Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Did You Know???? Recipes

 I have found some great recipes that totally surprised me.  Maybe, just maybe, they will surprise you too!  Maybe, just maybe, they will help us ALL out.
I have not tried these yet - but they have been given high marks of praise from many.  I will be trying them all.

You can make butter with powdered milk

3/4 C powdered milk
1/3 C water
1/4 C oil (olive, coconut, what you have)
Pinch of salt - if wanting salted butter

Place the powdered milk in the food processor - add other ingredients.  Blend until it starts to thicken.  Check every couple of minutes until you get it thickened.
Will not be hard - but spreadable (like a thick version of mayo or spreadable butter).
Makes about 3/4 cup.  Lasts about a week in the frig.  Tastes like butter - great for toast, pancakes, biscuits, veggies, etc.  (Not sure about baking - may change texture).

You can make your own bouillon - veggie and (no) chicken
These bouillons are vegan, gluten free, MSG free, soy free, no chemicals  WIN WIN!!!

Veggie Bouillon
1 C nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. thyme
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. celery seeds
1/4 tsp. turmeric
Blend until powdered and store in an airtight container.  1 Tbsp. to 1 C hot water

This can be purchased at most grocery stores in the baking aisle or next to regular yeast.  Health food stores sell as well.  Adds great flavor and nutrition to food without all the chemicals and it is vegetarian.

(NO) Chicken Bouillon
1 1/3 C nutritional yeast
3 Tbsp. onion powder
7 1/2 tsp. salt (adjust to your taste)
1 Tbsp. rice protein powder (any protein powder works)
1 Tbsp. sugar or Truvia
2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. sage            (I won't be adding to mine)
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Blend in a small food processor until powder and keep in airtight container.
1 level teaspoon per 1 cup of hot water

You can make pizza dough without yeast

NO Yeast Pizza Dough
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 C butter - room temperature
1 C milk
Mix in a mixer with a paddle if you have - until ball is reached.  You can do this by hand as well - just mix until you get a ball.
Bake after topping with ingredients you desire at 450* for 10-12 minutes

I learn something new each day - and I love learning new ways to cook, season, and bake!  We can be mindful of what we have or what we put in our bodies by just trying some new ways and recipes.
I can't wait to try all of these.

PS - I have others to share later!!!!!


  1. Lots new to me...I didn't know about powdered milk to make butter. Also haven't tried nutritional yeast. Do you know if it is expensive? And I may try the dough since my hubby prefers thinner crust pizza. Thanks!

    1. I can't wait to try the butter. New to me as well.
      The bottle showing in picture is 4.5 oz. but it is longer than my hand. I would guesstimate probably 1 1/2 Cups to the bottle - maybe 2 cups. It runs $5 and change at Kroger. If you are looking for no chemicals, vegetarian, and no msg and gluten free it is sure worth the price.
      It is always nice to have alternatives!

  2. Butter has become very expensive here but I only really use it for special recipes and occasionally as a treat on toasted crumpets. I make a pizza with a scone base from the heart foundation recipe book. It is quick and easy and healthy.

    1. Butter is pretty expensive here, until there is a fantastic sale! We get great sales 2 or 3 times a year.
      Got to love quick, easy and healthy!

  3. Wow the things you come up with, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing! I love Bragg's nutritional yeast, it is also good in pasta gravy to give it a really good full taste without meat.

    Nutritional yeast is also good on popcorn or rice cakes but don't eat it too late in the evening, the B vitamins will keep you up, been there done that. lol I haven't had that trouble when cooking it though.

    Love your blog, so nice. Like having a sweet neighbor!


    1. Love this. Thank you for that information - that will help a lot of people. Such a nice alternative for vegetarians.
      Thank you for your kind words!

  5. Oh, I forgot to mention that I did not have any recipes at all for homemade bouillon so this is fantastic! Thanks again!

  6. I have made that exact recipe for pizza dough back in the day. The others are totally new and very interesting.

    God bless.

    1. Glad to hear. Hope you find something you can use.

  7. You always have such interesting information!

  8. I so enjoy all your interesting and helpful information.
    Cant wait to try these. Thank you.
    Pam in Texas.x

  9. Impressive and no I didn't know, excited to try the butter.

    1. LOL - funny how many things we don't know. I love learning new ideas.

  10. I LOVE this!! Thank you for sharing your ideas. In this day and age we need all the info we can get on making things from scratch. You never know from day to day what we are not going to be able to get so making things ourselves is perfect. Looking forward to more of your ideas. Thank you so much!!!!

    1. You are very welcome. Yes, being able to use just what we have is important. You just never know what tomorrow will bring.

  11. I didn't know you could make butter with powdered milk. I have to try that.

    1. Right?? We all learn something new every day. I can't wait to try myself.

  12. You have come up with more new ideas for us! Hope you are enjoying this better weather although it will be much warmer for a few days.

    1. I hope you get some new ideas. I am LOVING this weather. PERFECTION!!!!!

  13. I did not know that you could get a butter spread out of powdered milk. I did recently need condensed milk and made it with powdered milk (looked up the recipe on line). I also never thought about making my own bullion from the spices and flavorings I use all the time. Nutritional yeast is good on popcorn, that I've tried and like. Thanks for getting me thinking :D
    Mary in San Diego

    1. We learn something new every day huh? I learned too.
      I make a lot of mixes with my own herbs and flavorings - but love adding the yeast - makes it more hearty.
      Glad you enjoyed.

  14. I need to make a list of substitutes...there has been a time or two they have come in handy. But always have to go look it up.

    1. That would be a good idea. Maybe tape it inside the cabinet door or in the front of the cookbook.

    2. I used to always keep stuff taped to the inside of cabinet doors...