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November 2016

Miso Green Beans

I like green beans but was trying to figure out another way to prepare them.  I only recently discovered the sweet tangy taste of miso.  So I decided to add the miso paste to some butter and cook the green beans.  They turned out delicious.  Here is the recipe.Miso Green Beans

 

Miso Green Beans
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2-3 people
Servings
2-3 people
Miso Green Beans
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Servings
2-3 people
Servings
2-3 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook the beans in the bag in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the butter and miso paste.
  3. Mix the butter and miso paste together and add to a pan to melt.
  4. Add the almonds and cook until tender about 3-4 minutes.
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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Miso Green Beans and Turmeric, Ginger, Pork MeatballsDon’t be intimidated by making gnocchi. It is really very easy. I made these over two days which made it really easy but you could certainly make it the same day. I adapted this recipe from several I saw on the internet and then made only enough for one. You could certainly double or triple the recipe and the gnocchi freezes well.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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2
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Servings
2
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Print Recipe
Servings
2
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Servings
2
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wrap the sweet potato in foil and bake about 30 minutes until very soft. Let it cool and then mash well.
  2. Add the flours, salt, garlic powder and baking powder. Mix well into the sweet potato. Place in the fridge and let it cool for about 30 minutes.
  3. Pour a 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder on the counter and roll the sweet potato mixture into a long tube. Cut in about 1 inch strips.
  4. Take a large pot and add water. Bring to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  5. Add the butter to a pan and brown. Add the gnocchi to the pan and brown to your liking.
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Copic Colored Flowers with Vellum

Today I am sharing my card inspired by Kathy @ The Daily Marker. She shared a post that I really liked and decided to give it a try. The card took quite a bit of time to color but I was so pleased with the outcome. I think I will try this again with a different color scheme and stamp set.

Here is the card I created:copic-colored-flowers-and-vellum

I created a slide show video for the first time so you will have to let me know what you think. It was much quicker to do than a regular video however you can’t see what I am doing. So I am going to walk you through the steps I took to create it in this post.

After you decided on the background you want to create get it stamped out and select your color scheme. I think it is really important to chose a color to outline the images as it really makes the card pop. I used antique white distress ink to fill in all of the white once I had the images colored.copic-colored-flowers-outlined

This next picture shows you all the pieces you will need to assemble the card. I cut out the flower that I am going to use on the top of the vellum.  It is at the top of the picture.  I wanted to create a matching background piece to layer the card.  This is what you are seeing in the middle image.  I just used my marker to make an edge wide enough to highlight the colored images.  I also stamped out the Joy sentiment and colored one of them in.  My plan was to glue these together and layer them on top of each other.  But I decided to take a different direction and stamped the smaller image “You are simply the best” on white card stock and then mounted it on a little larger piece of black card stock.

assembling-the-vellum-card

So to assemble I mounted the custom colored background onto a note card with my tape gun. I cut the vellum to a few inches smaller than the stamped and colored flower panel and just folded it over and taped it to the back. Then this was mounted onto the card with my tape gun. I affixed the cut out flower and sentiment with raised mounting tape.

I am going to make a bold statement here – I think this might be my favorite think I have created in a long time! It is so pretty and I can’t wait to send it to someone else to enjoy!

My slide show video is below. Let me know what you think. I hope you will go do something creative today. Perhaps join the #thedailymarker30day. This is a coloring challenge to encourage you to spend a little time coloring. You can find out more about it here.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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