May 7, 2008

homemade


I know this isn't a craft or food blog, per se, but I can't help but see the green-ness in a new recipe I tried.

See, here in this house we like bagel chips. We've tried ones from Trader Joe's and the ones from Stacey's brand. Yum! I think those are fine products, but it occurred to me that maybe there was a way to make them myself. If I prepared them I could be sure only simple ingredients were used. I searched online for a recipe and found one that uses very simple, natural ingredients. I've made them twice now and YUM! They are easy and taste great.

The success made me wonder about what other things I might be able to make from scratch. Surely it is greener to source some local ingredients and combine them yourself rather than buy a packed item created in a factory far, far away. I know a few friends who are talented and make many wonderful things from scratch, so I know it is possible. I just didn't know that I could do it myself! If you have other inspiring homemade things, please share.

In case you're wanting to try the bagel chip recipe, I found it here. The only changes I made were to use a mix of melted butter and olive oil, oregano instead of Italian seasoning, and baking just a wee bit longer (but your oven may vary). I also sliced the bagels on the short side for smaller circles (just like the ones from the store).

4 comments:

badhuman said...

Homemade pita chips are also very simple to make and taste great.

Anonymous said...

did you use the cheese? I am going to give them a try!

mom go green said...

yes, i did use the cheese. i only changed the items i mentioned and otherwise stuck to the recipe. hope it works for you, too! yum yum.

Our Green Nest said...

Bring on the food and craft posts! :)