Brown Rice, Bread, And Pasta Versus Their White Counterparts

Science is a wonderful thing, with the efforts of the scientific community over the years we have learned a lot of new things which have helped us live a better life. But unfortunately, scientific inquiry is not wished fulfillment. There is still no consensus on probably billions of issues; an individual might encounter thousands of…

5 Tips For Healthier Baking

You can have your cookies and feel good too! It is becoming a trend as of late to switch over to either gluten-free or all-natural diets. The problem with these is that everybody has their vices. Baking will always haunt those true kitchen junkies. No matter how healthy you eat or whichever diet you pursue,…

Buttermilk Clafoutis with Bourbon

By Chef Murph K.T. Happy New Year’s to all!  May your dreams come true.  I love to make a Buttermilk Clafoutis in my cast iron pan, but you can use anything. It is so simple and great for New Year’s Day. Note: you can use any fruit that you have available. I also like to…

Healthy Substitutes for White Flour

by Chef Murph K.T. These days everyone is looking for easy ways to change their diet. One way to improve your diet is by pinpointing appropriate substitutions to use in foods you love.One of the biggest misconceptions in our society’s diet is based upon the nutrition values of white flour. It is used in all…

No-Fuss Rocky Road Brownies

by Chef Murph No-Fuss Rocky Road Brownies Ingredients:  1 family size box of brownie mix (try Betty Crocker Supremes) The ingredients listed on the box to make the brownies 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Prepare the brownies according to package directions. When the brownies…

Jalapeno Cornbread

by Chef Murph Jalapeno Cornbread  Ingredients 1 c. cornmeal 1 c. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 egg 1 c. buttermilk 1/3 c. sour cream 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 small can diced jalapenos 1/2 c. frozen corn, thawed 4 tbsp. minced scallion   Directions Preheat oven to 425…

Chocolate Macaroons

by Chef Murph Chocolate Macaroons Ingredients: 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut Parchment paper Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally….

Measurement Conversions

  by Chef Murph The United States often uses a different measurement system than the rest of the world. There are different units and systems of measurement for different parts of the world, but a good portion uses the metric system. One of the main reasons I use my chart is when a bud chef…

Cooking Substitutions

by Chef Murph Knowing a few main baking substitutions can be very useful. A time might come when you have to bake for someone with specific allergies, or you might be out of a key ingredient. You might also want to make a few healthier substitutions or maybe you just enjoy doing things a little…

3 Bean Easy No Bake Beans

3 Bean No Bake Beans Photos from Chef Murph KT Murphy’s post 3 Bean 1 Pan NO Baked Beans 6 Min Prep 30 min on table 1 TSP butter because it’s love. Then fry the bacon in a large fry pan. I love my Cast Iron. Add the small diced White Sweet Onion with garlic,…

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Banana Bread

by Chef Murph Every gluten free kitchen needs a good go-to banana bread recipe. This is the one. Not only is it gluten free, but it’s also vegan. The taste is delicious. For variations, add chopped nuts, raisins, or other dried fruit in place of the chopped dates. This one is very loosely adapted from a basic banana bread recipe. Ingredients: 1 & 1/2…

Focaccia Bread

by Chef Murph Focaccia Bread Ingredients: 9 oz water 1tsp  Yeast 13 oz Flour 2 tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tsp Coarse Salt While at the shore at sea level: area washed, cleaned, and sanitized, with solution at the ready. All items were measured, water was temped to 100F; creating Mise en place….

Healthy Apple Pecan Bran Muffins w/Sweet Butter Cream

Apple Pecan Muffins Ingredients: 4 oz Granny Smith apples 2 Tsp Lemon Zest 2 oz Pecans 9 oz Whole Wheat Flour self Rising 1.5 Tsp Baking powder .5 Tsp Cinnamon 6 oz. Browns Sugar 1 egg 7 oz milk (I use Soy or Almond Milk) 1 oz Rice Bran Oil/ Olive Oil   Serves 6…