28 October, 2011

Why?

I started this blog so long ago with the intention of collecting my recipes here for ease of use. I'm going to try this again seeing as I didn't get too far the last time.

I've been meal planning and am trying to go without gluten, since I think it will be better for my health. I'm not a celiac, but I think I do have an intolerance, so I may not be as strict as some people, but for the next few months (once I get through the stuff we have that isn't gluten free) I will do my best to avoid it as much as possible.

When I meal plan, I pick about 8 or 9 meals to cook over a 2 week period. I would usually eat cereal for breakfast, but since I don't want to spend the money on gluten free cereal, that route is no longer an option. I bought apples and some things to make smoothies with, so that is my plan for breakfast, as well as egg products.

16 February, 2010

Chai Syrup

Source: http://lucylou.livejournal.com/575537.html

Ingredients:
3 c. Water
3 bags Black Tea
1 t. Cinnamon
1/8 t. Cloves
1/2 t. Ginger
1 Bay Leaf
~5 T. Honey
3 T. Vanilla

Process:
Fill a medium saucepan with water. Heat to a boil.
Toss in the 3 bags of tea.
Simmer and stir.
Add the cinnamon, cloves, ginger and bay leaf.
Stir and simmer for about 25 minutes, or until it's thick and soupy.
Take off heat. Remove tea bags and bay leaf.
Add vanilla.
Let cool. Pour into a glass bottle with a cap. Refrigerate.

Add to milk, to taste. Drink hot or cold.