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Oct 23, 2016

The Easiest Coconut Cake You’ll Ever Make

easy_one_bowl_coconut_cakeYou won’t find a coconut cake anywhere that’s this easy to make. One bowl. Simple ingredients. Quick and easy recipe. It’s a variation of my easy one bowl yellow cake with just a couple of changes and one of them is of course, lots of coconut. This is an easy cake you can make quickly and have a delicious homemade dessert ready any time.

I try to always use ingredients that most people either have on hand or can easily find. And I always try to bake without butter and I have done it again with this cake. Even the cream cheese frosting is made without butter and I promise you will not miss it. What you will miss is the rest of the cake because it will disappear very quickly! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 13, 2016

Cancer Fighting Soup

cancer_fighting_soupEvery single ingredient in this healthy cancer-fighting soup is there for a reason. These are the vegetables that researchers believe contain powerful anti cancer compounds. So I put them all into one delicious, nutritious, easy to make soup. And when you make it with homemade chicken stock, you increase the health-promoting properties even more. Here’s what’s in it and why:

Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower – These are cruciferous vegetables, the most widely recommended food group to eat to protect against cancer.

Carrots – Orange colored vegetables are believed to help against many types of cancer.

Kale – Dark greens like kale and spinach are key to cancer and disease protection. If you use spinach, stir it in just at the end when the soup is done.

Tomato – Red tomatoes are a must for anyone concerned about prostate cancer. They are a good source of lycopene, especially prepared and canned tomatoes (even ketchup and tomato sauce or paste) but they need a little fat to be absorbed, so that’s why you must include the olive oil. I use canned tomatoes because canned are a better source of lycopene than fresh.

Garlic & Onion – They both have strong anti-inflammatory properties and it’s believed they can help slow down the growth of cancer cells.

So if you are looking to protect your health in the future or trying to prevent a recurrence of cancer, research tells us that eating these vegetables can help.  Or if you just want to be as healthy as possible, you will love this quick and easy homemade vegetable soup. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 8, 2016

It’s National Pierogi Day!

Polish Pierogi

Click here for my recipe. – Jenny Jones

Smacznego!

Oct 5, 2016

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

peanut_butter_chocolate_chip_cookiesThis may be the easiest cookie recipe ever. No mixer, no flour, no butter, and only five ingredients. Well… make that six. It’s my peanut butter cookie recipe but this time I added chocolate chips. Wow! They were so good I made them twice this week. It’s a winning combination: peanut butter and chocolate, and even healthier by using dark chocolate chips so I just had to share my “new” recipe.

This recipe is so flexible that next time I might add some extra chopped peanuts too. This simple recipe is so easy, even if you don’t bake, you can make these cookies. – plain or with chocolate chips.  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 1, 2016

Your Photos – October

When anyone takes the time to take a picture and send it to me, it always makes my day. Thank you to all my fellow cooks and feel free to include where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

KARIN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny! Here is my version of your “No Knead Bread.” We all love it! Thank you for sharing!”

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LYNDA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“I just made the bread!  And I am soooo excited!  (While it was baking I made a pot of soup). Thank you Jenny! Here is my first bread: before and after.”

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RITA MADE MY SIMPLE WHITE BREAD WITH EGG
“Made it today. And it’s delicious!!!!!!”

image1JOCELYN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Baking bread is my new found love.  WHO “kneads” men when you have fresh warm bread!  I love watching your Your YouTube cooking show. You are, by far, my favorite.  You are fun to watch but more importantly, your recipes are easy to follow and always come out superbly. Your cabbage rolls are next.  Again, the steps and method looks great.  I will chill them and then sauté them the next day and serve with sour cream!”

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EILEEN MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
“These are so amazing! Quick, fluffy and delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipes. Best wishes from Eileen Rose in Canada.”

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BRISY MADE MY MARBLE LOAF & CINNAMON-RAISIN BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I’ve been going through your recipes and all of them have turned out great.  I keep forgetting to send pictures so I made it a point to take pictures of these two beauties. Thanks for sharing your recipes and technique with all of us. (Beautiful swirls)”

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“I love this bread!”

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DIANE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny!  I am from Vancouver, BC and just made this loaf of no knead bread.  It turned out really well although I will try your tip to preheat to 450 and reduce to 425 to bake.  i bought the cast iron pan in the photos just to make this loaf but the bottom IS a tad tough!  Not inedible by any means though – we just tore into it! Big fan!”

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MARIECAR MADE MY DINNER ROLLS
“Hi Jenny! I am from Canada. When i started making your white dinner rolls, i never went searching for other recipes again. It is so moist, chewy and delicious. I love the fact that it is a quick and easy recipe. Thank you for sharing your recipe!!!”

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NIKTA MADE MY BLACK FOREST BROWNIES
“Just made these, just incredible! So easy, so moist and delicious! The only thing I changed is I used parchment paper (made diagonal cuts in the corners so it fits in the square pan!)”

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SUREKA MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I am Sureka from Canada. I made your whole wheat bread twice. It was so good. This is my grand-daughter’s favourite bread. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes.  I want to try your other recipes too.”

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ROSE MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS
“Hi there Jenny. I am from Barrie, Canada. I make your recipe today, hoping to freeze them for Our Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.I used a light coloured air sheet with parchment paper and baked them on the middle rack at 450, as my oven thermometer said, for 28 minutes. They tasted good but not quite done and didn’t brown like your photo. I can’t figure out why. I have been baking for 39 years. I definitely want to get these right as I feel this recipe is going to be a keeper. Any suggestions? Thanks and hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.”

