Cooking Classes

This past week Cathy and I hosted another one of our Start Simply Cooking Classes. It was an event to honor Lifegiving women!

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For this event we hosted a brunch. I LOVE brunch. I get hungry right around 10:30 in the morning so brunch is the perfect meal of choice for me.

Have you considered hosted a brunch for your friends?

Not only do people love brunch but it is generally a lot more affordable then hosting a dinner.

I have always loved Cinnamon Rolls with good coffee and fresh cream. I am confident it’s because growing up my amazing Mama made them for us every Saturday night for Sunday morning. Talk about love and memory lane!

We took this semi homemade recipe and made three different presentations of cinnamon rolls.

One being the original way I make them, another the way my Mama made them and then the last an idea I got off of Pinterest. (LOVE Pinterest almost as much as Cinnamon Rolls! You too?)

Pair this with Fresh fruit and Lemon Whip (soon to post) and a great egg bake and you have a wonderful brunch.

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls Three Ways

Ingredients: 

1 loaf Rhodes™ Bread Dough, thawed and risen
6 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or can raisins for chopped apple

Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

 Directions:

 Roll dough into a 10×12-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Add fruit. Starting on short side, roll dough up. Cut crosswise into 4 slices. Place slices in an 8-inch square sprayed baking pan. Cover rolls with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and ice while still warm. Icing: Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla.

 

 My presentation!

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My Mama’s presentation!

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And the easiest of all was a discovery on Pinterest!! (Visual directions below)

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I also loved this idea! Gifts for the women. Isn’t this simple but amazing? Lifegiving women.
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Find these and 80 other amazing recipes in our new Cookbook: Start Simply Cooking! Hospitality is not about perfection and impressing but rather comfort and care. It is a message we give others about their value.

Now available for only $15.00

A perfect gift for the Foodie in your life!

ORDER HERE :  http://tammymaltby.com/start-simply-cooking/

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We are having the best time in our Start Simply Cooking Classes. If you are in the Colorado Springs area we would sure love to see you Feb 26th Wednesday night at Cathy Gries home 6pm. What an amazing line up we have! You can sign up here in our ABOUT section. Start Simply Cooking

Here are two of my favorite recipes from our last class Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Almond & Dill and Pesto Rosemary Roasted Tomato. They were FANTASTIC and oh so easy.

I am working hard to bring more heath and nutrition into my diet without sacrificing glorious taste and presentation.  How about you?

I also pair it up with Pesto and Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes. Add Salmon Brown Sugar Salmon OR Pecan Chicken with Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce and you have a wonderful meal! 

 

 

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Pesto and Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes

 

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1. Cut large tomatoes in half

2. Cover each tomato with prepared pesto sauce. (About one tablespoon)

3. Add crumbled feta cheese on top of pesto.

4. Sprinkle with thinly sliced red onion.

5. Top with a fresh rosemary sprig.

Place tomato on heavy foil on top of hot grill or in a 400 degree oven.

Cook about 10 minutes…until the tomatoes are nearly tender. Carefully place on platter with other grilled vegetables.

Serves:

4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil

4 fennel bulbs, cut horizontally into 1/3-inch thick slices, fronds reserved

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan

Sliced almonds

Red pepper flakes

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Lightly oil the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange the fennel in the dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then with the Parmesan and almonds. Drizzle with the oil. Bake until the fennel is fork-tender and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Chop enough fennel fronds to equal 2 teaspoons, then sprinkle over the roasted fennel and serve.

Note: I always boil the cut up fennel in lemon water first (only about 5 min.) before roasting to soften the tough bulbs (cooks faster too), then add slivered almonds to them along with the parmesan, before roasting. Then I add 2 oz. Pernod (anise liquer) with about 10 minutes left, in order to perk up any lost licorice taste (anise is one of the best things you can ingest anyway!). With about 5 minutes remaining I then turn the oven on broil to get a delicious browned crunchy top (it also toasts the almonds a bit, which intensifies their taste too).

I have also been LOVING Limu and the the AMAZING effects of  Fucoidan!!

LIMU is powered by the super nutrient Fucoidan, which
has been a source of health and well being for thousands of years.  Fucoidan actually plays a major role in the apoptosis of certain cancer cells (Leukemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer to name a few). People with auto autoimmune, allergies, thyroid issues are finding great relief!

