When I got The First Mess Cookbook, the first recipe I made was the Bircher Breakfast. It is the author’s recipe for overnight oats. I didn’t know why it was called Bircher and she didn’t explain it, but being curious, I googled it. It turns out there was a guy named Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a pioneering physician and nutritionist, who created muesli, which consisted of apples, lemon juice, nuts, oats, milk and honey.
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I have been making crispy baked chickpeas for years now but I finally hit on the key to perfect crispiness. Can you guess what it is?
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I never thought I would be updating my guacamole recipe. It was the 6th recipe I ever posted here on my blog and it’s foolproof – avocados, onions, cilantro, lime juice and salt. But I just discovered a secret ingredient that is taking my guacamole to a whole new level.
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I love chocolate pudding. I could literally eat it every day. And I actually do! For the longest time, I have made it with avocados (it is a great way to use overripe ones.) I have also been known to make it with butternut squash. But my husband requested a new variation. He wanted me to make it with coconut meat.
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My son and I love making pretzels. It’s a great vacation day, mid-winter day, weekend project to get him into the kitchen with and have fun cooking. When we first started making pretzels back in my early days of cooking, I researched the how to and found out you had to use yeast, knead the dough, and do a baking soda bath. A little time consuming but still fun. Continue reading “Pretzel Bites, Two Dips & Easier Pretzel Recipe”