Just Asking

Okay. What’s this and who has tried it? Is it worth the price? Should I try it; if I can find it? 

Taro
You may not be familiar with taro, but its root (called a corm) is one of the most popular root vegetables in Asia, South America, and parts of the Pacific Islands. When cooked, its natural sugars give it a sweet, nutty flavor. Nutritionally speaking, taro is one of the finest sources of dietary fibers. One cup of taro sliced and cooked yields nearly 7g of fiber and has less than 1g of sugar—both of which comprise its 46g of total carbohydrates. The slow-digesting complex carbs help to gradually raise your blood sugar levels, giving you longer-lasting energy.
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Saturday Morning Pancakes!

Pancakes! I wanted pancakes this morning.  Settled for a sausage biscuit instead. Albeit that biscuit was baked with einkorn flour, non-hydrogenated shortening and the sausage was nitrites free. Good and tasty eating; but I still want the pancakes.  So here’s this:

How to Make Perfect Pancakes

Here’s the recipe given at the site above. 

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 cup milk
This gave me a batch of seven really fluffy pancakes. Alternatively, you can use your favorite boxed pancake mix if you’d prefer.

Tip numbered 6 was new to me!
                                         Add toppings before you flip.

Now I can have as many blueberries or pecans per pancake as I want!!

There are 6 other tips at the site HERE.

You’re welcome.   🙂

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who doesn’t like them? Easy to whip up and we almost always have cheese and bread on hand. A post at MSN says there are ways to pump up those grilled cheese sandwiches to extraordinary delights!

Like these:

A sandwich recipe from the blog The Dreaming Foodie includes everything from spinach to tomatoes to onions to mushrooms — all brought together within the loving embrace of cheese and bread.  source

LIGHTENED UP
If you’re counting calories, you may want to find ways to cut down on the cheese in your sandwich. Using less than an ounce of cheese — and adding solid and tasty extras such as onions, celery, or even thinly sliced apple — is one approach. Be aware, however, that you may need to cook the sandwich longer and at lower heat. source 

COBB MELT
A popular variation on the grilled cheese sandwich theme is the “melt.” While both have bread and cheese, a melt puts the focus on the other ingredients. A Cobb melt from Dave Danhi of the Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles (via Tillamook) combines traditional grilled cheese sandwich and Cobb salad ingredients.  source

And finally for this post this one (there are others, to see click here):

There’s a sandwich from the Grilled Cheese Grill that’s equal measures of funny and indulgent. Here’s what owner Matthew Breslow says on his menu about the sandwich he calls “The Jaime”: “You may want to eat this in private.” It’s made with grilled banana, Nutella, and cream cheese on cinnamon swirl bread.  source