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I haven’t had much in the way of production since my last post, so yesterday I made “Lactation Cookies” to help with supply. These are the best cookies I have EVER baked – so moist and delicious! Here is my recipe:

Lactation Cookies – for boosting breastmilk supply.

MIX 2 tbsp flaxseed meal & 4 tbsp water, set aside 3-5 minutes.

CREAM 1 cup real butter & 1.5 cup Cane Sugar, adding 2 eggs one at a time.

STIR flaxseed mixture into the mix

ADD 1 tsp Vanilla.

BEAT until blended.

MIX 2 cups wheat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 4 heaping tbsp BREWER’S YEAST this is the magical ingredient. Do NOT substitute Brewer’s Yeast with typical baking yeast, it is not the same.)

MIX & ADD 2 sliced bananas, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup homemade applesauce, dark chocolate, 3 cups Oatmeal.

DROP onto cookie sheet

SPRINKLE with cinnamon

BAKE cookies 15 min @ 350 degrees.

ENJOY!

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Lactation Cookies

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My apologies to Julia Child, but I have had no great success with her directions concerning pushing the egg whites over the yolks immediately after slipping the egg into the simmering water. Especially this morning. Normally, i follow her directions until I begin to see a snafu, then I improvise. I was determined to stick to her instructions this morning. And my egg whites scattered throughout the water, causing the water to cloud and foam. So, on the second egg, I did what works best in Mi Cucina – I allowed the egg to sit a few beats, then I gently shove the egg white over. It doesn’t stick to the yolk, but this does keep the egg from sticking to the pan, I suppose. In any case, both eggs turned out delicious.

Chili, Eggs & Cheese
Normally I make this with scrambled eggs, but I decided to mix it up today since I’m on a roll with poached eggs.

Poached Eggs on buttered toast, covered with chili, sprinkled with Chipotle Gouda. A squeeze of lemon for taste, garnished with kale. Mmmmmmm-mmmmmm! Breakfast is served!

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A Texas Twist on Poached Eggs

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Since I learned yesterday how to poach an egg, I decided to go all the way today and learn to make my favorite Sunday brunch – Eggs Benedict. Consequently, today, I mastered Julia Child’s Sauce Hollandaise by hand – a creamy, buttery delight.

Crusty Sourdough bread, bedded down in Kale, topped with the poached eggs, sprinkled with freshly ground pepper, and finally, adorned with the pièce de résistance – heavenly Hollandaise. Bon appétit!

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Continuing to Master the Art of French Cooking, Take Two

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Poached eggs over kale, sprinkled with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and crumbled, locally made, Bleu cheese. DELISH!

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Continuing to Master the Art of French Cooking

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