Saturday, August 30, 2014

Egg Vegetable Casserole

Made this again.

More or less did it the same way as last time, but we made a whole stinkin lot this time.  Doubled I think?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

Made this again.  We did it basically like last time, but doubled it all around and used a bit head of red cabbage.  Yum.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Let the tomatoes keep on coming!  We did the same gazpacho recipe, but this time we did use bread crumbs.  We didn't like the texture.  Maybe we used too many, maybe it was the breadcrumbs.  Dunno.  Better the first time.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014


What to do with loads of tomatoes?  Gazpacho of course.  1080 recipes, pg 168.  We did not do the goat cheese balls and use some handfulls of bread instead of bread crumbs.  Turned out quite well.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad

Bon Appetit, May 2013, pg 31.  Also on epicurious:

We did it substantially similar to last time I think.  We intended to use half of a large head of cabbage, but that one was bad so we did a whole small one we had.  Again, make more next time.  We had enough chicken, just needed more cabbage/etc.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pesto Pasta

Fairly standard pesto pasta.  Green beans, squash, bell peppers.  We had some pesto from Spinelli's so we supplemented with our standard pesto, except we didn't use any garlic in what we made.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Standard grill book fajitas, except we got some pre-marinated carne asada.  Bell peppers, onions, hatch chilies that we had pre-roasted.  Turned out pretty well.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pesto + Fresh Tomato Pizza

Two pizzas here - don't get confused by the title.  Did the same whole wheat dough.

Pizza 1: Pepperoni, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, mushroom, fresh tomatoes
Pizza 2: Pesto, fresh mozzarella, mushroom

They turned out pretty well.  Perhaps the tomatoes had too much liquid though.  And the pizza paddle totally rocks.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zucchini Frittata

Deborah, pg 575.  Used the basil variation.  Fairly good sized zucchini.  Only 6 eggs.  Pretty tasty.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

I think this is the one we made:

This turned out quite good.  Used 6 oz soba noodles, extra carrots instead of the Brussels sprouts.  Used a fairly decently-sized cabbage.  Maybe medium sized?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Turkey-Spinach not-Sliders

More or less followed the recipe again, except used chard instead of spinach.  Did a quick sauté of the chard this time instead of putting it in raw.  I think we used about 1.25 lb turkey, and made 5 burgers out of it.  Well, 6 burgers but 2 were kid-size.

And what's up with the corn not being good this year?  Too old and chewy.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fasty Tacos

You know, good old stand-by.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sambal Chicken Skewers

We did them as skewers this time, and used sambal oelek.  We didn't quite put in all the spicy goodness.  Cooked them on the grill this time, along with some grilled veg (zucchini, green beans).  The sauce was super-spicy, but it mellowed to a reasonable spiciness after cooking.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beet Risotto

Deborah, pg 553.  Yum.  Used chard this time as the beet greens were sad.  This is a pretty delicious thing right here.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Carne Asada Tacos

Wait, taco.... Saturday?  No way Jose!  Carniceria meat, guacamole.  Yum.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Zucchini Tomato Pizza

Pizza... Friday?!?  Is this the new normal???

Used the whole wheat dough from Animal Vegetable Miracle (pg 146), duplicated below:

2-3 tsp yeast  (recipe calls for 3, I used around 2.25)
1.5 c warm water
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
2.5 c white flour
2 c whole wheat flour

Dissolve yeast into warm water and add oil and salt to that mixture.  Mix the flours together and then knead them into liquid ingredients.  Let rise 30-40 minutes.

The crust turned out really well.  It was nice and light.  I wasn't sure how much to knead, but after mixing together I kneaded for a couple minutes, then let rise.

This made two pizzas.  Grill-pan cooked some zucchini.  Sliced some cherry tomatoes into halves or so.  Fried a bit of minced garlic in oil.  Assembled.  Got some pre-made sauce from whole foods that was pretty good.  Used a bit of mozzarella on one, and some goat cheese on the other.

Pretty tasty.  And not real hard.  And I need a pizza paddle.

Pizza was sort of based on the pizza book, recipes 2 (pg 16) and 17 (pg 40).