Thursday, March 26, 2009

chinese-ish beef and veg with rice

cubed beef sauteed with pepper and salt, snow peas, and texas jasmine rice made with garlic and chicken stock (g-f). i used the sunbird beef and broccoli seasoning with bragg's amino's (g-f) instead of soy sauce. i used to love when my mother made cubed beef and i can't believe it has been soooo long since i've had this beef.

Monday, March 23, 2009

pot -ah- toes!

potatoes al a bec, with tomatoes, chives, cream cheese and a whole lotta spices. so great!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

hummus and dolmas (yes again!)

another lebanese night! i guess we can now classify that we are officially on a "kick." a lebanese inspired "kick." and it is awesome. i'm even planning a hummus with oven roasted garlic. doesn't that sound like possibly the best thing ever? doesn't it?
also? if you've never roasted garlic do it right this moment! take a head of garlic and a medium square-ish piece of aluminum foil. then get together some spices. wrap it up with olive oil and all the spices you can imagine. pop it in the oven for oh, i don't know, like a few hours at like 350ish. until they're squishy and darker and they smell like awesome.
so we had lamb dolmas, hummus and pita (matt) slash rice crackers (me=g-f). so yum, easy to make and pretty healthy.

Friday, March 20, 2009

flameeng chiz

we sometimes frequent local eateries in an attempt to enjoy a "night on the town" so to speak. we did just that a little while ago and were inspired to create our own el fenix ap in the privacy of our own couch.
inspired by el fenix, i present for your viewing/noshing pleasure: zee flameeng chiz! mexican melting cheese and chorizo sausage served with (what else?) chips (g-f). actually, you could use flour or corn (g-f) tortillas which is nice as well if slightly more messy- you will not believe the grease that comes off the sausage! even after draining! yowza!). the meat and schiz were purchased at a little place i like to call sprouts.
on a g-f note, the waiter was super helpful with my "dietary needs.*" he checked the seasoning for the steak and something else that i ate and it was all wonderful and non-reacty.
*i don't really know why "dietary needs" is in quotes. i felt it needed quotes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

stuffed peppahs

i love peppers! the orange are my favorite, then yellow and then red (you totally wanted to know that!). also, i don't acknowledge that green peppers are even edible, somebody obv picked them too soon in an effort to make a dollah.

i present to you yellow peppers stuffed with rice vermicelli, ground beef, allspice, pepper and salt. covered in tomato sauce before the oven and then provolone perched a top when they come out of the oven. they were ok. my main change with this foray into pepper-dome was to cut the peppers vertically instead of horizontally. i am into the change.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

steak salad

steak salad with leftover steak, tiny mozz balls, baby !hot! pickled corn (mmmmm), tomatoes and romaine. covered in spices and vinaigrette. what a yummy use of leftovers! yummy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

stuff it!

mushrooms that is... ha! stuffed with bacon, mozzarella cheese, mushroom stems and minced onions. de... lightful!

Monday, March 2, 2009

gluten-free stuff (that doesn't suck)

  • best cookies evah! i need to know how to make them in real life.
  • pizza
  • yogurt (this is awesome for everyone! try it! that kid sure likes it!)
  • buffalo jerky
  • muffins (i read a review that was negative about this mix. i used milk as my liquid. they were moist and delish. next time i want to add bananas)
  • rice (i made garlic rice with this and wow!)
  • rice puff cereal
  • pasta
  • quinoa (there's a recipe for tabbouleh on the back!)