Posts Tagged ‘dairy free’


No Yarn Along this week.  Still working on the custom sweater but it’s at that stage where there doesn’t seem to be much progress, regardless of how many rows I knit.  I have a thing on Saturday so I started a new pair of purse knitting socks that will eventually be for Grandma for Christmas.  Thought I’d share a couple of recipes instead.


Ella Safe French Toast  -serves 1

2 Tbsp custard powder

2 Tbs sugar

1/2 cup ‘milk’ of choice

These turned out pretty good.  Certainly a better colour than the other recipe we tried.  Ella enjoyed these.  She’s been missing French toast.  They even passed the Daddy test.


Breaded Pork Chops

4 boneless pork chops

1 cup vinegar                                                           flour

1 egg + 1 Tbsp water                                              3/4 cup bread crumbs

salt & pepper                                                           1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp parsley                                                             1 1/2 Tbsp butter and oil

Marinate chops in vinegar for a while.

Pat dry and dredge in flour.  Dip in egg/water, then in seasoned bread crumbs.  Press crumbs onto chops.  Let stand a few minutes (or longer in the fridge), this helps the crumbs stay on.

Heat oil/butter and brown chops.  Lower heat and cover.  Cook for 45 minutes (flip half way through).  Uncover for the last 5 minutes to crisp.

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My blog friend Elizabeth is an Orthodox Christian.  She keeps the fasts decreed by the Church and therefore has a large number of recipes that just happen to be egg and dairy free.  When I saw the Chocolate Brownie Cookies I knew which one we had to try first.

BROWNIE COOKIES -makes 9 dozen

1 1/2 c vegan margarine                                          3 c white sugar

4 1/2 t vanilla                                                             4 1/2 c flour

1 1/2 c cocoa                                                               1/2 t salt

3/4 t baking powder and soda                                enough water to make a fairly thick dough

Cream margarine and sugar, add vanilla.  In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Add to the creamed ingredients and add enough water to make a fairly thick dough (around 1/2 c).  Make 1 inch balls (I have a scoop) and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.  Bake 350F for 8-10 minutes.

Thank you so much Elizabeth.  Ella’s been doing so well with her new diet, but was going to revolt soon if she didn’t get some cookies/chocolate.

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