Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gado Gado

New Moosewood, pg 180.  Really quite delicious.  Yellow rice covering a bed of spinach topped with a random assortment of fresh and steamed veggies, tofu, hardboiled egg, tasty peanut sauce and some crispy garlic gingery bits.

Really quite easy to make.  Took about an hour, but the last 10 or so was waiting for hard-boiled eggs which were a game-time decision.  Next time, shred the cabbage very finely. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Da Brats

Brats boiled in beer and then grilled, plus sweet potato rounds, asparagus and a salad.  Very similar to last night's meal.  Plus a lovely strawberry rhubarb blueberry crisp.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Salmon Burgers

Grilled Whole Foods spinach and feta salmon burgers, grilled sweet potatoes, asparagus, salad.  Not to shabby of a dinner.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Carne Asada Tacos

Ah tacos.  Ah lazy man's tacos.  Sort of lazy man's tacos.  Fresh tortillas plus some of the Marczyk carne asada.  Plus a bit of guacamole.  Not to shabby really.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Feta

Epicurious, but originally Bon Appetit December 2011.  Super easy.  And delicious.  We used fire-roasted tomatoes.  The eggs seemed too jiggly when we took it out but it was almost overcooked.  A sprinkling of smoked paprika goes well with it.  And pita.


Quinoa Stir-Fry with Vegetables and Chicken

Epicurious, although originally from SELF, Feb 2010.  Pretty delicious really.  Sliced the chicken thin and sauteed that first, removing to drain on a plate, before starting with the rest of the stir-fry.  Peanut oil.  Sriracha.  We doubled the recipe completely.

Vegetarian Feijoada

Moosewood lowfat, pg 158.  Pretty delicious as usual.  Managed to burn the first batch of black beans while I was in with Julia.  Pressure-cooked the next batch.  Not bad, but not as good as they could have been.  Used 3 habaneros for the sauce.  mmm mmm spicy!

Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Poblano Tacos

Mmmm mmm, the good old standby.  Sweet Potato, chorizo, poblano, beans, mmm.  From Bon appetit originally.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pumpkin Polenta with Spinach and White Beans

Rachel Ray, recipe #211.  This was quite delicious actually.  We used more garlic of course, as well as two cans of beans.  The polenta was not quick-cooking, so that took some time.  We also added some white wine into the greens and beans when they were heating up.

Poached Wild Salmon with Peas and Morels

So we didn't actually make this, but it was made at our house.  But regardless, it was delicious.  We used a combo of shiitake and morel mushrooms.  Delicious.  Bon Appetit, may 2012, pg 58.