Sunday, March 25, 2012
I found this recipe for a shockingly easy salad dressing on Emily's blog here:
I happened to have all the ingredients on hand so I printed it out to try at home. Words cannot explain how glad I am that I did.
I don't use any additional salt, since the liquid aminos pack all the salty punch I need. With 5 ingredients (one of which is water), and literally two steps I won't bore you to tears with pictures of me making it. But make it you should, immediately. It is so good I had to go to the store the next day and stock up on lettuce. Well, my honey must have been halfway reading my mind. While I was tossing head afer head of lettuce in my cart, he was at Costco buying this:
Yes, I see a lot of salads in my future...
This dressing is also fabulous as a marinade for fish. I used it on some salmon and it would have knocked my socks right off had I been wearing any.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Pinterest is where I found this beautiful food blog with professional grade photos. A site that makes my amateur attempts all the more obvious, but if you must, go ahead and check it out. I won't hold it against you:
That there is the recipe that led us to where we are right now. The reason I found myself the other night whipping together this luciousness:
Preparing it to go on top of these:
Testimonials for the above recipe:
"These......these should not be allowed, sweet Jesus they're delicious!!" - Marissa, my favorite IT person
"Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!?" - crazed woman at work
A software engineer who I have never seen smile was heard saying "Those are to die for".
So there you have it ladies and gents.
One more thing before you make these, please reassure me. Tell me you have a well loved and beat up piece of kitchen equipment you can't part with!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
A fancy shmancy complicated recipe
A million step by step pictures
A recipe that tastes as simple as it is
Peanut Butter and Coconut Granola
1 1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c coconut
1/4 c wheat germ
1/2 c pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/4 c peanut butter (I used crunchy but creamy works fine too)
1/4 c puffed rice
3 T honey
2 T coconut oil
1/2 t salt
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Stir all ingredients together (heat your cocout oil to dissolve if it is solid)
3. Toss the ingredients into a 9x13 glass baking dish
4. Stir every 10 minutes until granola is nicely browned, roughly 20-25 minutes total
5. Let it cool, and enjoy!
I like mine over yogurt, sometimes I add a drizzle of maple syrup if I am feeling frisky.