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Potato and Spinach Tart

wearemakers : October 29, 2014 8:52 pm : Food
tartAdmittedly, this does seem a bit more like a Spring-y meal, but it was delicious and perfect for fall and I don’t wanna toot my own horn, but…TOOT TOOT. This was surprisingly easy.  I had a bunch of random ingredients that just seemed to work together, not to mention a PLETHORA of potatoes thanks to my awesome co-op.  I’ve seen potatoes and sweet potatoes used as a ‘crust’ for quiche before, so I thought – why not!  Here it is, you guys.  You’re welcome.  Ps, this is definitely one to pull out to impress folks…keep that in mind. SPINACH AND POTATO TART About 2 – 3 Idaho potatoes Olive oil Approx 2 cups loose spinach, stems removed 2 eggs 1 cup Greek Yoghurt (full fat) Juice of 1/2 lemon plus zest Parsley and chives Salt and pepper to taste Wash and slice potatoes 3mm thick, one length wise and 2 across :READ MORE:
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Comforting (and healing) Chicken Soup

wearemakers : October 9, 2014 7:48 pm : Food
IMG_5380 copyOk, so I’m not just going to pretend that I haven’t been absent from posting for quite a long time.  Let’s all address the elephant in the room with some real life truths: Truth #1 – Maintaing a full time blog is hard work with very little return.  When I love it, it’s great.  When I don’t, blah ugh pfft. Truth #2 – Parenting is something best done AWAY from the computer.  Crazy, I know, but I just seem to do a better job of it without a screen in my face.  Lately, the demi-human has been finding her voice and we have been finding it hard to get her to listen, not argue and follow rules that have been in place SINCE HER BIRTH without squashing that little, developing point of view.  Raising a human is almost harder than maintaining a blog, am I right?! (Yes, mommies, I’m kidding). Truth :READ MORE:
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Sugar-free Ketchup

wearemakers : September 1, 2014 5:01 pm : Food
IMG_3323 copysmallOkay, okay, okay.  I know I’ve been absent lately – we’ve just moved into our adorable new house that we’ve been working on since FEBRUARY and I am in full on nesting mode.  However, I do have quite a few fun DIY’s, Makers and guest posts coming your way, so be patient with me.  Today, I though I might share another recipe with you that will appeal to young and old alike.  We went through a stage in which Scar-fish just wouldn’t eat ANYTHING unless it was shmeared with ketchup, so I thought I might need to find a recipe for this magic sauce that left out all the yucky, nasty preservatives in order to support this practice (whatever works, right?). This recipe comes to you via Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar for Life cookbook.  This amazing woman has started a whole movement with something as simple as changing her own lifestyle.  Just :READ MORE:
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How to store fresh produce

wearemakers : July 20, 2014 3:44 pm : Budget, Food
IMG_4362Today we went on our fortnightly trip to Altus to collect the awesomest produce from our Food Co-op.  Check. It. Out.  Because of the vast amount of food we get every time and the fact that we need to make it stretch over 2 weeks, I live for ULTRA PRODUCTIVITY AND PREPARATION…every second Saturday (the other ones, I sleep in). When we first started buying our produce this way, I would get to the second week and we’d be running out or everything would be dead and slimy.  I HATE waste and I love food, so this made me pretty sad and I decided I needed to up my game and devote some time to prepping our vegetables and fruits in a way that would see them last, stay fresh and be easy to access/use/eat at any given time.  I now consider myself pretty versed in produce storing (only because I’ve :READ MORE:

Potato and Leek Soup

wearemakers : July 18, 2014 8:52 pm : Food
IMG_4352copyThe last few days have been wonderfully out of character for this strange state (OK).  Rainy, cold, cozy – all of my favorite things and the PERFECT weather for good music and good food. Heck, it’s always perfect weather for good food. But SOUP! I haven’t been able to eat or make soup since early Spring, I just can’t do that kinda thing in a hot climate y’know.  So when the temperature began to drop, I got super excited at the possibility of being able to combine my red potatoes and enormous leeks into something incredible.  The outcome – this delicious, hearty, warming soup: My favorite Potato and Leek Soup 8 red potatoes washed or peeled – cubed (skin on, if organic) 1 LARGE leek, washed and sliced 2 cloves of garlic oregano oil grass-fed butter 4-6 cups whole milk (preferably raw, can also be replaced with coconut milk or unsweetened, :READ MORE:
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Slow Cooker Bread…What?!

