SIMPLE IS BEST

SIMPLE IS BEST

Sometimes simple is the best… Making use of what was in the refrigerator this morning…     BREAKFAST STIR UP …some leftover hash browns, …mushrooms, …green onions, …baby spinach. …eggs to scramble …sea salt and some pepper. …a dash or three of hot sauce… …a tasty breakfast in five… And making use of what’s lying around for supper…     EASY PIZZA   Homemade pitas Brussels sprouts Pepperoni (leftover from pepperoni chips) Mozzarella (leftover from pasta fritatta) Brush each pita with…

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PASTA FRITATTA

PASTA FRITATTA

  It’s a blustery day in the neighbourhood of the ‘dirt people’… Horizontal snow & white-out conditions…   Good day for indoor ‘games’ and a warming pasta breakfast. Yep! that’s right…pasta…   PASTA FRITTATA   2 cups kale greens 1/4 cup shredded carrots 2 + cups leftover spaghetti with sauce (link to last night’s yummy pasta dinner) 6 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 4 oz mozzarella, shredded sea salt and pepper dried oregano, basil, nutmeg   Heat a bit of…

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MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

Here is another good one for Meatless Monday. I cooked enough for 4 – keeping with my ‘cook once, eat twice’ philosophy – as I have another recipe ready for the leftovers….   SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE 1-1/2 cups cooked sweet potato, mashed (10 minutes in the pressure cooker) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp flour 1-1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese, plus more…

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CRISPY KALE

CRISPY KALE

I needed the kale to top a pasta dish but ‘sans’ oven onboard I would normally have to do without. It is possible that it could be done with a grill sheet on the bbq so will give it a try once R.E.D. is in the water again and let you know…             CRISPY KALE 4 cups of kale leaves 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (again with the sesame…) 4 tbsp finely grated Romano cheese…

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PRESSURE COOKER BREAD

PRESSURE COOKER BREAD

Pressure Cooker Bread 2 cups of flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1-1/4 cup whole milk yogurt Combine flour, soda and salt. Stir in yogurt until mostly incorporated. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for approximately 1 minute. Oil tin (I used my little silicone baking dish) Place dough in container and cover with foil allowing for expansion. Place on top of rack in cooker (I used 2 mason jar lids) Add hot water to half…

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COCONUT CURRY POACHED SALMON

COCONUT CURRY POACHED SALMON

Coconut Curry Poached Salmon 2 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 package of baby spinach 1/4 cups shallot, minced 2 tsp red curry paste 1 small can coconut milk 3/4 cups chicken stock 2 pieces salmon 1/2 cup green onion, cut diagonally 1/2 cup parsely, chopped juice of 1/2 lime S&P   Heat 1 tbsp oil in sauce pan. Add spinach and toss with thongs until wilted. Remove and set aside in two bowls.   Add remaining oil and sauté shallots…

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GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

  Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and play an important part in macrobiotic diets. There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…  GOMASHIO 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tbsp sea salt (typical proportions are 12-15 to 1) Heat a small skillet Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey Set aside Add sesame seeds to pan and toast carefully swirling as they burn easily. Add toasted seeds and…

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KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

During a recent visit with my daughter she let me have a whiff of some beef she was marinating… Oh my!!!! I woke the next morning still thinking about that heavy delicious scent. So on the menu for dinner tonight…     Korean-style Grilled Steak ¼ c sugar ¼ c soy sauce 1 tbsp mirin 6 large cloves garlic, minced 6 scallions, white part only, minced 1-inch knob fresh ginger, finely chopped (my link to preserving ginger) 1 tbsp sesame oil…

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING 6 tablespoons peanut butter 1 cup boiling water 4 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or 1 tbsp honey) 1 tsp sea salt 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 tsp lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil Hot sauce to taste       Add hot water to peanut butter and whisk until combined. Whisk in remaining ingredients adding hot sauce a tablespoon at a time at the end….

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WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

Today I am trying out R.E.D.’s new toy… Kitchen King Pro manual food processor It seems like the perfect addition inexpensive, small and no battery life will be sacrificed in the process… For my first attempt I decided to make a hummus-type dip White Bean and Palm Heart Dip 1 can white beans, drained 1 can palm hearts, drained 6 garlic cloves 3 tbsp tahini (or natural peanut butter with a splash of sesame oil) 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice…

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