Steak Tostadas

284600_637185248938_1172837169_nSometimes you just really want Mexican flavors. It could be breakfast time, it could be dinner time; you want Mexican (or at least Tex Mex). Something crunchy, possibly?

Absolutely.

Steak with Mexican flavors is always fantastic. But building tacos is annoying – better something where everything is piled on in advance, and you can just dig in. Steak Tostadas it is! And – especially if it’s breakfast time – why not throw on an egg for good measure? Let’s do this thing. Recipe

Experiment: Nectarine-Lavender Muffins with Coconut Flour

So, I saw this pin on Pinterest (yes, I spend too much time on that site. But, all the cool ideas I find there!). Anyway, someone pinned Lavender Nectarine Muffins. Sounds damn good, I thought. So (after repinning, of course) I clicked for the recipe. Despair! It was in German! What now? I don’t speak German! Ahhh, but the internet can do anything – right? Hasty Google search. Some copy and pasting. Soon I have a VERY rough translation. Well, I’m creative. I can make this work; I WANT ME SOME MUFFINS.

Of course, being the impatient person I am, I decided to experiment on my first go. I wanted to use less flour by substituting coconut flour. This is not quite as straightforward as I thought it would be since you have to add equal parts extra liquid to coconut flour and sometimes you even need more egg for loft. Add to this that I was working with oz (weight) instead of cups (thanks European measurements). Anyway, for a bit, it was very confusing. However, in the end I actually came out with a batch of tasty muffins. Turns out the combination of nectarine, lavender and coconut flour results in a something that tastes a little like a corn muffin. Who knew? I think I may want to try making the straight flour version just for the sake of comparison. We’ll see…

See recipe.

The Best Pancakes Ever

I don’t know if you’re one of those people who is constantly disappointed by pancakes; you have an ideal in your head, and pancakes never live up to it. Well, I always used to be that way. I always thought, mmm, pancakes would be tasty. Light, and fluffy and moist. But they were always dense and chewy and often dry. Huge disappointment. Well, if you’re like me, then you have absolutely got to try these pancakes. They are to die for – light, fluffy, almost custardy. Plus they call for next to no flour, which means for those of us who are careful how many carbs we take in, they’re a pretty safe indulgence.

See recipe…