Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Flax Egg Substitute Recipe

Need to do some baking without eggs?  This recipe works great as an egg substitute when the job of the egg is to bind.  The flax egg will not make your baked goods rise, but it will keep them from crumbling.  I have successfully used this recipe in muffin and granola bar recipes.  If you don’t have flax seed, you might try chia seed egg replacement.

Flax Eggs - Yum!

Ingredients for 1 Eggs:
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2-3 Tbsp water

Ingredients for 4 Eggs:
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
3/4 cup water

Ingredients for 8 Eggs:
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 1/2 cup water

1. In a small pan, simmer water and flax seeds until it starts to gel.  It takes about 5 minutes for 4 eggs.
2. Let cool.  Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Ground flaxseed oxidizes very quickly.  It is best to purchase whole flaxseeds and grind them yourself.  I use an old coffee grinder to grind mine.  If you grind extra, store in the freezer.

I have found the best place to buy flaxseeds is Amazon.  It is a great item on which to use your swagbucks !

You might also like Which is better: Flaxseed vs Chia Seed?

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Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe

About a year ago, someone gave us a frozen pork loin that was as long as my 4 year old is tall!   I have seriously never seen anything like it.  I said “Thank you!”  and put it in the deep freeze.  And there it sat.  For a year.  With spring in the air, I decided that monster in my basement would make some delicious grilled boneless pork chops.   I defrosted and sliced the meat and divided it into gallon size baggies with marinades.


We grilled some that night but the others we put back in the freezer for later.  Don’t worry, it came straight from the butcher so it can be refrozen.  I love grilling out but I often forget to marinade the meat.  Having the meat already in the marinade and in the freezer is a wonderful solution.  When I defrost the meat it marinates!


Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tamari sauce (Soy-free recipes here and here)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar, rapadura or Sucanat
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pork chops, about 1 1/4 inches thick each
1. Whisk together the ingredients and pour into a gallon size baggie.
2. Add the pork, seal the bag and mush it around.
3. Marinade for 20 minutes to overnight in the fridge.
4. Bring to room temperature.
5.  Grill on high heat for 3 minutes on each side.
6. Turn the grill down to medium and cook until the juices run clear.


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