These are foods that I have been wanting to try but never got the courage. Now that I am trying to switch to a more vegetarian based diet and this is the perfect place to catalog my efforts. Not that I won't be cooking meat, it's just that I am venturing down the veggie path.
Hello and Welcome back
Oh my goodness I have been away for the longest time time and I so miss blogging on this blog. I had some personal issues that I had to devote a lot of my time to but, it's taken care of and I am back one hundred percent and I hope you all will start trickling in back. I know over time I will see more and more of you coming to visit me here. I do like interaction so feel free to jot me a line anytime you feel.I just want to say welcome.
Let's get cooking and whatever else we feel like!!
Yesterday like any other day I sat wondering what my vegetable of the day should be. I thought of doing carrots, but that's an everyday occurrence. I usually make a carrot, celery and spinach drink in the mornings so I wasn't excited about having it for supper. I, then remember the brussels sprout sitting the cooler that no one want. I for one love the little sprouts and so does my hubby. The children however have declared that they hate brussels sprout and there is nothing I can do to them that will change their minds.
So, I decided and against the children's wishes I MADE THE SPROUTS.
I simple sauteed a handful of sliced mushroom and chopped onion until tender and golden. I then added the Brussels sprout and cover the sauce pan so as to build up steam. I turned the stove down to medium low and added salt and pepper to taste. If there is not enough liquid in the pot add about 2-3 tablespoon water, cook until tender, but crunchy.
The verdict, one child ate tw…
It is Super Bowl Sunday and of course the guys wanted spicy chicken. They know I am famous for making a buck wild spicy chicken. Since it is cold I would normally make a chili and corn bread but, this year I decided to go with a hodge podge of beans and grains that been lying in my cupboards. But that is another post all together.
I decided to give a little spin to this spicy chicken I was making and add two table spoons of home made jerk seasoning. Boy did that chicken get a kick. I started out making the marinade with:
2 tablespoon jerk spice
4 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoon sriracha chili sauce
2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoon braggs amino
1/2 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
Place all ingredients in a blender and process till smooth. Rinse chicken in lemon water and pat dry. Season with salt and add jerk marinade. All chicken parts should be saturated thoroughly. Cover for 4 hours in the fridge. Bake at 350 degree oven for 55 minutes. Mouth water delicious. Serve with…
It is one of those days where you get home from work tired yet you end up in the kitchen for hours.Not sure why though, I chose to bake, it must be that I keep hearing DH's voice in my head"are you gonna bake anytime soon". I felt guilty because I knew what he wanted and have been putting it off. So after making my country meat logs I decided to make 'coconut rock buns'. These are little cakes that are made with shredded coconut, a bit of coconut flour among other things. They are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee and spread with jam or cream cheese. They are my DH's favorite nighttime snack. These came out so good I am not sure how long they are going to last. I must confess and since confession is good for the soul, here goes....I had two of those rock bun while they were warm. Just unbelievable.
How I made it. This is consistency the dough should be
11/2cups AP flour
1 cup sweeten shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp flax seed meal
1/4 tsp salt