Friday, March 20, 2015

Simple Coconut Macaroons

These are the easiest coconut macaroons.  All you need are four ingredients and about half an hour to make 2 dozen of these tasty cookies.  They are on the softer side.  If you like them crisper, try using 5 cups of coconut and baking a little longer.  Also, store the cookies in a non-airtight container or they will get soft again.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pork and Tofu Stir-Fry With Scallions

If you like Ma Pao tofu, a Chinese dish with ground pork and tofu, you will like this.  The key to this subtler version is mellow white Japanese miso.  I was able to find this ingredient at our local Lund's grocery store.  If you are using traditional miso, you might want to use less.  I also use Thai red curry paste, instead of the Korean red pepper paste originally specified, because it is easier to find.

The dish comes together quickly, in about 30 minutes, so start making the rice first so that everything will be ready at the same time.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Honey Tahini Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are good, but for a twist on the old standard try these tahini cookies. Tahini is a nut butter made from sesame seeds and the taste is more subtle than peanut butter.  These bake up thin and crispy with a nice note of sweetness from the honey.  Not only are these gluten-free, but they are also Paleo-friendly since they are grain-free.  Great as an after-school treat!