Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
My birthday was last week. It was full of chocolate, flowers, cards and lovely friends. Yeah. I'm really not into this whole getting older thing.
I had breakfast for some of those lovely friends on Sunday and made up this quiche recipe. Never made quiche before, just frittata, which is the same thing but without crust. Since some recipes called for tons of heavy cream and some for cream cheese, I decided to just put in what I thought would taste good (all the heavy cream was already reserved for the scones).
Homemade pie crust (I used Nigella's recipe, but it didn't have enough butter in it. Bittman next time I think.)
6 oz cream cheese
3/4 c half & half
about 1/4 c shredded parmesan
1/2-3/4 c shredded cheddar
1-1 1/2 c frozen spinach
4 chopped green onions
and i forgot to put pepper in it, but it's important!
Baked the crust for 15 min at 425, then turned it down to 325 and poured in the filling and baked that for about an hour. I'd put bacon in it next time (couldn't cos of feeding pregnant friend who isn't into meat too much lately).
We also had blueberry scones, made with this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It's the best scone recipe. Seriously. I've made them with cranberries (yum x 1000), blueberries, chocolate chips, plain, and with brown sugar and chocolate chips (also yum x 1000). Always a treat.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Went to the Renaissance Festival in Tampa today with the boys. It was so much fun!
We got henna tattoos and walked around in the sun for hours. I tried throwing stars but I think I only got one to stick. There were hilarious people everywhere. And I got to drink mead.
I wanted to go to the free medieval combat lessons but I got there too late. Next time!
Posted by nat at 00:28
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
One of my favorite made up recipes. I'm sure it's not original, but I've never followed any recipes for it. This time I put yellow sweet potatoes in it and it's sooo yummy.
Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Sweet Potatoes
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 Tbsp fresh grated turmeric
1 Thai chile or serrano pepper
1 Tbsp or so ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 can of coconut milk
1/4 c grated coconut (i use dry)
1 c. red lentils
1 medium yellow sweet potato chopped into small cubes
Cook the onion in the oil for awhile and then throw in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, chile, lemongrass, cayenne and coriander. Cook for another couple minutes then add the coconut milk, grated coconut, lentils and potatoes. Add about a cup of water. Cook on low until the lentils disappear and the potatoes are soft. Add salt to taste.
It's vegan but not on purpose. The red lentils have more protein in them than other varieties and they completely melt into the sauce. Always makes me feel good when I eat this!
Sunday, February 06, 2011
These veggie burgers mostly just taste like vegetables. I just took whatever I thought would taste good together and it was pretty good! This was definitely a "use whatever's in your house" experiment. Four other people tried them and said they liked them so I have to record the recipe on the internets.
Lovely BlackBerry pic
1 c. split peas cooked
3/4 c. millet cooked
three or four big stalks of celery
few tablespoons lemonaise
tablespoon or so of sriracha
tablespoon or so of grainy mustard
1 tblsp Dill
1 tblsp fennel
1 tsp sage
1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
lots of salt
I grated the veggies, mixed it all and then added as much chickpea flour as it needed to soak up the extra water. The mixture was very wet, but that makes for not too dry burgers. Baked them at 375 for 20-30 minutes, turned them over and baked some more until they were kinda brown.
I had them on lavash with spinach and a little yogurt. Homemade street food. 9.7
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Coffee in my lovely new mug. It matches my shirt.
So since 2010 ended a month ago, here's my favorite albums of last year:
0. Beach House - Teen Dream
1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
2. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
4. Four Tet - There is Love in You
5. Boy Eats Drum Machine - 20 Beats
6. Boy Eats Drum Machine - Hoop + Wire
7. Caribou - Swim
8. The Books - The Way Out
9. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
10. Twin Sister - Color Your Life
11. Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
Posted by nat at 10:38