I was hoping someone could answer a question for me which is not about food but
rather about wine. I have found in the last few months that one or 2 glasses
of wine at night is resulting in me waking up with a spliting headache. This
is specifically white wine, but red could do the same, I just havent connected
it. I have been vlf for a couple of years so it can't be the change in diet.
On the food front, it is finally coming into winter over here (NZ) - just
reread that and it sounds like i'm counting hte days (im not!). So its soup
weather again, and I have finally made some cornbread from a recipe which I
think was from Ellen about a year ago! This is great, my SAD flatmates loved
it, as well as my very discerning vege friend. I used coarse cornmeal, gives
it a bit more substance I guess, but I may try finer stuff.
JOHNNY CAKE (revised) ( like cornbread only better!!!)
1/4 Cup Egg Beaters or equiv. of 1 egg any other egg replacer (i used 1 egg
white and a teaspoon of powdered egg sub and 2T water)
1/2 Cup Sugar (I cut this back to less than 1/4C)
4 Tablespoons Applesauce (or yoghurt works too)
1 t soda + 1 C sour milk* (or buttermilk)
1 teaspoon salt
11/2 Cup Flour
11/2 Cup Corn Meal
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add wet ingredients
and stir until throughly mixed. You can successfully use more cornmeal and
less flour too, although I think this would be more successful with finer
cornmeal (maybe 1.5C coarse cornmeal, 3/4C each fine cornmeal and flour - I
used wholemeal for half).
Bake 15-20 minutes in 325-350 oven in a loaf tin or individual muffin pans.
*you can make 1 cup of sour milk by adding 1 cup
of skimmed milk or soy milk to 3 Tablespoons vinegar.
the original poster (sure it was Ellen) suggested the following eating Hint:
Cut Johnny Cake into pie shaped pieces (6 per pan). Then cut
a piece in half so that top is one-half and the bottom is the
other half. Place on a plate and cover with syrup.
Eat and enjoy! Mmmmm!
My favourite is dipped in pumpkin soup, although I havent' yet tried it with