Originally posted on Realistic Cooking Ideas:

Spicy Scallops Final Picture

I made this recipe for Valentine’s Day but unfortunately was not able to get fresh scallops so I made it with frozen ones. That was a mistake – never use frozen scallops they reduce about 50% in size during cooking and do not have much flavor. The next week I made this recipe again but using fresh scallops and they came out excellent! The spice oil dressing can be made about a week in advance allowing this to be a quick dinner to make after a busy day at work. Add mashed potatoes, a steamed vegetable, plus a glass of wine and you have a gourmet meal in less than 30-minutes! (Remember I purchase my mashed potatoes pre-made from Wegmans.)

Spice Oil Dressing
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
6 Black Peppercorns
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves…

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Having Fructose Malabsorption I’ve been living for so long with the mindset of “Can’t have that, never eat this…” that it just about blew my mind when I discovered that I could eat marshmallows.  Homemade, of course.  And making them was a breeze!  Or relatively easy, anyway.
The texture is a bit more jiggly than grocery-store marshmallows, but the taste is great!


  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 8 tablespoons of cold water
  • 2 cups of dextrose
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Put the gelatin into the 8 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the dextrose and 1/2 cup of cold water in a small pot and set to medium-low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

Add the gelatin and bring to a boil.

Pour into a large mixing bowl and let it cool for 15 minutes.

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Originally posted on Elaine Butler:

Brownie in a Cup

Can’t remember where i found this recipe but it’s a humdinger and really works, even just with veg oil and tap water. I popped the ingredients and instructions into my hubbie’s bag on Valentines Day this year.


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Originally posted on Outpost CrossFit:

3 March 2013

It’s Coach Sophia here, and today I made and enjoyed the best pancakes ever.  No lie. For realsies. Perhaps you might say I was inspired by The Games Surprise Event 13.0, or perhaps you can say I’m just a culinary genius. (The former is false, the latter is an unofficial declaration;).  Most often when I cook, I use a recipe as a loose guideline, picking and choosing what I think sounds good, what I know mixes well, and in the end I come up with a hybrid between my own opinions and someone else’s.  This time, I didn’t. So, I will give credit where it’s due: the recipe comes from the site Revolution From Home.  This is the closest I have ever stayed to following a recipe, and I was thoroughly satisfied!  This delicious morning treat uses some of the old Paleo standbys we know and trust…

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Originally posted on pippa knight:

When provisioning the boat I headed to the market to get some fresh veg as the supermarket didnt seem to have any the night before, well the market certainly did… and here are some photos to proove it, the place was wonderful and so colourful and sold possibly the best tomatoes we have eaten all trip!









Just look at all those colours, unfortunatly all of these were taken on my mobile phone as my camera was safely back on ship (there wouldnt have been room for it once I bought all the shopping anyways) but I will keep my eye out for the rest of thr trip and get some more proper ones.

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