Posts Tagged 'vanilla'

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A bite into this sweet bread brings me back to my mother’s kitchen. It’s sweet, it’s tart and it’s really wonderful. The texture is very similar to the treat I remember as a kid.

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Yonana Muffins

yonana muffins

This recipe is modified from the recipe found in the BTVC book. It’s been my replacement for bread and my breakfast every day. I figure I’ve eaten over 2700 muffins in three years. I love them.

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Strawberry Smoothie

I know you miss chocolate ice cream. You know that I cannot replace that, but I can offer you this rich, creamy treat. And hey, it’s good for you.

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Candied Pecans

candied pecans

This is my favorite candy. Your family and friends will love it too and won’t believe it’s from a “diet”. When you roughly chop these, they make for an excellent addition to a fresh salad.

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rich yoghurt

Yoghurt is a fussy little beast. Too cold and it doesn’t process well. Too hot or too long and the cultures you’re trying to encourage die off and you miss their essential role in your recovery.  Review this post regarding temperature control before you begin. Consider this page on the BTVC website required reading.

I find this to be the most versatile version of yoghurt. It produces a thicker yoghurt than whole milk or reduced fat milk. It can easily be used in place of sour cream. It’s great for making smoothies and using in baking and cooking.

Cooking yoghurt, as in chicken khorma, will kill the bacteria so don’t consider cooked yoghurt as a probiotic.

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DIY Vanilla Extract

Check out the extensive do-it-yourself instructions for making vanilla extract at .

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