wearemakers : July 11, 2014 6:06 pm : Food
IMG_4230  That’s right, y’all.  This isn’t a Pinterest hoax, this is REAL LIFE. I have tried and tested A LOT of bread recipes since arriving in the land of sugary sandwich bread (America, if you were wondering) and not a single one of them has turned out as soft and fluffy as this recipe right here.  As if I didn’t already have a dependency on my slow cooker, this has only added to the condition – who knew you could use it to create wonderful, artisan style bread?!  Forget your ovens, hide your loaf tins and throw away your expensive Le Creuset dutch oven (actually, don’t do that. Just email me for my shipping address) because this method is about to become your new best friend. Summer is an atrocious season.  I am not a heat person at all, I loathe it with a passion.  So, when it comes to cooking :READ MORE:

Titanium Coffee

wearemakers : June 24, 2014 12:01 am : Coffee, Food
BPcoffeeToday I decided to do another coffee post.  Told you I’d post a lot about coffee. This is coffee with a bit of a twist.  My husband - Über Coffee Snob Extraordinaire – wont go near it.  I, on the other hand (with my love for all things beneficial to my body and longevity), can’t get enough.  I call this my ‘Titanium Coffee’ for three reasons: A guy went ahead and registered Bulletproof Coffee as his business name and is making a killing. I always end up singing “I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose.  Fire away, fire away” under my breath while I make it. It keeps me strong, nourished and full for hours and makes me feel invincible.  I AM TITANIUM. Ok, so if you want to pack your morning with caffeine, beneficial fats to aid digestion, a metabolism booster and LOADS of go-go-go, you better get brewing: Titanium Coffee 1 Cup :READ MORE:
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Potato Salad, yo!

wearemakers : June 18, 2014 9:55 am : Food
PsaladSpeedy recipe time!  This one came out of nowhere and OH MY HECK it was amazing.  Pretty great staple to add to the family menu, I’d say.  Healthy, can really be packed with whatever veggies you have left over and leaves you fuller than a shopping cart at WalMart when the Duck Dynasty crap goes on sale. Potat-oh-my-heck Salad 6 – New Red Potatoes, scrubbed (and peeled, if not organic) 1 head of Romaine, roughly chopped Cherry Tomatoes or Heirloom Tomatoes, diced Raw corn kernels, cut straight from the cob (as long as you know where it’s from.  Most grocery store corn is GMO) Yellow/Red/Green Pepper, diced Coconut or a good olive oil Curry powder Paprika Garlic Powder Onion Powder Cumin Salt & Pepper Optional Dressing 2/3 Cup organic mayonnaise 1/3 cup milk (raw, almond, goat, whatever) 1 clove crushed garlic 1 tsp chives Preheat oven to 400 (200 for all :READ MORE:
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A Soba Noodle soup that heals

wearemakers : June 10, 2014 8:22 pm : Food
FinishedI really love food and I REALLY, REALLY love foods that have a plethora of benefits.  Whenever I make Scarlett food (or a juice or a smoothie) she automatically asks me what’s in it.  After we cover all of the ingredients, we go through what each ingredient does for her body (she’s never satisfied, however.  She’ll keep on with the “…and? And?).  This is an AWESOME activity to engage your kids in when eating or preparing food, it really gets them involved and excited about what they’re going to eat.  The effectiveness is evident by my daughters willingness to eat anything and everything I set in front of her (by penalty of bedtime with an empty stomach…but that’s rarely the case.  I promise). These makers love them some asian-style cuisine and while I’ll never boast to have mastered the authentic techniques, I do adore what the Japanese diet has given us. :READ MORE:

Just like a Rice Krispie Treat…only healthy

wearemakers : June 8, 2014 8:53 pm : Food
KrispiesSnap! Crackle! Stop! Today I want to share a recipe that I think I love more than my child.  You’re only as old as you feel, right (if that’s the case, I’m 88 in the morning, 37 at midday and 18 when it’s time to go to bed. What’s with that.)?  I’m a HUGE believer in a package-free pantry and refrigerator.  Obviously, I have my exceptions – brown jasmine rice, organic flours etc – but we all know what kind of packages I’m talking about here.  The ones that say “Natural!” “Wholesome” “Great Source of Energy!”, with happy smiling faces and bright colors plastered all over them.  I realized just the other day, however, that I am a mother of a four year old.  She’s with me ALL the time.  I can prepare good food for her whenever I want, but what about WHEN SHE LEAVES ME (goes off to school)?! :READ MORE:
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I am Amylee - Maker, married to a fellow Maker, mama to a mess in a tutu and big time dreamer in small town Oklahoma.  I wish I was stylish enough to have a fashion blog, but I might just write a lot about coffee.

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