Site Seeing

Every morning I do a little internet sleuthing for cool websites related to cooking. Over the past few weeks I have come across several sites I think are worth sharing.

SuperCook

This website is the “Intelligent Recipe Search Engine”. Don’t know what to make for dinner? Well with SuperCook you can enter in the ingredients you have in your pantry and it will generate recipes using those ingredients. Pretty cool, huh? I think so. The more ingredients you add the more specific the recipe becomes. The recipes are linked with RecipeZaar.

Cool Think

Craving something? This is the place to go to figure out what you are craving. There is a cloud of tags that appear within different categories. You have four different categories to pick from: ingredient, dish, cuisine, mood. You are allowed to choose eight different words that relate to your craving. Once you have chosen your words, click search and several recipes appear that fit within the criteria you selected. This is a really cool way to try a recipe that maybe you’ve never tried before.

How Stuff Works

This site has so many features… it really is a MUST SEE! I’ve linked you to the “food and recipes” section (my fav). Here there are a few different sections for you to browse. You can look up recipes, or learn how to cook, learn about nutrition and healthy lifestyles, or click the food facts link and learn something new. There is so much information offered on this site, I would need days of uninterrupted internet time to explore it all.

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Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles

Lately I have been on a whole wheat flour kick. I have been incorporating this delicious grain into many of my baking adventures. My palate has really matured over the years. I remember when I was little my mom almost always bought whole wheat bread; eating would make me gag. I was totally a cottage white bread little girl. My mother-in-law made me a sandwich on Sara Lee’s Whole Wheat Bread with Honey. This changed my perception on wheat bread, and now it is the only sandwich bread I buy.

Haven’t eaten wheat bread in awhile? Why don’t you start simple and have whole wheat pancakes or waffles. Wheat is an excellent source of fiber and iron. These waffles are delicious, in fact, my two year old ate an entire four square waffle herself. The entire time she was eating it she kept saying “Yummy momma, mmmm.” I don’t think I will ever miss waffles made with white flour. I am a changed waffle eater.

Top your waffle with sugar free syrup (extremely low in calories) and you have yourself a low calorie and filling breakfast.

HOMEMADE WHOLE WHEAT WAFFLES
from RecipeZaar

3 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 c oil
4 eggs
4 c buttermilk
pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon

Whisk together dry ingredients; combine oil and eggs in a measuring cup, add to dry mixture. Pour buttermilk in and whisk till all clumps and lumps are gone. pour 1/2 Cup of batter onto a hot waffle iron (for a 7 inches round), or 1 1/2 cups or ballet on a square iron (8″ by 8″ makes 4″ squares).