Musings From Us Entries For Health & Food

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings / Health & Food that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Homemade Whole Egg Mayo in a Blender

This entry was posted in Foods, General Musings, Health & Food by Cleave on

Recipes_From_The_FridgeHere is a smart tasty mayonnaise recipe that is easy to make. You can make it any time you need to and with your regular blender that you use for drinks and smoothies. It takes in all about 15 minutes and my wife constantly begs me to make it, she thinks it tastes that good.

Before you begin you want to make sure you have a blender that is multi speed. You may wonder why this is so or why not make a large batch at once, the answer is simple, heat. I once tried to make a large batch and wound up with oily scrambled eggs instead of a spreadable condiment. If you have speeds that are too fast or the blender has to work too hard the oil will heat us and not create the emulsion that you need. It will literally cook your eggs instead of blending it with the ingredients that you use.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

This entry was posted in Health & Food by Cleave on

Recipes_From_The_FridgeThere are times when you just want a hot and tasty seasoning mix to use whenever you want. For meat, or for cooking in general. This homemade fajita seasoning mix works for more than just spicey foods, it can be use even in place of pepper if you wish. It just tastes so good.

Fajita Seasoning Mix Ingredients
2 tsp. tapioca starch
3 tsp. chilli powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

A note about the tapioca starch: Many times you just will not find this readily available on your grocery store shelves. This is not a problem if you have one of those nice new personal coffee grinders. If you don’t have one they are really cheap to get. Anyway, to make tapioca starch you would first buy some minute tapioca, the stuff you get to make tapioca pudding. Take and add about a quarter cup and grind it in the coffee grinder on the fine setting about 3 times. That would be about 60 seconds. You will now have a fine powder that you can use in place of regular starch. Some might wonder why you would do this, well there are some that have a problem with corn or gm corn and can’t use regular corn starch. This is a perfect alternative for those that have this problem with regular starch.

Cleave’s Bold Rich Mustard

This entry was posted in Foods, Health & Food by Cleave on

Recipes_From_The_FridgeThere are times when things made for yourself just taste better and let you completely control the flavor. Mustard can be one of those that is easy to make and gives you an appreciation that you would not otherwise have for mustard sauce. It really is easy to make, don’t let anyone tell you different.

The following recipe can be made in as little as 10 minutes and ready to use in just a few hours. Even if you were to use it right away it is good, time gives it a bolder and richer flavor.

Ingredients List:Spicy-Bold-Mustard-by-Cleave-05
3 tbsp. ground mustard powder
1 tbsp. cracked mustard seed
1 tsp. salt (kosher or sea salt)
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic
1/4 tsp. tapioca starch
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar

Semi Sweet Pickles – Corn Free Recipe

This entry was posted in Foods by Cleave on

Recipes_From_The_FridgeHere is a great recipe for sweet pickles that just about anyone can make. It doesn’t take all that long to do and makes it so that you can make them just the way that you want. Best of all, there are no ingredients in it that are corn based, for those with the ever growing allergy trend. Even better this is not a complicated canning project, just good sweet yummy fun.

Semi Sweet Pickle by Cleave Ingredient List
3 baby cucumbers 6 in. long
1 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp. sugar (6 for a really sweet treat)
1 tbsp. pickling spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cool time: 0-30 minutes

NOTE: The amount of vinegar listed is the minimum. Some may feel more comfortable adding more, which is fine. Just don’t add too much or you will have more juice instead of pickle.

Cheese and Herb Scones

This entry was posted in Foods by Snowfoxx on

I’ve been experimenting with an old recipe from the Northumberland region of England. They were called Singin’ Hinnies, because when one would cook them on a griddle, they would hiss or “sing”. Now, I bake these instead of cooking them on griddle, and have found many variations on the Hinnies, and this is a fine, savoury addition.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 tbsp lard
2 tbsp butter
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried chives
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
milk or sour cream

Mix all ingredients well except for the milk or sour cream. Add these gradually until your have a moistened dough. Turn out dough on rolling or large cutting board. Roll out dough to 1/2 to 1 inch in thickness. Cut with 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter in flour between each cut to stop the dough from sticking. Place each scone about 1 inch apart from the other. Bake 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with butter. Makes 12 scones