Welcome to the Hungry Mom Kitchen!

Moms are always cooking with kids in mind, or making their husbands’ favorite dish. But I like to make things that will keep my battery charged, something super healthy that gives me that “ahhhh” feeling. After all, if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

So every now and then I’m going to post the “goings on” in my kitchen. Please try the recipes and let me know what you think!

Here’s my healthy indulgence from last night: Greek yogurt dip (very easy to whip up with 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, a few squirts of Bragg Liquid Aminos and diced onion and garlic. I also added a wee dash of horse radish for some zing. For dipping I sliced a few carrots and celery sticks and broke apart some cauliflower flowerettes.

But my favorite appetizer was the edamame; whole, simmered in water with star anise (thanks to Jenny Kung for the recipe). Amazing.

That was the prelude. (I had to eat because I was starving, but didn’t want to spoil my appetite for the main course!)

Next came GLUTEN FREE PIZZA. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Mix, it takes practically no time at all. (I substitute the eggs called for witht two Tbsp. ground flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp. water.)

My toppings included whole-leaf spinach, Italian-style ground turkey, onions, and low-fat mozzerella. I put it all on a lovely layer of tomato sauce made with tomato puree, crushed tomatoes (drain the extra juice into the puree to thin it) fennel seed, loads of chopped garlic, and oregano.

If you decide to try the pizza mix, be sure to follow directions. You pre-bake the crust for a bit. Then do not over-bake if you want the cheese to come out stringy. It was my second attempt at the mix. Second time was a lot better. I say it makes a pretty good pizza if your diet has to be gluten-free.

Ahhh. Now I feel all better.

Visit my web/blog: Read Jenny Kung’s Chinese Boat Wisdom: How a Hong Kong Boat Girl Became a Smart, Successful (American) Mom.

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