And get this…it is 100 percent natural, gluten free, no added sugar or artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners no flavor additives….ZERO… and only 7 calories per 2 oz.  I take on 2 oz in the morning and 2 oz at night.

So what is Limu moui? Brown seaweed full of  Fucoidan. I promise it does not taste like seaweed! 

I have to say I have never used a product like this before! I have more energy then I have had in years and no afternoon crash! I have struggled with sleeping issues like forever and now I am sleeping though the night.  Not only that but my hot flashes (dare I say) have nearly stopped. (I was having about 10 a day!) I truly can’t believe a little 4 oz drink can bring such health and healing. But my story is nothing compared to the ones you will read when you click my LIMU tab at the top of my page. Limu

Fucoidan is a proven super nutrient enriched in anti-inflammatory and anti-viral nutrients. Over 1,000 independent studies citing Fucoidan have been published by the likes of The Journal of Molecular Immunology and The British Journal of Pharmacology,and even more are listed by our Nation’s standard – The National Institute of Health on pubmed.gov Type in FUCOIDAN and the BRAIN and read it for yourself. Simply AMAZING. 

Ck out these Benefits

• Strengthened immune system
• Improved joint mobility
• More restful sleep
• Increased energy
• Softer, smoother skin
• Greater sense of health and wellness
• Allergy relief

My daughter eczema has greatly improved with her use of Limu. It is a natural inflammation reducer.

Limu also has an energy drink Blue Frog which is totally natural and GOOD for you. 2 oz of Fucoidan in each can.

This frog is my afternoon friend!

There is also Limu Lean which is a protein shake with 2 ozs of Limu in it. My husband has lost 12 pounds in three weeks!

He loves the Limu Chocolate mixed with almond milk. It is seriously delicious. 

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 Original Limu.  

I so encourage you to ck it out and give it a try. It is the best thing I have experienced as a supplement. I know you will be glad you did.

I have also launched another cooking class with my daughter Mackenzie Tamayo. Simply Start Clean Cooking We have our first class coming up March 11th! I love all she teaches me on healthy eating! One of the best part of having adult daughters, you really get to learn from THEM! Join us on facebook for lots of great recipes and healthy baking and cooking!

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What are you doing today to help your body stay strong and healthy? Start Simply but Simply Start my friend!

 

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Our new cookbook is soon on the way! 70 of our best recipes from our cooking class! Stay tuned!

 

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Chunky Artichoke and Jalapeno Garlic Bread


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If you know anything about me you know I claim to cheat proudly. Here is a fantastic easy recipe where half  the recipe is done before you start!

If you want
to make a meal out of this you could chop up some ready to go rotisserie chicken. Seriously divine.

Here I am cooking with my good friends Cathy Gries and Julie Gorman. Julie and I just shot about 30 cooking videos for a new APP that  FYI (For Your Inspiration) is launching.

Ck out her site it is fantastic! http://fyinspiration.org

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I am such a messy cook. They just reminded me! 

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One container of premade Artichoke Dip from Costco

One large glass jar of marinated Artichokes drained and chopped from Costco

2 cans chopped green chilies

2 celery stocks chopped

2 cups of your favorite shredded white cheese

Red pepper flakes

5 shakes of hot pepper sauce

2 loafs of garlic bread or regular French bread

Mix first set of ingredients together

Cut bread lengthwise

Spread on mixture on both sides of bread

Place in oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until bubbly and hot.

Serve with veggies.

Tip: This is also excellent with sundried tomatoes.

For More on Lifegiving Hopitality ck out my books: Lifegiving http://tammymaltby.com/lifegiving and The God Who Sees You: http://tammymaltby.com/the-god-who-sees-you/

LICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH. https://www.facebook.com/startsimplycooking/info Start Simply Cooking

 

Book: SOON to be released Best of Start Simply Recipes!!

Sign up for this blog to get notifications of when it will be released! Easy beautiful recipe you will love and be successful at.

Or email Cathy Gries at cjgries6@yahoo.com to pre-order your copy today friends!

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Hospitality!

It’s a warm word. An inviting word. A beautiful word.

More important, hospitality is a word that speaks to the heart of the our faith and calling.

8The bible shares that we are to “practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13)—to our brothers and sisters in Christ, to our friends and families, but especially to strangers and those in need (Leviticus 19:33, Hebrews 13:1-2). Showing love for others is not only an act of love and faith it is a loving response to the Lord’s example and to our very creation—the fact that God has made us for relationships and community! We are made and called to use the tools of our entire lives—including our homes, our hearts, and all our spiritual gifts (1 Peter 4:9-10)—to welcome and serve others and to offer them the hospitable gifts of comfort and care.

