Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Here it is!  The one I've been talking about.  The one you have been waiting oh so patiently for.  So no delays.  Right to the recipe!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Apple Sharlotka

I am always game for making a cake.  I love cake.  Any kind.  Well actually that isn't true.  I do like chocolate cake the best.  But I think that this will come in a close second from now on.

Meyer Lemon

Looks like my Meyer Lemon is ready to be picked!  I wonder what deliciousness it will turn into? 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spicy Mango Tofu with Coconut Rice

This is one of those dinners that I make pretty often.  One because I always have the ingredients lurking in my fridge and two because it reheats really well for lunch at work.  It is prefect with just about any green vegetable, I used broccoli this time, I had planned to use bok choy but it froze in the fridge.  A word to the wise don't leave the bok choy in the "deli drawer" of your fridge.  It will freeze and you will become very annoyed. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup


Make this!  Make this right now!  No seriously, do it!  And make sure you have some delicious bread around, ahem I posted a fab recipe recently.  Toast it.  And butter it.  AND DUNK IT!  And then you will be full and warm and you won't even notice that the temperature is dropping... again. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Turkey and Three Bean Chili and Cornbread

Need something to stick to your ribs now that it is snowy and cold?  I don't mind the snow, I mean it is January we should have some, but the sub zero temps can go.  I hadn't made chili in a long time, since I moved, and I was feeling the need to have something hot and spicy and full of beans.  Just like me!  Ha!  Sorry.  I will do my best to focus.  Obviously when you have chili you should have cornbread to go with it.  And this is my favorite quick go to cornbread recipe.  You lucky ducks, you get a two-fer with this post!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet 16!

I am pretty sure it is a law that you must have cupcakes for your 16th birthday.  And if it isn't I am declaring it right now!  My cousin Ali turned sixteen on Monday and we had a little dinner to celebrate.  I got to make the dessert!  Ali loves cappuccino and mocha flavored things.  She has good taste.  We'd probably get rid of her if she didn't.  Just kidding!  Just kidding!  We like her.  We'll keep her.  She's fun!  Anyway back to those cupcakes...

Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread

My new favorite bread recipe!  Great for toast and super yummy to dip into soup.  Especially butternut squash and pear soup.  But that is another post.  I got the recipe from King Arthur Flour and changed it just a little because I didn't have all the ingredients.  This makes two 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 loaves.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Curried Red Lentil Soup...

Yah.  About that.  I know I promised you a recipe for curried red lentil soup.  But let me explain what happened.  I made it.  Good start there.  And then I ate it.  Also good.  Always important to eat what you have made.  And then my Mum came over for lunch, we were eating something else, but she could smell the spices from the soup.  And she LOVES that soup.  So being the FABULOUS daughter that I am I gave her a big container of it to take home.  And then I needed lunch for work this week.  So I ate the two servings that were left.  And then I realized I never took a picture of it to share with you.  So I apologize.  And I apologize again cause that soup is just so tasty.  But I will be making it again.  Probably sooner rather than later.  And I pinkie swear that I will take a picture of it so I can share it with you!

Pasta with Mushrooms, Onion and Butternut Squash

Looking for another quick and delicious dinner?  This is a good one.  And if you have made the chicken, mushroom and bacon pie you have half a box of baby bellas in your fridge screaming to be used!  I love pasta.  I also love sauteed onions and mushrooms, roasted squash and olive oil.  And parmesean cheese.  Sooooo good!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie

It's Friday.  Comfort food is a MUST.  What is more comforting than chicken, bacon and puff pastry?  Tonight there is nothing better.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes for the Mominator

Let me start off by saying that these will not help you in your resolution to fit into your itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini by February vacation.  But that it ok.  Give up on that resolution.  Resolve to eat more delicious things.  Things you haven't eaten before.  And then get out and walk an extra mile.  That's my plan!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan

This is easy.  This is quick.  Don't judge me cause I used tomato sauce from a jar and frozen garlic bread.  I know you have the same things hanging out in your cupboard and freezer!