Cookus Interruptus

  (Seattle, Washington)
how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life's interruptions
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Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

(Cynthia mixes it up in the new kitchen)

Fresh ginger root and molasses give the cookie deep flavor.  Teff flour helps add chewiness.  Oh my gosh these are good.  Find out how to make them (plus get tips on baking with whole grain flours).


 
 

Rapunzel's Triple Chocolate Brownies

(Phil ties Jane's tongue)?

Cocoa powder, semi-sweet baking chocolate and chocolate chips combine to make your chocolate enjoyment tripled.  Nobody complains about a pan of these coming out of the oven. Recipe here.
 
Cynthia writes Have it Yer Way –how-to of substitutions to use for your food sensitive Valentine.
 


 
 

Whole Grain Butter Crust

Hey.  Don’t get all snobby on us.  There IS a way to make a delectable crust using whole wheat pastry flour.  The whole grain crusts get a bad rap because people often use oil to make them and end up with a heavy, cracker-like texture.  Not so here. (watch video and get recipe).  We give you the tiny tips that make it right.

 

 
 

Which Whole Grains and Flours Need to be in Your Pantry and Why?

Keep a variety of whole grains and flours in your pantry to make meal-preparation easier.  Find out which basics to stock and why.

 

 
 

Saffron Buttered Millet with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Using the beautiful red bell peppers that are in season right now, you can make this glamorous dish using the inexpensive, nutritious whole grain millet, Saffron Buttered Millet from Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Edamame Tofu Salad with Sesame Chile Dressing

Dazzle your family and friends with this deceptively simple platter of beautiful food.  It’s a well-balanced and beautiful meal.  Did you hear the report dissing organic?  Read Sandi’s rebuttal.  And don’t forget to enter our 2nd Annual Haiku Contest and win a free microplane zester.  Interrupt-us and you actually WIN something.  Nice.

 

 
 

Cherry Jam-Filled Mochi

Whole grain sticky gooey yummy breakfast. This week on Cookus Interruptus we introduce you to mochi! 

 

 
 

Top Ten First Foods for Baby

Feed baby the best.  Find out how to simply take part of the delicious whole foods the family is eating and make fresh food for baby this week on Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Golden Spice Rice

This week on Cookus Interruptus:

Golden Spice Rice

(No blame, no gain)


Sautéing the rice before cooking it results in a more separate finished grain.  By adding a few simple spices you add fragrance to the rice and add a lovely golden color.  Serve this with Vegetable Chickpea Curry, Black Bean Stew, Fried Tofu and Coconut Peanut Sauce, French Lentils with Sage Butter or Thai Yellow Curry.  Very versatile whole grain dish. Want to do something fun and easy with rhubarb, make Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce and serve it on Ben’s Friday Pancakes.  Food and recipes sprouting up everywhere on Cookus Interruptus where we await whatever comments you might spring on us.

 

 
 

Fried Tempeh

Hey!  Do you know how to make fried tempeh?  Do you know what tempeh is?  Find out.  And share ideas for how you use this Indonesian soy food in the comment section below the video at Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Ben's Friday Pancakes

These unique pancakes have no flour but use highly digestible soaked whole grains.

Ben's Friday Pancakes
(Cynthia’s frustration snowballs)

Think ahead just a wee bit and enjoy these magical flour-less pancakes this week.  Lovely with a dab of homemade applesauce on top.  Read Steve’s post about his revised steel cut oats recipe on our blog.  And don’t forget to write us a note.  

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Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone

This is a sweetheart of a dessert.  Perfect for Valentine's Day.  Uses seasonal fruit.  Low in calories, high in nutrients, vegetarian, gluten-free and who cares about all that because it tastes fabulous! Watch the video this week on Cookus Interruptus.  Visit our blog for a talk on pomegranates.  Check out our menus page for Valentine's dinner suggestions.


 

 
 

Mexican Brown RIce

This week on Cookus Interruptus watch how to take the plain out of brown rice and give it some zing.  Great served with black beans or next to fish tacos and a salad.

 

 
 
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