Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Large bag frozen meatballs
1 bottle chili sauce
1 bottle of water
1.5 c fresh cranberries
16oz sauerkraut - but add more!
1 c. brown sugar - did we use this much??
Cook it all day in the crock pot.
Served it with roasted potatoes.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
We basically followed the recipe below. Used the big FYIPA-sized mason jar. It didn't really work to keep something on the cabbage to keep it submerged though. We did add caraway seeds, and cut it off after about 3 days.
1 medium head green cabbage (about 3 pounds)
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional, for flavor)
2-quart wide-mouth canning jar (or two-quart mason jars)
Canning funnel (optional)
Smaller jelly jar that fits inside the larger mason jar
Clean stones, marbles, or other weights for weighing the jelly jar
Cloth for covering the jar
Rubber band or twine for securing the cloth
Clean everything: When fermenting anything, it's best to give the good, beneficial bacteria every chance of succeeding by starting off with as clean an environment as possible. Make sure your mason jar and jelly jar are washed and rinsed of all soap residue. You'll be using your hands to massage the salt into the cabbage, so give those a good wash, too.
Slice the cabbage: Discard the wilted, limp outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage into quarters and trim out the core. Slice each quarter down its length, making 8 wedges. Slice each wedge crosswise into very thin ribbons.
Combine the cabbage and salt: Transfer the cabbage to a big mixing bowl and sprinkle the salt over top. Begin working the salt into the cabbage by massaging and squeezing the cabbage with your hands. At first it might not seem like enough salt, but gradually the cabbage will become watery and limp — more like coleslaw than raw cabbage. This will take 5 to 10 minutes. If you'd like to flavor your sauerkraut with caraway seeds, mix them in now.
Pack the cabbage into the jar: Grab handfuls of the cabbage and pack them into the canning jar. If you have a canning funnel, this will make the job easier. Every so often, tamp down the cabbage in the jar with your fist. Pour any liquid released by the cabbage while you were massaging it into the jar. Optional: Place one of the larger outer leaves of the cabbage over the surface of the sliced cabbage. This will help keep the cabbage submerged in its liquid.
Weigh the cabbage down: Once all the cabbage is packed into the mason jar, slip the smaller jelly jar into the mouth of the jar and weigh it down with clean stones or marbles. This will help keep the cabbage weighed down, and eventually, submerged beneath its liquid.
Cover the jar: Cover the mouth of the mason jar with a cloth and secure it with a rubber band or twine. This allows air to flow in and out of the jar, but prevents dust or insects from getting into the jar.
Press the cabbage every few hours: Over the next 24 hours, press down on the cabbage every so often with the jelly jar. As the cabbage releases its liquid, it will become more limp and compact and the liquid will rise over the top of the cabbage.
Add extra liquid, if needed: If after 24 hours, the liquid has not risen above the cabbage, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water and add enough to submerge the cabbage.
Ferment the cabbage for 3 to 10 days: As it's fermenting, keep the sauerkraut away from direct sunlight and at a cool room temperature — ideally 65°F to 75°F. Check it daily and press it down if the cabbage is floating above the liquid.
Because this is a small batch of sauerkraut, it will ferment more quickly than larger batches. Start tasting it after 3 days — when the sauerkraut tastes good to you, remove the weight, screw on the cap, and refrigerate. You can also allow the sauerkraut to continue fermenting for 10 days or even longer. There's no hard-and-fast rule for when the sauerkraut is "done" — go by how it tastes.
While it's fermenting, you may see bubbles coming through the cabbage, foam on the top, or white scum. These are all signs of a healthy, happy fermentation process. The scum can be skimmed off the top either during fermentation or before refrigerating. If you see any mold, skim it off immediately and make sure your cabbage is fully submerged; don't eat moldy parts close to the surface, but the rest of the sauerkraut is fine.