*Two things  come to mind. One, your oven may not have been hot enough but if you used a free-standing oven thermometer, the kind that rests on the rack, then that may not be the problem. It takes my oven about 1/2 hour to reach 450 so that’s why I suggest 35 minutes to preheat. I think it’s more likely the air sheet. I tried one only once for some cookies and never used it again. They are made to prevent burning but they also prevent browning. If you have a standard silver colored baking sheet I suggest you try that and please let me know your results. – jenny

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ROSE MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS…AGAIN
“Yah! I bought a large light coloured pan and tried these crusty rolls again. Voila! I doubled the recipe so I have enough. They turned out beautiful and just in time for our Family Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. Thank you Jenny! Love what you do and why you do it. A woman after my own heart.”

*I’m glad to know they turned out… and Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! – jenny

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MARIECAR MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
“I made four loaves today and everybody loves it, even my husband you hate whole wheat couldn’t resist. It is foolproof, It is so moist and delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe. More power!”

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MY SIMPLE CREATION MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
“The family loves anything that’s got to do with cinnamon. Here’s the Cinnamon-Raisin Tunnel Bread.

Sep 30, 2016

Easy Zucchini Chocolate Cake

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Not eating enough vegetables? Here’s one way to eat a little more. Besides adding a bit of nutrition to this easy cake, zucchini also makes it beautifully moist. This yummy cake is made without butter, only using vegetable oil or extra light olive oil instead. Most cakes tend to get overdone around the edges so I recommend using a cake strip. Click here to learn more.

Have some fun and serve this “chocolate cake” to your family and ask them to guess what’s in it. Nobody would guess zucchini. I’m always finding new ways to bake without butter so the only butter here is a little in the frosting if you choose to use it. As for this delicious cake, you can just call it what it is –  a delicious, moist, and a little bit healthier chocolate cake. Click here for the recipe.  – Jenny Jones

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Sep 29, 2016

Snapshots from Dinner

roasted_vegetables_beforeRoasting vegetables is just about the easiest way to cook them. I love this dish so much, probably because roasting brings out the sugar in vegetables so they are sweeter, and in many cases, have more nutrients than they do raw.  Today I used red potatoes, sweet potatoes, red & yellow peppers, green beans, Brussels sprouts, red onions, and carrots. I added some olive oil, salt & pepper and roasted them at 400 along with my pork tenderloin. Here they are after roasting…

roasted_vegetables_afterThis may look like a lot but between the two of us there was not one piece of vegetable left on this tray. We usually save some of the sweet potato slices for dessert because they are so sweet after roasting. With all these beautiful colors, the antioxidants here are enormous. I have two recipes you might like. One is just the roasted vegetables as a side dish. The other is what I made tonight, my fabulous pork loin dinner. (there’s no pork left either!)

pork_loin_dinnerPork is one of the leanest meats you can find, and so delicious! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 21, 2016

Soup That Heals

wound_healing_soup_vegetablesIf you know anyone recovering from an injury or surgery, make them soup using these vegetables: carrot, potato, sweet potato, red pepper, broccoli, spinach and add some lima beans. By researching, I learned that there are certain nutrients that can help heal the body from an injury, a wound, or surgery. The most essential are vitamins A, C, and E along with zinc, calcium, potassium, and protein. So I created this recipe using ingredients highest in these nutrients for a powerful healing soup. It’s also a delicious vegetable soup and any vegetable soup will have health benefits, but using these specific ingredients provide the best concentrate of what is needed by the body to heal.

I make this soup using my own homemade chicken broth. Chicken broth has its own health benefits and it’s the best liquid to use. Vegetable broth is also a good choice but even if you use plain water, all the wound healing benefits will still be there. If someone is not able to eat due to a closed jaw or dental surgery, this soup can be pureed to drink, or pureed and thinned to drink with a straw.

One more food with excellent healing enzymes is fresh pineapple (not canned – only fresh has enzymes). So the most beneficial meal to help recover would be a big bowl of wound healing soup with some fresh pineapple for dessert.

By the way, even if you’re not trying to heal, this is an incredibly healthy vegetable soup full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. If you want to use my chicken soup as a base, click here for the recipe. You can make the stock the day before and after it’s refrigerated, remove the fat from the top and proceed with this vegetable soup. Once you have the stock, my wound healing vegetable soup takes just 30 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 11, 2016

I Made Apple Muffins

whole_wheat_apple_muffins_-1200They are 100% whole wheat and low in sugar with as many diced apples as I could squeeze in. The top is the best part because I sprinkle it with a little cinnamon & sugar before baking. I used a mix of Granny Smith and gala apples and I was out of buttermilk so I used a mixture of milk and plain yogurt (about 1/2 & 1/2) and it worked great.

There’s no butter in these lightly sweet, delicious muffins, but they don’t need it. Anything baked with apples is always going to be good. It’s apples!  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Sep 5, 2016

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

WW Blueberry Muffins1200_8312Blueberries were on sale yesterday so I made muffins. These are part whole wheat, part white, and I followed my lemon-blueberry muffin recipe but without the lemon. (I forgot to buy a lemon!) So no lemon peel and no lemon glaze and instead of the glaze I just sprinkled the tops with a little sugar for a nice, sweet, crispy top. Oh, and I was out of buttermilk so I mixed up some milk and yogurt, about 1/2 and 1/2 and it worked great. Imagine if I had some lemon yogurt!

We had these delicious whole wheat blueberry muffins as part of our breakfast and I’m planning another one for dessert after my beef stew. Blueberries are called “brain food” for all the antioxidant benefits they provide to help protect against Alzheimer’s and other diseases. So while they’re still affordable, I recommend eating blueberries any way you can… like my blueberry pancakes, coffee cake, or my fancy lemon-blueberry  bundt cake. To make these easy whole wheat muffins or the lemon-blueberry muffins, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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