Friday, March 7, 2014

Grain Free Bread

I have baked my first ever GFCF and grain free bread. In first time only, it came perfect. Recipe was adopted from the very famous blog - Against all grain. Whoever follows the SCD diet, is aware of the name Danielle Walker. The recipe link is here - Grain-free Sandwich Bread (Paleo and SCD).
I started GFCF diet for my son few years back. Few of my friends started SCD diet for their kids, but I didn't think about it. It all started with my hubby's diet. My husband wanted to reduce his weight, so he stopped eating all carb items following Atkins diet. Since one month, he is eating only salad, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese and non-carb items.Yes, he has reduced weight. And he is also feeling more energetic and alert.
But without bread, how will you survive. You need some bread to eat in the breakfast. I just found this recipe by searching on the internet and gave a try. Yes, recipe was perfect and result was also perfect. This bread's texture and softness was like normal regular bread. Taste was also good. Nobody could tell what are the ingredients inside.

When I took the picture, half of the bread was finished. Thanks to Danielle Walker to give such a great recipe. Next day, I borrow her book 'AGAINST all GRAIN' from the library, and in the book, this same recipe is mentioned as 'world-famous sandwich bread'.
She has written in her comments - "This is the bread that took my blog global. It is my most viewed and shared recipe of all time and has never received a negative comment, except about the cleanup! You can toast it to accompany eggs in the morning, send an almond butter and jam sandwich to school with your kids, or grill it Panini-style."
It's all true. Thanks to Danielle Walker.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broccoli Spinach Soup

Hot soups keep you warm in this winter season, so I keep experimenting on different combinations of soups. Recently I tried broccoli and spinach soup. It was so tasty that I made it 3 times in 2 weeks. It was so filling that we didn't need to eat anything with the soup. This soup has become one of my favorite soups.
Broccoli Spinach Soup
2 cup finely cut Broccoli florets
1 Red / Yellow finely cut Onion
2 cup finely chopped Spinach
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
Water as required
Salt & pepper according to taste
1 tsp Oil
  1. Heat the oil in the pan and saute the onion in the oil till it is softened. 
  2. Add broccoli and spinach Into it and saute it for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add one cup of water and let it boil for 3-4 minutes or till broccoli is softened. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down. 
  4. Put the mixture in the blender and blend it till it gets smooth consistency and a little thin paste. It's good if you leave some crunchy pieces unblended.
  5. Pour the blended mixture into the cooking pot and add water if needed. Boil it for 10 minutes at least. 
  6. Add coconut milk into it. Also add salt and black pepper according to taste. Boil it for another 5 minutes. 
  7. Serve it hot.
This soup was so yummy that I am sure that this can be part of the party menu plan and guests will ask for more.

What do you think? Try it and tell me if you like the recipe.