Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
This gem of a recipe I found at http://jesser.org/?cat=115">Jesser.
It is not only satisfying but healthy. The only difference was I used ground turkey instead of ground beef but everything else I left the same. And it was so so very good. A keeper and repeater. Several times.
Mexican Sweet Potatoes
Monday, August 11, 2014
This was a great and light meal. I just served it on its own as it was hearty with the peanut sauce.
Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad
Vegan / GlutenFree
Author: Angela http://vegangela.com/2011/06/01/quinoa-salad-with-spicy-peanut-dressing/
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
½ medium cucumber, seeds removed and cut into julienne strips
1 medium orange carrot, cut into julienne strips
1 medium purple carrot cut into julienne strips (or ½ cup shredded purple cabbage and/or strips of red/yellow
bell pepper (capsicum))
¼ cup cilantro (fresh coriander) (or mint, or basil), chopped
3 tbs smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
3 tbs seasoned rice vinegar
2 tbs tamari (or light soy sauce)
½ tsp hot red pepper flakes
1 small clove garlic, minced
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender,
about 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, hot red pepper flakes, and garlic. Add
enough hot tap water (about 2 tablespoons) to thin the mixture to sauce consistency.
3. When quinoa is ready, transfer it to the bowl, along with the veggies and cilantro, and toss to combine.
4. Can be served immediate
Friday, August 08, 2014
Capri salad with olives is my go to meal for the summer and to accompany Italian meals. It is so easy to put together. I love home made pesto but for jarred pesto I love Classico. Though I just purchased some from Trader Joe's so I will see how that compares.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
I loved mashed turnips. I think they are so much more flavorful than potatoes. And the same goes for Cassava/Yuca but in fry form. Anyway I boiled then mashed some turnips and added butter and half an half. I had a flap steak marinating in olive oil, salt and pepper. It was delicious dinner.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
Indian food is one of my favorites. I love the variety in flavors and colors and levels of spice. But the pakoras were a bit flavorless I thought. Perhaps I am used to the more firey dishes? However dipped in different Indian tapas they are fine.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
I marinated everything separately in garlic and olive oil. I put in the potatoes first as they would take the longest. The meat and the mushrooms I began cooking fifteen minutes later. While the steak was grilling and done in ten minutes, I was sautéing the mushrooms for a few minutes and the potatoes were roasting in the oven. Dinner was done in forty minutes.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This is a simple yet tasty pasta dish I make often to remember a good friend from high school. I sauté some zucchini and garlic till cooked. And then add it to some veggie pasta and add pesto to it. Simple, fast, relatively healthy but delicious.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I made a salad for dinner of roasted red beets and goat cheese in a bed of mixed greens and although we did not need any more cheese in the salad I thought Trader Joe's mini Aranci was a nice alternative to toasted bread cubes. Arancini is an Italian appetiser of stuffed rice balls which are coated with breadcrumbs and fried. These happened to be stuffed with cheese. They were divine. DIVINE!
Friday, July 18, 2014
1 lb of Jambo shrimp defrosted
1lb of wanton or ramen noodles
1 whole baby bok Choy
2 cups of any mushroom you like
2 cans of chicken or vegetable broth
Cook everything but shrimp in the broth and simmer till done. Cook shrimp separately after washing and add to the soup.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
I loved the zucchini and eggplant medley which was lightly dressed in pesto and garlic. The Mahi Mahi was a bit bland so I added a touch of Sriracha sauce to it.