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I  believe that women especially hunger to live this way.

The yearning to share ourselves and our homes with others is part of our God-given nature and the call of the Holy Spirit on our lives.

It is beautiful other centered living.

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But several factors tend to hold women back in today’s culture.

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Many of us have never learned the skills of managing a household and welcoming others into it. We compare ourselves to others and worry that our homes and their cooking skills aren’t up to snuff. We’re so busy caring for our jobs and their families that we just can’t summon the time or energy to “entertain.” And the never-ending avalanche of cookbooks, how-to magazines, and “beautiful living” television shows often discourages while it inspires—whetting our desire to do better, but also convincing us that what we have to offer will never be good enough.

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What many of us need is a miracle—the miracle of a changed perspective. And that’s what I offer to women who are hungry to lead more beautiful lives and to share those lives with others . . . but who may feel inadequate, unprepared, or just too busy to do so. FREEDOM from perfection and the joy of reaching out.

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I am inviting you to rethink what it means to be hospitable:

• It’s not “entertaining” . . . but providing a comfortable setting for people to enjoy and learn from one another.
• Not showing off . . . but sharing life, embracing hospitality as a message you give other people about their value.
• Not kitchen theatrics . . . but kitchen-based ministry, using food as a catalyst for community.
• Not dinner parties and open houses . . . but mealtime communion and openhearted living.
• Not house beautiful . . . but rejoicing in the beauty of shared meals and fellowship in a welcoming setting.
• Not doing something unusual for “company,” but creating an everyday lifestyle that provides welcome to family, friends, strangers . . . and yourself.
• And it’s not just for those with gorgeous homes, professional cooking skills, support staff on call, or special spiritual gifts. It’s the way God intended all of us to live . . . and what God calls, He enables!

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I have always had a heart for this kind of miraculous hospitality. I have taught it in my popular workshops for the past fifteen years. And I have been living it for decades . . . as a college student just out on my own . . . as a young wife inviting another family to share a tiny apartment . . . as the stay-at-home mom with four small children hosting dinner parties for the movers and shakers . . . and as a single mom with four teens and a full-time career as an author and speaker. Lifegiving Hospitality is a warm, encouraging and practical message that the loving, serving reality of the hospitable life really is for them.
The best news of all is that we don’t have to wait for the change of perspective to begin changing our lives. The skills of hospitality are learned by doing—literally “practicing” it. And my desire is to provides the tools to do just that—including easy basics, time-saving tricks, and a small arsenal of foolproof, irresistible recipes But my primary teaching thrust is not “here’s how,” but “you can do it . . . beautifully, and have fun doing it!”

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My heart is to give encouragement for any woman interested in a hospitable lifestyle is to “start simply, but simply start,” then move step by step toward a life that is more beautiful, full, and welcoming.

Won’t you join me friend?

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For More on Lifegiving Hopitality ck out my books: Lifegiving http://tammymaltby.com/lifegiving and The God Who Sees You: http://tammymaltby.com/the-god-who-sees-you/

LICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH. https://www.facebook.com/startsimplycooking/info Start Simply Cooking

 

Book: SOON to be released Best of Start Simply Recipes!!

Sign up for this blog to get notifications of when it will be released! Easy beautiful recipe you will love and be successful at.

Or email Cathy Gries at cjgries6@yahoo.com to PREORDER NOW! 

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So Stinking Good.

 

I could go on and on about this side dish but I am guessing the words roasted and bacon got ya! Not only is it a beautiful presentation it is healthy and delicious.

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We made this for our Start Simply cooking class this past week and it was a huge hit.

I added the baby squash because I thought it was so darn cute. I also used turkey bacon because I am working on getting more healthy in 2014. 

How about you?

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I also invited my good friend Tom Davis to come and talk to us about the heath wonders of Limu.  LIMU is powered by the super nutrient Fucoidan, which
has been a source of health and well being for thousands of years.  Fucoidan actually plays a major role in the apoptosis of certain cancer cells (Leukemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer to name a few). People with auto autoimmune, allergies, thyroid issues are finding great relief!

And get this…it is 100 percent natural, gluten free, no added sugar or artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners no flavor additives….ZERO… and only 7 calories per 2 oz.  I take on 2 oz in the morning and 2 oz at night.

