Having been the perpetrator of some truly awful meals lately, I have been feeling down. Yesterday, I baked a non-wheat bread that could most generously be described as similar to a spinach frittata but not as good. I even used half a cup of pine nuts in it!
This morning, I redeemed myself! We had waffles. Wheat and dairy free waffles, and they were good! I found a recipe online, which would be better for pancakes, but I wanted thicker batter, so I tweaked it by adding more coconut flour and some cardamom. I also added some coconut oil because waffle recipes, in my experience, have oil and are a thicker batter. I also used a blender instead of a mixer, because I like being able to pour directly out of the blender.
I make coconut flour with dried coconut in the blender using the grind setting. I start by pulsing and finish by grinding it as fine as I can. I also use this to make instant coconut milk when I am in a hurry.
Feeling renewed confidence in my abilities,I made a beef curry for lunch. Against my instincts,I followed the recipe and boiled the beef chunks in coconut milk with curry paste. It was so tough that only Mr. Dog ate it. I think I should have done it more like beef satay. First thinly slicing the beef then marinating it in the curry paste for a while. Instead of boiling , quickly stir frying in coconut oil adding the coconut milk last. Maybe next time.
We had cheese for dinner. Just a slice of cheese. I wasn’t taking any chances.