With way overcooked peas and carrots.
i need to work on my presentation, but....
it tasted delicious.
grilled turkey burger (I GRILLED!) seasoned with garlic salt and lemon pepper with english cheddar over a bed of spinach and cabbage/carrot slaw garnished with blood oranges and heirloom tomatoes bathed in a vinaigrette sauce with a slice of multigrain sourdough toast.
I hope you put some cholula on that.
spicy blt wrap:
turkey bacon, spinach, shredded carrots, white bean hummus, tabasco, balsamic-marinated heirloom tomatoes wrapped in whole wheat lavash.
man, i love having a full fridge.
I am very tempted to raid your fridge right now. That looks incredibly tasty. I am now adding several items to my grocery list tomorrow.
Kitt Kat --
congrats on cooking instead of eating preprocessed crap. I am now going to recommend a cookbook to you -- this is not any kind of criticism, but rather, this will help you take your desire for fresh, hand made food to another level. The cookbook is "The Art of Simple Food" by Alice Waters.
Here it is:
This cookbook is wonderful. I think you would like it.
Can beginners use that cookbook and survive? People have given me cookbooks in the past, and they are either 1) too bland or 2) too hard for me to try (i.e. indian food and The Naked Chef wtf??)). I guess I haven't really bought my own cookbook I just realized. I get by on mac n cheese, spaghetti, strawberry crepes, and tostadas most weeks. :/
Amy -- yes, the recipes are not at all complicated. you may need to learn how to do some things though (like trussing a chicken or peeling and seeding a tomato). Not at all hard but most people these days don't have a clue. There is a 'techniques' section in the cookbook that should come in handy. Keep in mind that while these are everyday recipes designed for the home cook, these are not fast food recipes. It's making things from scratch so that you are eating food without additives etc. So that you know and can control what you are eating. Also, fresh = good.
Tuna Melt, multi grain rice pilaf, spinach.
TomAz - thanks for the recommendation, i can't wait to pick that up.
I was at borders for over an hour this last weekend in SD looking for healthy, simply, and easy cookbooks (obviously my style being an on the go, yet healthy individual) and much to my dismay it was difficult to locate some. I've noted the fact that the recipes in your suggestion aren't quick, however i am interested nonetheless.
Let me tell you from two years of experience: unless the book you want is at least fairly well known, Borders will not have it. Especially now that the company seems to think that cutting back on the stock we carry will somehow help our plummeting sales.
search tool on foodandwine.com is great. You can specify to search for recipes that are fast (usually 30 mins or less), or healthy, or make ahead, etc. If you click on both fast and healthy you will find a whole boatload of good recipes from their database. You can also specify an ingredient. so, I just did a search and found 82 recipes for chicken that qualify as both fast and healthy. 31 recipes for tuna. etc.
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I made these tonight
and my tastebuds are still dancing. and really easy.
also, I am in lust for one of these.
That is very pretty but looks near impossible to clean.
Last night, I made this super easy recipe for balsamic-tomato chicken breasts with sauteed garlic spinach over quinoa. It wasn't mind-blowing, but for a 15 minute recipe that didn't require any additional grocery shopping, it was quite good.
I wish I would have taken a picture of the lovely meal we cooked last night!!! Took a walk last night down to the beach, ran into some old friends on the boat docks, hooked me up with 3 fresh crabs, prepared them with sautee'd garlic in butter/olive oil with a dash of tapatio and baked in the oven for 'bout 5 minutes with a lovely spinach salad!!!
its friday, are we all hungry .... i made something a couple of days ago that turned out pretty good but just by mistake ....
i had 7lbs of ribs that i cooked on the grill ... it ended up for a lot of reasons we only ate a couple of the ribs .... so i took the ribs, pork, bones and all ... put them in water with vidalia onions, three kinds of shrooms, 3 kinds of peppers and a bunch of spices ... well i put it on low, on the oven, around 900 at night and fell asleep till about 800 the next morning (crash and burn) ... so this "rib stew" cooked on low for about 12 hours .... it was so tasty ... all of the meat fell off the bones (lucky bonnie roo!!) and it tasted sort of like Carnita ? meat .... cr****
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
5 Boules, and 3 Foccacia only 2 in the pic, since I already ate one
Bitchez Don't know about the bottom of my bread
2 Pineapples, a couple Quinoa sprouts, and a lemon tree..... All for future cooking
2 Papayas, and 1 citrus that is yet to be known!!
nom nom nom