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So what is Limu moui? Brown seaweed full of  Fucoidan. I promise it does not taste like seaweed! Not so much.

I have to say I have never used a product like this before! I have more energy then I have had in years and no afternoon crash! I have struggled with sleeping issues like forever and now I am sleeping though the night.  Not only that but my hot flashes (dare I say) have nearly stopped. (I was having about 10 a day!) I truly can’t believe a little 4 oz drink can bring such health and healing. But my story is nothing compared to the ones you will read here.

http://tammy.limucoloradosprings.com/

Fucoidan is a proven super nutrient enriched in anti-inflammatory and anti-viral nutrients. Over 1,000 independent studies citing Fucoidan have been published by the likes of The Journal of Molecular Immunology and The British Journal of Pharmacology,and even more are listed by our Nation’s standard – The National Institute of Health on pubmed.gov Type in FUCOIDAN and the BRAIN and read it for yourself. Simply AMAZING. 

Ck out these Benefits

• Strengthened immune system
• Improved joint mobility
• More restful sleep
• Increased energy
• Softer, smoother skin
• Greater sense of health and wellness
• Allergy relief

 

Limu also have an energy drink Blue Frog which is totally natural and GOOD for you.  This frog is my afternoon friend!

There is also Limu Lean which is a protein shake with 2 ozs of Limu in it. Tom was telling us he lost 15 pounds in three weeks. My husband is now trying to lose those extra 10 pounds the Holidays bring and he is well on his way!

He loves the Limu Chocolate mixed with almond milk. It is seriously delicious. I stick with the Original cause I need the hard stuff!

 

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So all that is to say we went heavy on the veggies at our Start Simply Cooking Class!

But we always have fun! And of course that is why we want to eat and cook healthy. So we can laugh and remember that life can be so good.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Baby Squash, Bacon & Apples

Ingredients

* 4 slices turkey bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces  (I made three extra to garnish with)

*4 pints Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved (I also added baby squash)

*Coarse salt and ground pepper

*1 large apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices, each slice halved crosswise

*3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (if you can find FIG use it! DIVINE!)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 minutes. Add brussel sprouts in a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes. (I added my baby squash in with the brussel sprouts.)

Remove from oven, and toss in apple. Return to oven; roast until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender and apple has softened, 10 to 15 minutes.

Toss vegetables with vinegar, and serve immediately.

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For more information and ordering Limu and its amazing heath benefits visit me here: 

http://tammy.limucoloradosprings.com

Or shoot me an email at tammymaltby@gmail.com

Let’s get healthy together friend!

 Thank you to Rachel Bolenbaugh Aetherial Photography for all the great pics! Your such a doll.

 

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit Pomegranate and Avocado

January 14, 2014

Did I say DIVINE!? It is just that. This is one delicious super healthy over the top wonderful salad. We made this last month at our Start Stimply Cooking Classes and it was a huge hit. The key to this salad is to toss the dressing in the greens first then add the grapefruit, pomegranate […]

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“Homemade” Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

December 10, 2013

When I speak on hospitality I always joke with women that I put a Costco Lasagna in my own pan and called it “home baked”! This is another one of my delicious “Homemade”recipes. “Homemade ” Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls!   PERFECT for Christmas Morning. I make them Christmas Eve day and put them in the […]

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Cranberry Apple Salsa

December 3, 2013

This recipe is such a find. I made it in minutes in my food processor. It is a sweet-tangy cranberry salsa that gets its heat from a jalapeno pepper. I beef up the chopped cilantro (cause I love it) and add fresh green onions, lime juice, and sugar. Oranges are a great addition too. Cranberries […]

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Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apple and Roasted Cajun Cauliflower

October 24, 2013

We just had such a great time at our Fall Start Simply Cooking Class.  Forty women joined us for a very special night with a guest appearance from my darling 84 year old Mother!         I just love encouraging women to really enjoy the art and passion of good food and cooking. And I really […]

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Bacon Avocado Toasts with Creamy Gorgonzola

August 13, 2013

Hands down this was one of the Start Simply Cooking Classes favorites.  EVERYONE loved Bacon Avocado Toasts with Creamy Gorgonzola and Lime. Lots of  happy women. There is something just divine about this combination.  I have also made this with a smoky cheddar and it is wonderful. Pair this with a cup of tomato basil soup and you […]

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