Monday, February 18, 2013

African Peanut Quinoa Stew

I am extremely luck to work at a school with really nice co-workers.  Last week out of nowhere one of the volunteers at our school randomly brought me in tiny aprons for my students and a recipe for this WITH a sample!  I had to go home and try it again and add a few tweaks of my own to make it a little spicier and a little thicker. Bonus is it is an easy meal for Vegans or for Lent.

Recipe after the link

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

garlic breath and pizza heaven

Yup tried out making "clean" pizza.  Tony saw a recipe in one of the clean eating magazines and we tweaked it to our tastes.  The result was a very tasty dinner minus the grease and daily recommended allotment of calories in one meal.

As you can see I was focused on eating before I remembered I had picked up my blog again. In my defense I just got back from the gym and food is a must!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New title/ new cooking style.

So I had to change the title since I really cook mostly healthy food now.  I still love an occasional amazing chocolate filled creation or finding some way to incorporate smoked cheese but it is farther and fewer between.  This will also be very evident when I get to visit London and France in a few weeks.  For now though I wanted to update this with a meal I tried out that turned out to be surprisingly tasty! 

Orange-Poached Tilapia and Maple Lemon Carrots

The recipe after the jump:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daring Cooks: Edible Container (Flax cracker bowl and a yummy salad!)

At the Daring Cooks Reneta of Testado hosted this months challenge.  The challenge was to make a savory container and fill it with something appropriate.  I made a cracker bowl with salad inside.  These would be wonderful as appetizers.  We had them for dinner with maple glazed salmon added to the salad.  Recipes included below for Maple Glazed Salmon and the Cracker Bowl.  The salad consisted of a spring mix, carrots, burdock root, strawberries and sunflower seeds.  Then for the dressing a strawberry balsamic dressing.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cake balls with a strawberry center

Strawberries were buy one get one free so naturally I made strawberries covered in cake then wrapped in candy.  Nice and healthy...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daring Bakers: Coffee Cake and a Pizza Log...My new favorite dough.

This dough recipe was WONDERFUL! I started out making a sweet version of this but savory sounds amazing.  Giant pizza log = best idea ever. So there are several versions below.

1. Meringue with orange zest, cocoa powder, and 70% dark chocolate chips. (Next time I am just going with Nutella)
2. Manchego cheese, pepperoni and jalepeno. (His Favorite)
3. Ham and goat gouda.
4. Ham and Manchego. (My Favorite)


After the jump more pictures and the recipe for this yummy dough!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Daring Cooks: Papa Rellenas

Well ALMOST Papa Rellenas... The filling was quite different from the traditional but the process remained the same!  This ended up being a little ball of thanksgiving.  Next time gravy should be made.