact in went through an incredible Instagram photo binge ever since the New York Times interview when New York Baker Jim Lahey invited Mark Bittman for an interview.  That recipe can be found here.  I adapted this recipe from the original. Yet, when all this happened, I somehow missed it.  It took a visit from my uncle who lives in Europe for me to discover it. He simply said, “Didn’t you see this on YouTube?” Actually, no, but now that I have I can’t live without it.  The beauty of this bread is in its simplicity and minimalism. It does not require special artistry, just time and patience.

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