Chicken, Avocado and Tomato Pasta Salad

 

I’ve never been the pasta salad type of gal… that was before I invented this dish! It’s currently my favorite salad. I’m only a little disappointed that it’s now winter and it’s too cold for us to enjoy it.

This dish has been tweaked from my Mexican quinoa salad dish. It contains carbohydrates from the pasta, protein from chicken, fruit from the cherry tomatoes, avocadoes and olives, Continue reading

Ginger-Molasses Cookies – Gluten-Free & Vegan

 

If you love ginger and treacle (molasses), then these are the cookies for you. Not only are they quick and easy to make, they are also vegan and gluten-free! They are soft gingerbread-like cookies that are packed full of flavor.

These cookies are freezer-friendly. Once cool, simple wrap each one in cling film (plastic wrap) and store in the freezer in a container. Continue reading

Chewy Flour Tortillas

 

I LOVE flour tortillas! The only issue is that I can’t find any shop-bought varieties that I’d like to eat. The ones that are made with organic ingredients still contain xanthan gum or cornstarch (US) (cornflour (UK), modified or otherwise). The only tortillas I do eat are the Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas, and although they are really good, they just don’t quite hit the spot. They are harder, less pliable and far less chewy than a really good flour tortilla.

I’ve made numerous versions of homemade tortillas, none of which has satiated my craving. I’ve tried ones with all white flour, all whole wheat flour, half of each, with oil, without oil, with butter, without butter….. arrgh, I got so frustrated that I put that project on hold. Continue reading

Quark Stollen with Almond Paste

 

The holidays just aren’t the same without stollen. It’s been like this since I met J, many moons ago. I absolutely love stollen! J’s parents used to visit us in the UK from the Netherlands and would always bring some with them. They even include it in the food parcels they send to us at this time of the year. In 2008, our Christmas parcel went on a detour to Sydney, Australia and we didn’t get it until March… you can imagine how fresh the stuff was then, eek!!! 

We’ve browsed store-bought varieties, but the ingredients make me want to hurl. Yuck! In 2009, I decided to make my own stollen for Christmas. Since I only started honeyandspice in April 2010, I thought it would be better to wait closer to the holiday season to blog about it. Continue reading