Saturday, June 28, 2014
My first attempt at making enchiladas! For the recipe from Simply Recipes ( http://www.simplyrecipes.com/m/recipes/enchiladas/) although I added some ground turkey in the filling with the cheeses.
Overall it was pretty good! I think either I didn’t buy the best tortillas or I didn’t brown then enough because the texture wasn’t quite right, but otherwise the filling and sauce was quite good, and straightforward to make. Will certainly try again!

My first attempt at making enchiladas! For the recipe from Simply Recipes ( http://www.simplyrecipes.com/m/recipes/enchiladas/) although I added some ground turkey in the filling with the cheeses.

Overall it was pretty good! I think either I didn’t buy the best tortillas or I didn’t brown then enough because the texture wasn’t quite right, but otherwise the filling and sauce was quite good, and straightforward to make. Will certainly try again!

Friday, June 27, 2014
Near East Rice Pilaf Mix (sauteed some mushrooms and green peppers first, then followed the directions on the box) plus Pan Fried Salmon seasoned, with paprika, cayenne red pepper, and salt. Delicious!

Near East Rice Pilaf Mix (sauteed some mushrooms and green peppers first, then followed the directions on the box) plus Pan Fried Salmon seasoned, with paprika, cayenne red pepper, and salt. Delicious!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Slow cooked chicken and farro.
Recipe here: http://www.realsimple.com/m/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-risotto-00100000112053/

On the theme of trying new recipes, I found this one for farro. It’s a type of grain, similar to rice, that’s kind of nutty and chewy. Supposed to be high in fiber and protein and other good stuff. This recipe here makes the farro nice and creamy, sort of like a risotto. I was initially worried the recipe didn’t contain enough liquids but it was fine (I guess the mushrooms and leeks release a fair amount of water)

Edit: I need to work on this food photography business…
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Lately I’ve been trying to mix things up and use produce I don’t normally buy. 

Last night I bought a bundle of leeks, and made this pages with sausage and leek sauce (recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bow-ties-with-sausage-and-leek-sauce-recipe.html) 

Only changes to the recipe were the use of beef broth, only 1tbsp of butter, and no additional salt (sauce was salty enough). I also let the sauce boil for about 5 min on high with the lid off to try and reduce the liquid (added too much broth!) Overall it was pretty tasty and I’d make it again!

Lately I’ve been trying to mix things up and use produce I don’t normally buy.

Last night I bought a bundle of leeks, and made this pages with sausage and leek sauce (recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bow-ties-with-sausage-and-leek-sauce-recipe.html)

Only changes to the recipe were the use of beef broth, only 1tbsp of butter, and no additional salt (sauce was salty enough). I also let the sauce boil for about 5 min on high with the lid off to try and reduce the liquid (added too much broth!) Overall it was pretty tasty and I’d make it again!

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Continuing with the pizza dough kick. Same dough recipe from All Recipes (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-pizza-crust/) but this time I added some Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the dough. Instead of tomato sauce, I mixed some minced garlic with some leftover pesto sauce and slathered that over the dough. Added fresh thyme, mushrooms, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!

Continuing with the pizza dough kick. Same dough recipe from All Recipes (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-pizza-crust/) but this time I added some Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the dough. Instead of tomato sauce, I mixed some minced garlic with some leftover pesto sauce and slathered that over the dough. Added fresh thyme, mushrooms, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!