Posted in Uncategorized, tagged dinner, recipe on May 30, 2013 |
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Let’s just skip over the fact that I completely forgot to post on Monday due to the holiday weekend.
I love a dish that can stretch multiple meals. I love it especially when I have to work late and arrive home ravenous and all I have to do is pull something out of the refrigerator. When 7:00pm rolls around my body switches into
lazy pants mode rest mode*.
*”Lazy” is such a negative term, and I use it all the time to explain my need for rest. What is up with that? Done.
For dinner this week I have been eating this curried spelt berry salad, which was inspired by a similar dish I had at the Whole Foods in Austin (side note: I never thought that WF salad bar items were anything spectacular, until I visited the stores in Austin. Wow.). Here’s the recipe:
Curried spelt berry salad
- 1 1/4 cup dry spelt berries
- 2 1/2 cups water
- olive oil
- curry powder
- almond slivers
- shredded carrot
- sea salt
1. Bring water to a boil and cook the spelt berries for ~ 55 minutes or until desired chewiness.
2. Stir in your mix-ins. I used a couple glugs of olive oil, a teeny bit of honey, lots of curry powder, ~1/3 cup each of raisins and almonds, one large carrot, and a sprinkle of sea salt – in case you were interested.
I know it’s quite a simple recipe, but it’s so freaking good that I had to share! This was also the first time I had tried spelt berries (from my mom’s CSA). They taste just like wheat berries – shocking!
Were there too many tangents in this post? In all my posts? Ugh. Truthfully (and my loved ones can attest to this), I think - and speak – and live – in tangents.
Okay, enough of that. Happy Thursday everyone!
Jam of the day: Vampire weekend “Diane Young”
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged dinner, recipe on April 29, 2013 |
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Over the last month I have been experimenting with an alternative protein source (to me) and I thought I’d share.
I have tried bison once or twice back when I was a server, and I remember it being incredibly tender and flavorful for such a lean meat. The co-op that I frequent started carrying bison from a local farm, and I decided to try cooking it myself.
Bison chili (+ blue corn tortilla chips from Reyna Foods)
This chili was made Texas-style (Erin!).
I also made bison meatloaf (so good I made it twice!). This was the last piece of my second loaf – served with ketchup.
This past weekend I also experimented with bison strip steak, which I cooked in a cast-iron pan using this method, which was really easy.
I am so proud whenever I do a good job cooking steak! I don’t have a lot of experience OR a meat thermometer (which I wouldn’t know how to use anyway), so it’s always a crap-shoot.
Long story short, I’m digging the bison.
Sidenote: I did a Google Image search of “buffalo” and they are so cute. I am so thankful to all of God’s creatures, big and small. Circle of life! Okay, so The Lion King was on last night…
Happy Monday, ya’ll!
Jam of the day: Juliana Hatfield “Spin the Bottle”
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged breakfast, recipe on November 21, 2012 |
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I apologize to the food-related blogs that I frequent, but if you have posted any Thanksgiving recipes over the last
week month I have probably hit “mark as read” on my Google Reader. I’m overwhelmed! What in the world am I going to do with 25 recipes for roasted turkey, green bean casserole, and apple pie?
However, I do want to share that I made these almond flour pumpkin muffins this week and they are unreal! In fact, I am eating one right now…
They make for a perfect weekday breakfast – energy-dense and can be eaten in 2 minutes if necessary. And I know the recipe says it makes 12, but I made 8. Maybe I like a bigger baked good? I also left out raisins and walnuts due to lack of funds (read: I didn’t want to go to the store on the Sunday before the biggest food holiday of the year).
Also, you need not make this recipe for Thanksgiving. In fact, it’s probably better if you don’t. I’m guessing that most of you, like me, are on recipe overload right now, so do me a favor and simply bookmark this one for another day.
If you are celebrating here in the States, enjoy your holiday!
Jam of the day: First Aid Kit “Wolf”
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