Kai Chronicles

Eating, exploring and enjoying life


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Kai time

I love food. Love to eat it and love to cook it.

Kai means food and I know I have not written much about it lately. And well, I’m still not going to write much about it because I think looking at food is much better than reading about food.

So, feast your eyes upon this. (©Jennifer Morton)

pancakes

Pancakes: A classic Canadian breaky

Harira

Moroccan Harira…I love this sooooo much.

choc muffins

Chocolate muffins: my guilty pleasure

Feb 24 popcorn

Popcorn: A healthy snack

salmon dinner

Salmon with rice and sautéed veggies: A clean and delicious dinner

strawberry tart

Strawberry tart: bright and beautiful

lemon tart

Lemon tart: pucker up

sticky date pudding

Sticky date pudding: a favourite classic

It’s pretty clear that desserts are favoured in my household. I do love to bake and cook and my family and I are well fed.

What’s your favourite meal or dessert?

 

 

 

 

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What’s Working for me Wednesday

 

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My regular WWW pic wouldn’t load today..guess I’m meant to use this one.
© J Morton Photos

I’m beginning to really like Wednesdays. Typically, my Wday goes like this:

  • 10 minutes of meditation and gratefulness
  • an hour+ of baking
  • take Master T to school
  • yoga
  • food shopping
  • an afternoon of work (may include research….magazine reading)
  • blog post
  • tap dancing class
  • an early night

I almost consider Wednesday to be a “day off”. I usually don’t schedule too much and never get bogged down with details. Today, I submitted an article – 2 days before deadline (yes!) and submitted a pitch to a new (for me) national health magazine. And all that is great but what I really loved the most was baking.

Today I made chocolate-banana muffins, muesli bars and gluten-free almond biscotti. Even though I need to eat some gluten daily, I like having gluten-free food. I did try a muffin and a muesli bar – they’re both delish but it’s the GF biscotti that’s working for me this Wednesday!

I’m not even big on biscotti but I love my coffee and the two go hand in hand. This biscotti has been adapted from a recipe I picked up somewhere along my travels. I suited it to what I had so that is what I will present. I like to mix things up and I alter recipes all the time. So, here’s my own version of GF Almond Biscotti. Enjoy with a good espresso or latte.

GF Almond Biscotti

WW GF with coffee

GF Almond Biscotti with coffee

1 tsp baking powder

170g pure icing sugar

100g coconut flour

180g quinoa flour

100g almond meal

20g blanched and toasted almonds

2 eggs + 1 yolk

1/4 tsp almond essence

1 egg white (for brushing)

METHOD

Combine all the dry ingredients together

Slowly add eggs and essence

Mix to combine well – add a little water to bind if needed (1 tsp at a time)

Knead to make a dough

Mould dough into a log shape

WW GF biscotti before baking

going in the oven

Refrigerate for 15 minutes

Brush with egg whites

Bake for 8 minutes at 160

WW GF biscotti half baked

almost ready

Remove from oven and slice to desired size

Return to oven and dry out  – when hard, they are ready.

I left the oven on 160 for 20-30 minutes then turned off and left them in there to dry out. That seemed to work but they were a little soft in the middle so more time could be given.

Hope that recipe works for someone else!!

Happy Baking!