so i continue my goal to try a more plant-based diet and i make another dish that looked interesting on T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies website. it was perfect because i bought a package of garbanzo bean / chick pea flour a while ago but didn’t get around to making anything with it yet! Continue reading “recipe: chick pea cauliflower quiche”
sometimes it helps to have some kind criteria to decide what to make for dinner. so if we have guests, i try to think what that person would like to eat. on deck tonight is mushroom and shrimp. Continue reading “recipe: grilled shrimp stuffed mushrooms”
for a refreshing summer meal, this salad is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. the original recipe had a spicy vinaigrette with red pepper, anchovies and capers so I simplified it for the little one but it is just as delicious! it is even better after the vegetables have been refrigerated. this recipe is one i’ll definitely make again and again.
- 1 pressure cooker
i happen to have a bag of red lentils but had not decided what to make with it . then i opened my first pressure cooker and found this recipe in the cookbook that came with the cooker. it was the perfect way to break in my new machine.
i modified the recipe so my little one could have some (i.e. the chili powder, crushed pepper and smoked paprika) and I skipped the dates because I didn’t think the recipe needed the added sweetness. the result is still a hearty, delicious chili that we all enjoyed together. Continue reading “recipe: red lentil chili”
i don’t usually partake in TBT but since it’s PBJ day (April 2nd), i changed it to TB…P(regnancy) since there was a whole lot of PBJ consumption! Ingredients 2 slices of 100% whole wheat toast *see note 1 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter *see note 2 1 tablespoon jam *see note 3 1/2 – 1 organic banana, long thick slices Preparation lightly toast your multigrain bread spread peanut butter on one slice of toast. spread jam on the side of the second slice of toast. notes my favorites: bread: Trader Joe’s 100% Whole Grain Multigrain Fiber (6 grams) Bread peanut butter: Trader Joe’s Unsalted Crunchy … Continue reading PBJ day combo: TJ unsalted crunch peanut butter with mix of 2 Sarabeth’s preserves
i picked up some black beans recently and went online to find a fun dish and this was it! packed with protein, vegetables and omegas. yum!
since i was also making an avocado crab salsa, i thought the flavors would work really well together so i mixed ’em up. YUMMY!
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 2qt baking dish
- baking dish cover – or – aluminum foil
when i was prepping a little cooking project for k’s country study, i did some research about the history of fried rice. eggs are a big part of the recipe. the measure of “wealth” could be determined in the amount of eggs in the fried rice dish as the color yellow is symbolic of gold. k is allergic to eggs so i did not add it in her class project but i thought it would be fun to try the recipe with eggs as well!
there are also variety on how egg is included in the rice. one way is by cooking the egg first and then adding it to the rice along with all of the other fried rice ingredients. but recently i watched a Taiwanese drama and one scene has a chef making fried rice by pouring the beaten egg into the rice after all the other ingredients were already mixed together. therefore you cook the egg with the fried rice – not before.
cooking the egg into the rice mixture gives it an extra egg flavor.
cooking tools Continue reading “recipe: yang zhou fried rice”
after trying the roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple dish, i found this roasted squash and beets recipe and knew it would be a good side dish as well. the apple cider vinegar and cinnamon gave it a nice aroma. while the original recipe included maple syrup but i didn’t think it was necessary so i just skipped it.
- large mixing bowl
- baking pan
- parchment paper
- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 medium beets
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
after i mistakenly made baked lemon salmon last week instead of foil-baked, i finally tried the correct recipe. i love foil-baked recipes because the “steaming” method keeps the food inside juicier and the flavors of the various ingredients, here the salmon, asparagus … Continue reading recipe: foil baked lemon salmon with asparagus and mushroom
i am a big fan of stuffed peppers so when i saw this recipe it was a no brainer – i had to try it and it was awesome! cooking tools small saucepan large saucepan loaf pan for 3 peppers or … Continue reading recipe: quinoa stuffed peppers
after trying the roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple dish, i was open to trying another roast vegetable dish. the original recipe had pancetta but since i wanted to keep it vegetarian, i substituted it with a flavorful vegetable: parsnip. yum!
- 1 small (around 1 pound) butternut squash
- 1 organic baby kale
- 2 parsnips
- ¼ cup water
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
so i started out planning to try this foil baked salmon recipe but then i got distracted and had to rush to make dinner so i ended up making a baked salmon with similar ingredients. i’ll try out the foil baked recipe … Continue reading recipe: baked lemon salmon with asparagus and mushroom