Marty Martindale

About Marty Martindale

Foodsite Magazine and Marty aim to help the cooking-challenged avoid dependence on others due to lack of cooking knowhow. We concentrate on quick breakfasts, portable lunches and “good-4-u” night meals. With readily available web translation, the magazine explains separate foods, a little of their history, their nutrition, suggested “go-withs,” serving ideas and links to foodsites with recipes.

Soup’s On, Blender Soups
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Soup is so unique, in that two homemade ones never taste identical. Get ready for some really thick, yummy, hot or cold soups.

It’s also a time to think about some interesting “soup pools,” like  sour cream to  support tasty garnish floaters like popcorn, shaved chocolate, crushed chips, creamy cheeses — use your imagination! Remember, these soups don’t depend upon fat, flour or heavy cream to be thick.

Below are some suggestions:

Vegetables fresh or raw

  • Asparagus
    Bell Pepper
    Ginger root

Fancy it up with some sautéed aromatics: Continue reading

Loaves, Muffins and “Finger Pancakes,” – Out-of-the-Door Breakfasts
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In a morning rush, needing a worthwhile breakfast and on the go?

Keeping a loaf of fruit/nut bread around most of the time serves as a quick breakfast, great to carry for lunch or as an after-school snack. And, it’s plenty okay to serve friends. Keep in be mind no kid is neglected if found running out the door with a nice hunk homemade fruit/nut bread in his hand.

A great baking timesaver is putting all your dry ingredients in a good-sized bowl and arrange all other ingredients, including sugar, around your blender. Then, many hours later, whirl up your blender add it to the bowl of dry, mix well and place in a heated oven.

Don’t think you can successfully make any “loaf” item by taking one recipe and packing in what you have on hand. Simply pick a shape you want, then select some nuts, a dried fruit and maybe a texture. _Now. Take the time to SEARCH for this combination and shape you desire. i.e. “Walnut, Cherry, Bran Bread.” _

When we did this, we found: 

with several recipes. Feel free to choose interesting combinations. You’ll need a recipe, though, to be sure the liquid, eggs and leavening are in line with your “drop-ins.” Online recipes abound! Continue reading