Store sauerkraut for several months: This sauerkraut is a fermented product so it will keep for at least two months and often longer if kept refrigerated. As long as it still tastes and smells good to eat, it will be. If you like, you can transfer the sauerkraut to a smaller container for longer storage.
Sauerkraut with other cabbages: Red cabbage, napa cabbage, and other cabbages all make great sauerkraut. Make individual batches or mix them up for a multi-colored sauerkraut!
Canning sauerkraut: You can process sauerkraut for longer storage outside of refrigeration, but the canning process will kill the good bacterias produced by the fermentation process. See this tutorial from the National Center for Home Food Preservation for canning instructions.
Larger or smaller batches: To make larger or smaller batches of sauerkraut, keep same ratio of cabbage to salt and adjust the size of the container. Smaller batches will ferment more quickly and larger batches will take longer.
Hot and cold temperatures: Do everything you can to store sauerkraut at a cool room temperature. At high temperatures, the sauerkraut can sometimes become unappetizingly mushy or go bad. Low temperatures (above freezing) are fine, but fermentation will proceed more slowly.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Turned out pretty good. Kids didn't like it that much, but was good otherwise. We did quite a few (smaller) acorn squash.
2 medium acorn squash, halved down the middle, seeds removed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 large leek, white and light green parts only, halved and sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups tightly packed torn kale
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan
2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
Heat oven to 375°.
Cut a thin slice off round side of each squash half to create a stable base. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; coat with cooking spray. Place squash flesh side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; bake until golden and tender, 30 minutes. Remove from oven; flip squash and set aside.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon oil.
Add sausage; cook, breaking into coarse pieces, until brown, 6 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
To same skillet, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and leek; cook until leek is soft, 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, 30 seconds. Add kale and toss; add broth. Cover and cook until kale is tender, 5 minutes; stir in sausage.
Divide kale-sausage filling among squash.
In a bowl, combine walnuts, Parmesan and panko; sprinkle evenly over squash bowls and coat with cooking spray.
Broil until panko is golden, 2 minutes.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Roasted some butternut squash (separately), plus beets, turnips, rutabaga, and kohlrabi. Oil, salt, pepper and a bit of sage. Took 40 or so for the beets at 400. Caramelized an onion. Steamed some kale.
Mix it all together with some pasta water and butter. Not too shabby.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound white fish (cod, rockfish, tilapia), cut into 1 inch chunks
2-3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 lime, halved
Mix the flour and seasonings on a plate. Dip the fish chunks into the flour to coat on all sides. Transfer to a clean plate.
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the fish and cook until the fish is a golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Flip and cook until it is golden brown on the other side and the center is white, flaky, and cooked all the way through, 7 to 8 minutes total (depending on the thickness). Add more butter to the pan if necessary to keep it from drying out. Squeeze the lime on top.
Serve the fish with warm tortillas and freshly made pico de gallo.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Turkey got just a little bit overcooked. Took about 3 hours cooking total.
We also made the brussels sprouts sweet potato thing.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Served these with some fried tilapia. The veg only took a half hour or so.
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1 large sweet potato (1 pound)
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
fresh thyme, to garnish
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Trim your Brussels by cutting off the little brown end. If there are any yellow leaves, pull them off. Cut any large ones in half. Add to a large bowl.
Peel your sweet potato and chop into 1-2 inch pieces. Add to the large bowl.
Smash 2 cloves of garlic and add it to the bowl.
Pour 1/3 cup olive oil over the vegetables. Add cumin, garlic salt, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir to coat.
(Line a large sheet pan with foil if you want super easy cleanup)
Drizzle a little olive oil onto the sheet pan and rub it all over the pan (or foil) with your hand. Or you could spray it really well with nonstick spray.
Pour the veggies onto the pan. Roast at 400 for about 40-45 minutes. The veggies are done when they are brown and a fork slides into them easily.
Place the veggies in a serving bowl and toss with 1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar to taste. Garnish with fresh thyme if you want. Eat hot!
