mahi mahi madness
i have fallen in love with this dish! panko crusted mahi mahi with a corn salsa (with heirloom tomatos, avocado, corn salsa, mint, lemon juice and chili paste) as the side i made chili sauteed spinach with fresh green beans
i made the crust and the pie mix, so yummy! filling (here), and all i substituted was low fat evaporated milk. crust (and all i substituted was whole wheat flour, & evaporated cane juice: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 6 to 8 Tbsp ice water
i found a yummy recipe today for some pumpkin spice cookies (since i failed at some last week). there were way better! todays recipe: pumpkin spice cookies with pecans and chocolate chips (here)
andrew and i strolled through tj’s last night and i spotted rice crispy cereal and couldn’t think of the last time i made or had a rice crispy treat. so, we bought the stuff to make some. they were so easy breezy and something quick and fun to make together. we just added some chocolate chips, since you can’t go wrong with chocolate chips! 1/2 c butter, bag of marshmallows, and...
spicy thai tofu salad so yummy and full of flava! 1 ts Black sesame seeds, toasted 1 ts Peanut or sesame oil 1/4 c Rice vinegar 1 tb Tamari 2 ts Honey 1 Garlic clove; minced 1 tb Fresh cilantro, minced 1/4 ts Red pepper flakes 1/4 lb Tofu steak; thinly sliced 1/2 c Fresh shiitake mushrooms sliced 1 sm Red bell pepper sliced into thin strips 1 c Fresh sugar snap peas OR snow peas ...
simple as that. 1 ripe cantaloupe, a little bit of sugar, and a magic bullet. throw it in the freezer, and once it’s frozen use a spoon to shave off what you want to put in a little bowl. i’m lactose intolerant, so this is a good little sub for ice cream. you can do this with any fruit! berries, peaches, pineapple, watermelon…
i love breaky
so this is basically the same as this, however, no salsa and i topped it with avocado and goat cheese. appreciate the matching nails and coffee mug.
butternut squash enchilada yumminess! everyone i told about these was flinching a bit, but they sounded too yummy to pass up! recipe! modifications: spelt tortillas from trader joe’s (instead of corn), no cotija cheese, no cilantro, and i added avocado and toasted pine nuts on top. yummmmmy! do not, i repeat, do not, pass these up! perfect fall dish!
busy girl = 5 min healthy dinner
busy is an understatement m-th, so dinner has to be thrown together semi-quick those nights, if i’m not working. anywayssss frozen veggies, check. garlic, check check. fresh broccoli, check. lil olive oil…tada
86 spag sub cheese x 2
tried out spaghetti squash tonight. little interesting. and by interesting i mean fail. i didn’t cook it long enough, but it was still alright. not even worth posting a pic. however, this cheese plate was nothing short of delicious…and last nights as well! (left) seeded baguette, mac nuts, creamed honey, triple cream brie, smoked gouda, creamy white cheddar with grilled...
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this was a yummy night right here
this is my new favorite recipe! * button mushrooms, chives, onions, lemon juice, s & p, and whole wheat bread crumbs. i sauté the goodies until they are golden brown, then add the crumbs, cook a little longer and ta-da! you can use butter, which i use sometimes, but it’s not really necessary (but it is pretty good with it) . this time (when i remembered to take a picture) i actually...
to welcome fall, i made a yummy breakfast and invited the girls over :) cinnamon spiced apples - just a little brown sugar, cinnamon and butter & then sauteed them for about 10 min. paige made a cinnamon and sugar fruit bowl that was unbelievably good! i made pumpkin pancakes with toasted pecans, hot maple syrup [the real deal], and applewood smoked bacon. the whole deal: hot tea...
it was my wonderful neighbors 24th birthday - any excuse to cook, right? i made a cheese plate triple cream brie, goat cheese, smoked gouda, macadamia nuts, creamed honey & toasted slices of sesame baguette. yummy x 95345802 i also made an artichoke with the lemon basil aoli that i spoke of in my last post (here). t’was delish! then onto these babies! i didn’t get a great...
baking late night
for a wonderful neighbor who surprises me and washes my car, who takes out our trash, who sat with jaime for hours when she locked her keys, phone and wallet in the car, and shares his adorable puppy with us…i will defiantly bake late night for! because of work, school, homework…life, basically, i knew i wouldn’t have time to bake up a storm and do something from scratch. so, i...
i usually make a lemon basil aoli for dipping when i have artichokes, and normally i have regular mayo. well, when i was at trader joe’s, i decided to try out the reduced blah blah blah mayo. you know, the healthy alternative? (i’ve already attempted veganaise for the aoli and it turns out awful!) point of the story. get real mayo when making this! * mayo, fresh basil, fresh lemon...
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bananas & peanut butter
* trader joe’s black mt cab or black mt anything is yummy, especially for being $5. * whole wheat toast, banana, peanut butter & honey … yummy. modification: i get the better’n peanut butter from tj’s and it’s somehow 85% less sodium. it’s really creamy & delish. maybe 4 minutes, maybe $6
easy breezy pasta
pasta with goat cheese, olive tapenade & veggies * whole wheat pasta, a little goat cheese, a little homemade olive tapenade (which i actually discovered is way more expensive to make, rather than just buying it in a jar at the store - but so much yummier when i make it), sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts (frozen), spinach, onions, & a little olive oil i sauteed the veggies while...
before the eggies i sauteed the veggies… * sun dried tomatoes, onions, spinach, broccoli, basil, & bells. no oil, because the sun dried’s had a little on them. * i added 1 egg & 1 egg white, 1/8 of an avo, some garlic salsa, because you can never have enough garlic, and put it in a whole wheat tortilla. maybe 15 minutes, maybe $3. booya.
my first pie! yep, it took my 25 years to get in the kitchen and make a d* pie, but i did it! it was a cloudy afternoon, mama had just visited for lunch, and she left saying, “i left grandma’s pie dish here, so take it over to her house next time you are in her area.” instantly i said, “i’m going to make my first pie!” and i did just that. the recipe...
this blog is really for me, and the handful of family members that might check this out from time to time, but just incase you, stranger, come across my blog, i’ll tell you what i’m doing here. i was raised by a tofu loving mama that wouldn’t let cereal come in the house if it had sugar in the first 5 ingredients. we didn’t drink soda or juice. well, she let us drink...