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Off Topic, But Worth the Trip by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My pal Richard is known formanythings, but one of his defining characteristics is his love of all things chocolate. This can be witnessed in his kitchen in various ways -- fro ... Read on »
Eat Me, Agave Nectar -- Coconut Oatmeal Carob Pecan Squares by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating From March 2009 Recipes, Reviews and Other Photos I love the blog eat me, delicious. The recipes are fantastic, the photos are gorgeous, and the wr ... Read on »
Off-topic -- A Wonderful Diversion by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A book review of something other than a recipe book (without an Altered recipe from me) is pretty far afield for this blog, but I had to share this book with you. It is tru ... Read on »
A Plate Full of Happiness by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating From Feb 2009 Recipes and Product Reviews One of my favorite blogs (food or otherwise) is Culinary in the Desert, by Joe. He and his partner, Jeff ... Read on »
More Like a Quick Bread Than a Cake by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes When I brought this dense, moist carrot cake to my friends last week, I told them that it was a bread, n ... Read on »
A Long Overdue Product Review -- Gluten-Free, Raw Snakaroons from Laughing Giraffe Organics by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With one of my favorite product names ever, the wonderfully tasty, soft, and chewy Snakaroon from Laughing Giraffe Organics is a great snack. This raw cookie (actually HU ... Read on »
Better Graham Crackers by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Almost a year ago, I tried altering another graham cracker recipe that just didn't fly for my husband John (I, however, enjoyed them immensely). Since I've been colle ... Read on »
A Lovely, Cakey Banana Bread, And a New Product Review by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This rich banana bread recipe is much more like a cake than a quick bread. I greatly altered the original recipe I found in Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, but l ... Read on »
Welcome to Altered Plates! by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Thank you very much for visiting Altered Plates. The mission of this blog is to share with you my experiences altering recipes to meet my various dietary restrictions. I h ... Read on »
Carob Fudge by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Sometimes I really do miss chocolate. I have fond memories of walking along the boardwalk at the New Jersey shore, inhaling the flavors of the freshly made fudge. I c ... Read on »
Inspiration by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I recently finished reading My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme. I'm so glad that I read it now, as I'm in the process of writing my first cookbook (the ... Read on »
Making Over Martha's Brownies by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Oh Martha! How I wish I could make all the lovely cookies and yummy desserts in your Baking Handbook! Alas, I cannot. It's so hard to alter true butter cookies to sui ... Read on »
Moosey Hamantaschen by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I've written and tested hamantaschen recipes before, but had yet to achieve the buttery crispness found in the bakery cookies I ate in my youth. That is, until I trie ... Read on »
The Vegan Dulce de Leche Trials by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Because this is a test recipe and not yet "proven," I'm not going to publish the ingredients and amounts. However, I can tell you that it's very close. Not bad for ... Read on »
Experimental Dulce de Leche by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This is just a quick update to let you know that I've been noodling around with a new recipe for vegan, agave nectar-based dulce de leche. The first try was very close. I ... Read on »
Coconut Apricot Almond Biscotti by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The name is a bit of a misnomer since these cookies are much more apricotty and almondy than coconutty. And, feel free to change the name if you make this version your own ... Read on »
The Hamantaschen That Became Stars by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Here's a 15-minute short film on my experience re-doing hamantaschen from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion. The dough didn't turn out to be pliable to fold into the ... Read on »
Delightfully Hearty Handfuls by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training These muffins are super hearty and heart-healthy. Uber-fiber-icious. Ok, they're pretty darn tasty, too. Best of all, they fit in the palm of your hand, so they're go ... Read on »
Product Review: Fruit-sweetened Ginger and Orange Marmalade by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training In the recipe for Hamantaschen below, I made two different fillings using fruit-sweetened spreads. This was not one of them. Not because it isn't tasty, because it is ... Read on »
Apology by Deb S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training So sorry, friends. I've been struck down with a massive cold this week and just can't get it together to bake. Also, I'm not sure I'd want to serve anyone anything I'd mad ... Read on »