The garlic is there to add flavor, not necessarily to be eaten, although I do think it's quite tasty.
If you want to reheat these, take them out of the oven and let cool. (Skip adding the red wine vinegar.) Store in a tupperware in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you are ready to eat, spread the veggies on a greased pan and roast at 400 for about 5-10 minutes until you can hear them sizzling and they are hot. Remove from the oven, add a little red wine vinegar, and serve!
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
What do you do with 40 pounds of tomatoes? Make sauce and give the rest away! The standard delicious sauce. With some sausage mushroom goodness over spaghetti squash and linguini.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Made the squash kale thing. Baked some tilapia to go with it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Doubled the meatballs. Made a fresh tomato sauce out of the book too - it was delicious, but not saucy enough.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Made this again. With green beans and a bit of cabbage. Served it with some tilapia fillets.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Whole 39, pg 234. We didn't do the silly cucumber cup business. Whole pepper, mushrooms, Anaheim pepper, turkey. Used a while lot of ginger for the sauce, and cooked it all together for a few minutes at the end. Turned out pretty well.
Deborah Madison, pg 424. The fritters were pretty good, but would have been better with Bread crumbs as the recipe called for and not flax meal. Zucchini, scallions. Herbs.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
- A 3 1/2ounce package achiote paste
- 3 canned chipotle chile en adobo, plus 4 tablespoons of the canning sauce
- 1/4cup vegetable or olive oil, plus a little more for the onion and pineapple
- 1 1/2 pounds thin-sliced pork shoulder (1/4-inch-thick slices are ideal—the kind Mexican butchers sell for making tacos al pastor)
- 1medium red onion, sliced 1/4- inch thick
- 1/4of a medium pineapple, sliced 1/4-inch-thick rounds
- 20 warm corn tortillas
- About 1 1/2cups raw tomatillo salsa
In a blender, combine the achiote paste, chiles, canning sauce, oil and 3/4 cup water. Blend until smooth. Use 1/3 of the marinade to smear over both sides of each piece of meat (refrigerate the rest of the marinade to use on other meat or fish). Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Light a charcoal fire and let the coals burn until covered with gray ash but still very hot; bank the coals to one side and set the grill grate in place. Or, heat one side of a gas grill to high. Brush both sides of the onions slices with oil and sprinkle with salt. Lay in a single layer on the hot side of the grill. When richly browned, usually just about a minute, flip and brown the other side; move to the cool side of the grill to finish softening to grilled-onion sweetness. Oil and grill the pineapple in the same way. Finally, in batches, grill the meat: it’ll take about a minute per side as well. As the meat is done, transfer it to a cutting board and chop it up (between 1/4- and 1/2-inch pieces). Scoop into a skillet and set over the grill to keep the meat warm. Chop the onion and pineapple into small pieces as well, add them to the skillet and toss everything together. Taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Serve with the tortillas and salsa for your guests to make soft tacos.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
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Friday, July 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
We put two cans of chickpeas in it. And probably used a whole lot of broccoli. Pretty tasty really. We roasted the broccoli. It could have used more sun-dried tomatoes too.
1 bunch of broccoli, florets removed and sliced thin
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
⅓ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes*
⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese or thinly sliced Kalamata
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
1½ teaspoons honey or maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 medium avocados, or about ¾ cup of your favorite hummus
Salt, to taste
4 whole grain pita breads, or 4 large, thick slices of
hearty whole grain bread
To prepare the broccoli chickpea salad: In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients as listed. Toss to combine.
To prepare the lemon dressing: In a small liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine the ingredients as listed. Whisk the ingredients together until emulsified. Taste, and add additional salt if necessary. The dressing should be a little tart, but if it’s too tart, add a little more sweetener to balance the flavors. If it’s not tart enough for your liking, add a little more lemon juice.
Pour the dressing over the broccoli chickpea salad and toss to combine. Set the bowl aside to marinate while you work on the rest.
