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Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, cook with what you have!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I have not been shy about my frugal ways, and this salad is proof that frugal can also be delicious. The act of frugal food management is preparing and enjoying food while using what you already have on hand, in a timely manner. This may include a bit of creative trial and (possible) error. But I will tell you right now, this is also a fun and delicious way to let your creative juices flow! 


Cooking on the fly is not new. Your grandmother did it every day in her kitchen. It can also be a fun journey for you to follow, as well in your own modern kitchen. I invite you to honor your family's past and, cook with what you have. 

Come on, what are you waiting for?

Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, cook with what you have!
Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, cook with what you have!

Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw
by the seat of my pants
serves 2-4

1 head Tucson Kale, washed, dried with center ribs removed, sliced thinly crosswise
1 apple, cored and diced small - no need to peel
1 large or 2 regular carrots, peeled and shredded
1 handful of raisins, chopped 

2 T mayonnaise
2 T sour cream or yogurt
1 T Brown Sugar
1 T apple cider vinegar
dash salt
fresh ground pepper

Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, cook with what you have!
Prepared vegetables for Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw. 

Combine all ingredients, stirring well. Cover and let chill until meal time. 

This can be made in the morning for lunch or dinner later that day. This slaw stays crispy, with a nice crunch, and does not end up swimming in too much dressing. 

Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, cook with what you have. Frugal ways in the kitchen.
Kale Apple and Carrot Slaw, ready to serve.

PS. Leftovers are easily turned into a main dish salad with a bit of diced ham or roasted chicken.

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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Cream Cheese Banana Bread.

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

I made this bread for sharing at our Sunday dinner. It is delicious! Deliciously different, with or without walnuts. The recipe is great for our family as we have nut lovers and those that do not eat nuts. Anytime a recipe results in two loaves, it is so easy to please everyone...This recipe will also adapt very well to whole grains baking.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread, with our without nuts.
Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Bread
adapted from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
makes 2 loaves
350-degree oven

1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 c)
1 8oz block cream cheese
1 1/2 c sugar

3 large bananas (1 1/2-2 c)
2 eggs
2 t vanilla

3 c flour - next time I will use a 50/50 mix of all-purpose and whole grain flours
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg

1 T sugar
1/4 t cinnamon

1 c finely chopped walnuts if desired

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Next, add flour through nutmeg. Mix well.

 Prepare 2 8X4 loaf pans. Place half the batter into one of the pans, combine the sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over top of dough.

Add walnuts to the remaining batter, mix gently, spread in the loaf pan.

Bake 45-55 minutes, or until done in your oven. Let cool 5 minutes in the pans, turn out to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread, equally delicious with or without nuts.
Cream Cheese Banana Bread, with and without nuts!

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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Cilantro Brown Rice and Red Potatoes, fast and easy in your EPC!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I love rice and potatoes together. And this brown rice with red potatoes side dish was delicious. It is also very easy, just throw everything into your InstaPot or Electric Pressure Cooker. Cilantro added before serving adds a delicate herb flavor that goes with most everything. 

We enjoyed Cilantro Brown Rice and Red Potatoes with Three Ingredient Pineapple Thai Chicken, but the flavor of this rice dish will compliment any main dish you serve it along side. While pineapple and rice are natural taste partners this side dish will complement any bold flavored main dish.  

This is a side dish we will enjoy again and again.

Cilantro Brown Rice and Red Potatoes, fast and easy using your Electric Pressure Cooker
Cilantro Brown Rice and Red Potatoes.

Cilantro Brown Rice and Red Potatoes
by the seat of my pants

1 c brown rice
1 2/3 c water or broth
1/2 t salt
1/2 t garlic salt
2 large red potatoes

1-2 bunches fresh cilantro

Cut potatoes into 1 1/2 inch chunks and place in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add rice, salt and garlic salt and the broth or water. 

Set for 18 minutes cooking time. When cooking is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. 

Remove the leaves from enough cilantro to make 1 packed cup of cilantro leave. Mince cilantro and set aside. 

When 10 minutes have lapsed, oven valve and let remaining pressure release. Remove lid from cooker, and fold in the minced cilantro. Serve.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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simple homestead hop 95 @ oak hill
full plate thursday @ miz helens
weekend potluck @ sweet little birdbird
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

The month of March marks one year in the journey of our move to the peninsula. This journey was meant to offer a quiet refuge for retirement and renewal, and it has. Previously I had troubles sleeping, relaxing and enjoying life. My work just about took it all out of me. What energy I had left over I gave to my Sunday dinners with family. Now life is beginning to have a quiet, pleasant routine. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Use small amount of garlic and onion for a delicate flavor.

But this has not been without a great deal of learning on my part. First I had to learn to stop making everything into a job. With my work consuming my life for so many years, I had become one who had give a life to make a living. Second I had to learn to live with less to have more. Third I had to learn that what I have is, more than enough and exactly what I want. This last one was important.

Not because I had great ambitions for the best or the most, no it was important because I had given up on one of my most enjoyable crafts. That of making something better from what I already have. I began learning and crafting in my childhood and through the years had to give it up when time became the property of my employer. Now that I once again own my time, I have taken up my heartfelt craft. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Easy method for getting more vegetables on the table.
The easy way to add more vegetables to your meals!
But honestly, I am so rusty! I had become the slave of routine. I pretty much had the same expectations each month, set out by weekly deadlines. Those deadlines do not exist here. And I have dropped the ball a few times! Such as going to the cupboard to gather ingredients, and then noticing that what I need has been used already. As well as not making a comprehensive shopping list and forgetting something important. But the enjoyment of life on the peninsula continues!

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Add organic braised greens to your families diet.
These beautiful greens will add a wallop of nutrition to your table.
One thing I have mastered is the management of fresh foods. We tend to eat the freshest and most fragile foods first. These greens are an example. I purchase a bag each trip to Costco. Within a couple days of purchase, the entire bag is braised with a touch of garlic and onion. Into the refrigerator, they go, to be enjoyed as we please. With that, I offer Braised Greens with garlic and onion. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Believe it or not, these are delicious with eggs for breakfast or lunch.
Braised Greens with Garlic and Onions.

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion
by the seat of my pants
4 servings

1 bag of power greens or equal amount of greens picked from the garden   
1 T olive oil
1 thin slice of onion, minced
1 clove garlic, sliced and then minced
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper

Place oil, onion, and garlic in the bottom of a large pan with a lid. Cook stirring over medium high heat until onions and garlic begin to sizzle. 

Add greens, toss with oil mixture until coated, cover with the lid, reduce heat to low and braise for 10 minutes, gently stir mixture to place uncooked portions to the bottom of the pan. Replace the lid and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for future meals.

Enjoy!
Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Plan ahead and eat well!
Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion, ready for the refrigerator.

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

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good morning monday @ darling downs
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
modest monday 190 @ the modest mom
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
grandmas house @ grandmas house diy
homestead blog hop @ not so modern housewife
waste less wednesday @ skip the bag
homestead hop 45 @ salt in my coffee
simple homestead hop 95 @ oak hill
full plate thursday @ miz helens
weekend potluck @ sweet little birdbird
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving

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