broccoli parmesan fritters Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s a great one, though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms. What terrible oversight could have led to this? I buy broccoli (and its friends) approximately once a week, year-round but this wasn’t always the case. Please understand: this is not one of those stories about how preciously advanced my toddler’s tastes are, how early he took an interest in foie gras and how he turns his nose up at white flour pastas, preferring farro. I have a theory that you can tuck almost any finely chopped or shredded vegetable — be it potatoes, zucchini, or an Indian-spiced mix — into a savory pancake, fry it in small mounds until crisp on both sides, serve it with a dollop of a sour cream or yogurt sauce and they will be inhaled. So, you know where this is going. And with that, I had them for lunch instead.
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. Recipe for Homemade Artisan Bread makes 3 loaves 3 cups lukewarm water1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other course salt6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flourcornmeal for pizza peel (optional) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Now slice and add lots of butter or strawberry jam. Thanks to my brother, Ramon, for taking the time to teach me.
Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter...Midnight Snack Need a midnight snack? Or anytime snack for that matter, my cookies and cream peanut butter might just knock your socks off I was so lucky to have my sister and her family visit earlier this week and I got to have some kitchen time with her beautiful girls. They are just the sweetest things ever. Hope you’ll enjoy this naughty snack that’s good enough to eat by the spoonful! Here’s your 3 ingredient line up. Break out the Oreos. My sweet little helper, I miss her already! Here’s the second stinker that kept passing through the kitchen. Pour those Oreos in a large bowl. …as well as peanut butter Time to melt the chocolate chips Use either a double boiler or melt in the microwave. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the double boiler, helps melt the chocolate nicely. Add the chocolate to the bowl! Mmmm Give a gentle stir and place into a mason jar. Yes please. Double yes please. Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter 10 whole Oreo Cookies 2 Cups creamy peanut butter 1 cup white chocolate chips 1. 2.
Spinach Stuffed Portobellas « From Ketchup To Chutney Spinach Stuffed Portobellas 13Jul11 Here in Boston it’s been in the 90s for the last few days, so recipes for the grill have definitely been catching my eye. Anything to keep the heat out of the house. I opted to use Laughing Cow Lite cheese, mostly because it’s what I had on hand, but also because it’s creamy and cheesy without being heavy. Spinach Stuffed Portobellas (inspired by Serious Eats, feeds two as a small main or large side dish) 2 large Portobella Mushroom Caps 3 wedges Laughing Cow Cheese (or ~2.5oz other soft, spreadable cheese) 10 oz package frozen Spinach S&P Olive Oil Crank up the grill to a medium-high flame. Wipe down the mushroom caps to remove excess dirt or debris (don’t ‘wash’ mushrooms, just use a wet paper towel to wipe down). Defrost the spinach, and mix together with the cheese. Brush olive oil on the bottoms and sides of the mushrooms, and place stuffed side up on the grill. Remove from the grill and serve while hot. Like this: Like Loading...
cumin seed roasted cauliflower with yogurt I do this dreary thing every October where I decide on the first day that requires a scarf and a hustle in your step to keep warm that the long, gloomy descent into winter has begun and soon the world will be brown, gray and frozen and this will continue until April or beyond and I might as well stock up on some farro and root vegetables and climb into my igloo because that’s all there will be for a long time. I am clearly no fun at all, and also a little blind as I declare this while stepping over crinkly flame-throwers of leaves, while the sky is still fantastically blue and generally, without even have stepped through a farmers market. Because the markets? Are actually as pretty as they get all year, tables overflowing with everything from carrots to late summer squash, hearty greens, tiny pumpkins, marble-sized potatoes and great big globes of broccoli and cauliflower. It’s now or never to haul it home. The recipe is from Melissa Clark’s new cookbook, Cook This Now.
15 Basic Stir Fry Sauce Recipes (Food and Whine) I love a good stir fry and they are a great way to use up odds and ends of meat, vegetable and noodles. And let’s face it, they are a quick and easy dinner solution. Simply cook up some rice or throw in some noodles and it’s a family-pleasing meal. I rarely start with a recipe – just a pile of odds and ends. Here I’ve collected 15 great stir-fry sauce recipes that can be printed to keep handy in the kitchen (or bookmarked, if you prefer). Instructions for all of these recipes … just combine the ingredients in a small bowl, stir well to combine, then add to your stir fry. Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce – Great with seafood stir fries, such as shrimp and/or scallops, as well as chicken. 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/4 cup sugar Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce II – nice with chicken and seafood. 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 -3 tablespoons lemon juice (to taste) Optional: red pepper flakes 3/4 orange juice 1 Tbsp. Tips:
Lucy Knisley - CHAI! Oh sweet! I'm totally going to use this, thanks. if you go to middle eastern stores, or even indian stores cardamon is waaay waaaaay cheaper. stop buying ethnic ingredients at chain grocery stores- they over charge!! same goes with pomegranate juice... or figs... or dates. I love it when your comics take a turn to the psychedelic side... Holy cow I'm doing this the second I get home from work. Ok, yeah, definitely making a bigger batch next time. I used to get the best Chai tea from the cafe at Borders when I worked there, for some reason I've never had better! Yeah, they had great Chai...then their cafes became Seattle's Best and the good Chai could never be had again. are you planning to publish a book of the various comic recipes you've been making? Twinings had a nice Indian Spice Chai in tea bags, which is nice. Oh wow this is the coolest recipe ever! Cardamom is a lovely, lovely spice, and makes a fabulous spiced sweetened bread. I can't WAIT to try this recipe now. try Oregon Chai.
Skinny Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, but this year since I am pregnant and on a really strict low carb diet (for my diabetes) real mashed potatoes are out (bummer). I recently started researching alternatives to some of my favorite dishes because there is NO way my plate will be without a big ole pile of mash potatoes. I came across this recipe that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. Hmmm not a big cauliflower fan so I wasn't sure. If there is a choice of either celery or cauliflower in a veggie dish 9 times out of 10 I will choose the celery. BUT I decided to give it a try since the reviews were outstanding. ***BEST MOCK mashed potatoes I have ever had! What you will need: 1 head of cauliflower 1 tablespoon of cream cheese1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic1/2 teaspoon of salt5 or so dashes of pepperChives for garnish Directions:Wash and cut cauliflower into small pieces. These were seriously unbelievable!
Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad A wonderful summer salad made with lump crab meat, summer tomatoes, sweet charred roasted corn, cilantro, hot peppers and zesty lime juice. Serve this over mixed greens or tostadas as a main dish or you can put this in martini glasses as a fancy appetizer. This is perfect to bring to a potluck, or you can halve the recipe for less servings. Fresh crab is always best but if that's not available near you, canned lump crab would do. 12 oz lump crab meat1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half1 hass avocado, diced2 hot peppers such as serrano or jalapeños, diced fine (seeds removed for mild)1 1/2 cups roasted corn kernels 1/3 cup chopped red onion 2 limes, juice of (or more to taste)1 tsp olive oil2 tbsp chopped cilantrosalt and fresh pepper to tasteDirections: In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. In a large bowl combine chopped crab meat, avocado, tomatoes, hot pepper and corn.