To make the mashed avocado, halve and pit the avocados, then scoop the flesh of the avocados into a bowl. Mash them with a pastry cutter or a fork until they are mostly mashed, and spreadable. Season with a pinch of salt, and add more to taste.
To prepare the pita breads, warm them for a few minutes in the oven, or in a toaster oven, or even in the microwave. (If you’re using slices of bread, pop them in the toaster until golden.)
Spread mashed avocado (or hummus) over one-half of the top
surface of each pita round, and cover the other half with a few
generous spoonfuls of broccoli chickpea salad. (If you’re serving
on toast, spread avocado over the top surface of each slice, and
spoon broccoli chickpea salad on top.) Serve immediately.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Made a rando Chimichurri sauce. Sort of based on the grill books version. Skewered some zucchini, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and peppers. Grill. Also grilled a couple steaks.
Also made some watermelon agua Fresca. Blended watermelon with a couple limes and some water.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Yum. Should have one and a halved in like last time but it worked out.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Leftover chicken bones or carcass roughly equivalent to one small or medium sized chicken
1 onion, peeled and loosely chopped
1 rib of celery, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped (no need to peel)
1 bay leaf
1 sprig fresh parsley
1 sprig fresh thyme
Salt, to taste
Note: If you are missing any of these ingredients I wouldn't let that stop you from making it anyway.
After removing all edible meat from the chicken put/leave the bones, skin, cooking juices, etc. in the crock pot. If you are using the chicken carcass from the “The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot” recipe just leave every single thing that's leftover (except the good meat of course) in the crock pot including the original onion and spices you used when making the chicken.
Add the onion, celery, carrot and spices on top of the bones and fill the crock pot almost to the top with tap water (leaving about ½” at the top).
Turn the slow cooker onto "low" after dinner and cook all night long or alternatively you could start it in the morning and cook on "low" for 8 – 10 hours during the day.
After the stock is done cooking turn off the heat and, using a soup ladle, pass the stock through a fine sieve to remove all herbs/bones/etc.
Either refrigerate or freeze the stock for future use. I usually freeze some in both 1 and 2-cup portions, and I also sometimes freeze stock in ice cube trays just in case I just “need a little” for making sauce or rice. This stock is great in soups like chicken noodle soup and also in rice like risotto.
We shredded this and added to chicken broccoli casserole.
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 large chicken
Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.
Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.
Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.
Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Don't forget to make your homemade stock with the leftover bones!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
We cooked the taters for quite a while at the beginning - almost until tender. Much better that way.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Did this using Manchego cheese. Grill-panned some chicken to go with it. Yum.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Definitely not as good as the regular recipe, but very easy.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
We mostly doubled this. Yum. And may have drank entirely too many margaritas...
Yield: 4 Enchiladas
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped (~2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup sweet potato, chopped (or zucchini)
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 handfuls spinach, chopped
1 can black beans (~2 cups), drained and rinsed
Enchilada sauce or Pasta sauce (about 2.5 cups)* see note
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1-2 tbsp fresh lime juice, to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder, or to taste
4 whole grain tortilla wraps (I used Food for Life Ezekiel)
Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce, to pour on top (recipe below)
Green onion & chopped cilantro, to garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350F and grab a baking dish large enough for 4 enchiladas. Pre-cook the chopped sweet potato, by simmering it in a small pot of water for about 5-10 minutes until just tender. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet or pot, add 1 tbsp oil and bring to medium to low heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until translucent. Add in garlic and reduce heat to low and cook for a couple more minutes. Now add the chopped pepper, pre-cooked sweet potato, drained black beans, and chopped spinach. Cook for about 5-7 more minutes on medium-low heat.
3. Now add in your enchilada or pasta sauce. Stir well, and add in your seasonings: nutritional yeast (optional), cumin, fresh lime juice, salt, garlic powder, chili powder- all to taste. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Stir well.
