Pecan pies are good, delicious even. However, the tastiness is partly due to the less than health ingredient corn syrup. I decided to try and replace the syrup with a healthier more flavourful ingredient – chestnut puree. It worked as expected – less sweet with a balanced pecan and chestnut flavour. Even Julia who does not like chestnuts enjoyed it.
I never liked eggplant due to its texture, it prevented me from enjoying the flavour. Babaganoush however is a very yummy and easy to make dip. It’s right there next to hummus and tzatziki. Consume with pita or any crusty bread.
I’ve made this apple pie at least ten times in the last few months. It is extremely simple and everyone greatly enjoys it. Aside from the premade crust and apples or pears I simply add some sugar, cinnamon and butter.
Since meeting Julia my daily routine of breakfast cereal and milk, or yogourt if I’m feeling fancy, has been replaced by bread with butter and jam as well as multiple yogourt types. I enjoy it equally and it ties me over until lunch better than cereal did but sometimes it just takes a little too long to pull everything out of the fridge and cupboard. Sometimes I want 10 second prep and 10 second clean up.