Our Weekly Bread: 4 of 36

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As you know, our weekly bread features a new bread-making experience every week. We chose to make socca this week. If you have never heard of socca, just know that it is a gluten-free flat bread that cooks in 10 minutes. The main ingredient is garbanzo flour. It originated in Provence and Italy.

Making socca

Making socca

To be clear, I am the only one in my family who must avoid gluten. As such, I will be the only one eating this bread. My children have no interest in even trying it. Like most people, they have a mental block when they hear “gluten-free.” Even though I make gluten-free pasta dishes or gluten-free pancakes and they love them, they have some reticence about other gluten-free recipes. Continue reading »

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Scrambled Tofu

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If you like scrambled eggs but your cholesterol is over 200 overall, you might want to learn how to fix scrambled tofu. You get 0 cholesterol and all the benefits of lean protein. The taste, while not close to eggs, is savory and delicious. You can put it on toast and serve it with tomato slices or, even better, on a bagel, with your favorite orange juice or warm morning drink. I like Kaffree Roma prepared with rice milk. If you add a teaspoon of honey, it tastes better than hot chocolate.

Scrambled tofu and toast

Scrambled tofu and toast

As you know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A hot breakfast based on lean protein helps your homeschooling day go much better than a high-sugar cold cereal one.  Continue reading »

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Oven Fries

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French fries are not exactly the healthiest thing you could eat. In case you did not know, they were invented in Belgium. Want more trivia? McDonald’s fries are not vegetarian. Nope. They are not.

Oven fries taste just as good and, because they are baked, they will not load you with fat your body cannot process.

Oven fries

Oven fries are healthier than their fat-laden country cousins known as French fries.

Besides, oven fries are very quickly washed, cut up, and tossed with oil and condiments, while the oven is pre-heating. It is an easy food to make and a healthy side dish to any entree.

 

Ingredients

6 medium potatoes

3 Tbsp olive oil (more if desired)  Continue reading »

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Veggie Burgers

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Veggie burgers are low in fat and sodium, high in fiber and thoroughly delicious. I have shared my oat burgers with a lot of meat eaters and the vast majority of them were pleased. In fact, many people have asked me for this recipe and I have shared it over and over again.

Homemade veggie burgers and oven fries

Homemade veggie burgers and oven fries

You can make these oat burgers ahead of time and freeze them. To defrost them, I pop them in the toaster oven or the microwave.

You can call them veggie burgers or oat burgers, it does not really matter. By the way, they are completely vegan, so they contain no cholesterol. Continue reading »

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