4. Scoop about 3/4-1 cup of the mixture onto the bottom of your casserole dish and spread out in a thin layer. Scoop about 1/2-3/4 cup of the mixture onto each tortilla and wrap, placing the fold down on the casserole dish. Repeat for the remaining 3 tortillas and leave a bit of filling left to spread over the top. Sprinkle with vegan cheese if preferred.
5. Bake tortillas at 350F for 18-20 minutes. Meanwhile, make your Cilantro cream sauce (see below). When enchiladas are cooked, remove from oven and pour the sauce over top. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onion. Serve immediately. Makes 4 enchiladas.
Note: Depending on what kind of sauce you use, you will have to adjust the seasonings to taste. I used a pasta sauce so I likely needed more seasonings to achieve the taste I desired.
Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce
Yield: ~1.25-1.5 cups
1 & 1/4 cup avocado flesh (i.e. 2)
2 tbsp water, or more as needed to thin out
2-3 tbsp lime juice, to taste
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
1 cup packed fresh cilantro
1 tsp kosher salt, to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp ground cumin
Black pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, to taste
1. In a food processor, process the avocado flesh and water until creamy. Now add in the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth and well blended. Use immediately for best results.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
The millet cooked weirdly. It was kind of mushy and crunchy at the same time. Not sure what the deal is with that, or if we cooked it wrong. We added maybe an extra 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Made this again. Basically did it like last time (tripled it). Used mushrooms, asparagus and cauliflower. Was going to use broccoli but it didn't fit.
Soaked the rice and mung beans together.
It probably need 15 minutes or so under pressure to fully cook the rice.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
But we did it in the crock pot this time. Added a can of diced tomatoes, and used mild diced green chilis instead of the jalapeños. Put all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours.
This made this even easier than it usually is. The only beef was the onions were a bit crunchy still.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Made it with ravioli again. And some kale cabbage mix I think.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
2 cans beans (pinto, kidney)
28 oz diced tomatoes (or more)
Brown the meat (add spices) and remove. Dice the veg fairly small and sautee for a while. Add spices. Add the meat back with the beans and the tomatoes and simmer for 20 or so.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This was pretty tasty, and was pretty easy. Nice and spicy, so the kids had mac and cheese.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced, divided
8 medium tomatillos (about 1¼ pounds), husks removed, rinsed
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 cup cilantro leaves with tender stems, plus more for serving
1 pound cod fillet
1 15-ounce can white hominy, rinsed
1 8-ounce bottle clam juice
3 small radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced
Lime wedges (for serving)
ACTIVE: 40 MIN TOTAL: 40 MIN
Heat oil in a large pot over medium. Cook shallots, garlic, and half of chiles, stirring occasionally, until soft and fragrant, 6–8 minutes.
Meanwhile, purée tomatillos in a blender (food processor) until smooth.
Add half of tomatillo purée to pot and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup cilantro to remaining purée in blender and blend until smooth; set aside.
Add cod, hominy, clam juice, and 1 cup water to pot. Bring to a simmer and gently cook over medium-low until cod is opaque throughout and beginning to flake, 8–10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved raw tomatillo-cilantro purée, breaking cod into large chunks; season with salt and pepper.
Divide stew among bowls and top with radishes, cilantro, and remaining chile. Serve with lime wedges.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
We've made this quite a bit in the past, but not recently.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Added mushrooms this time. And no cauliflower, just lots of broccoli.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This was pretty tasty. Used a bit more spices than they said. 4 taters. Sliced them into 2 inch rounds to cook them. Peeling them was kind of annoying. Used a 28oz can diced tomatoes, plus extra peas and carrots. Served with brown rice and naan. Yum.
¼ teaspoon black mustard seeds
1-2 pods cardamoms
4 pods clove
1 inch cinnamon stick
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
1 pinch asafetida (optional)
5-6 medium tomatoes, cubed
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1½ teaspoons coriander powder
Salt to taste
3 medium russet potatoes
1 cup fresh, canned or frozen green peas
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In a pan dry roast the mustard seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, stirring once the mustard seeds start to pop, add the cumin seeds and asafetida. Add the tomatoes; cook till the tomatoes soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and let cook for 2-3 minutes, add the cayenne pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and cook for 10-15 minutes.
While the tomatoes are cooking, in a pan bring 2-3 cups of water to boil, add the potatoes un-peeled and cook till the potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Peel the skin and cut into 1 inch cubes. Rinse green peas in water and strain the water out. Add the potatoes and peas to the tomato sauce and cook for 7-10 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro (if using) and serve hot with steamed rice or whole grain bread.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Crock potted it. Served with beans and rice.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Basically made a sausage veg pasta, but baked it a la lasagna.
It was pretty good.
3/4 lb spaghetti
1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
1/4 pound shiitake or cremini mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cups or 24 ounces of marinara or meatless tomato sauce*
1 1/2 cups water
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp olive oil plus more for greasing the casserole dish
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup ricotta cheese
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
*You can make your own or use a good quality jarred sauce. To make your own, make a double recipe of our basic tomato sauce, blend it smooth to use in this baked spaghetti recipe.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
This was pretty tasty. I think I roughly tripled it, which did fit in the pressure cooker barely. The recipe below says serves 2. I don't remember if we used mung beans or something else.
½ cup mung beans (dry whole green mung beans)
½ brown basmati rice
½ tsp oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ cup chopped red onion
2 medium tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
1 inch ginger
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp garam masala
¼ to ½ tsp cayenne
¼ tsp black pepper
4 cups water
1 tsp lemon juice
¾ to 1¼ tsp salt
Soak the beans and rice for at least 15 minutes. Soak at this step as the next few steps take 15 to 20 minutes
Blend the onions, tomato, garlic, ginger, spices with a few tbsp of water to a smooth puree and keep aside.
Start the Instant Pot (IP) on saute at normal heat.
When hot, add oil, let the oil heat up for a few seconds, then add cumin seeds. Roast the seeds for half a minute or until fragrant.
Add the puree carefully, stir and cook until the puree thickens and smells roasted. 15 to 17 minutes. Switch the saute to off.
Drain the beans and rice and add to the IP. Add water, salt, lemon juice. Mix. Add chopped veggies if you like.
Close the lid. Press Manual and adjust time for 10 minutes. (or pressure cook for 10 minutes after the pressure has released). * Brown Basmati Rice soaked for 15 minutes will cook in the 10 minute time. You might need to cook longer depending on the rice used (15 to 20 mins).
The IP will start heating, and show "On" and then count down the minutes when the pressure has reached.
Once done, let the pressure release naturally. Or if you are are in a hurry. Try the quick release after 5 to 7 minutes. * If the rice or beans are not cooked to preference, you can cook them on saute until they are tender.
Taste and adjust salt and spice. Serve hot with crackers or toasted bread.
To make this without oil: Add the cumin seeds directly to the hot IP. Roast until they change color. Add the pureed tomato onion and continue with the steps.
To make this in a saucepan: follow all the steps in till Step 6 . Add 4.5 cups of water, Cover the saucepan and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes then reduce to medium low and cook for 20 minutes. Stir once in between. Add more water if needed and cook longer if needed.
To make this in a stove top Pressure cooker: Cook all the steps in a pressure cooker over medium heat through step 6. Add the beans, rice and water, close the lid, Pressure cook for 10 minutes once the pressure has reached.(or 1 whistle on high and 8 minutes on medium low heat)..
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
This is tasty. Was a bit to spicy for the kids though. Made some simple slaw based on a whole-30 recipe to go with it.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Made these suckers, and served them with a kale caesar.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Used tomatoes and broccoli maybe. Probably not the massive amount of butter, which is delicious but not helpful.