Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Dessert

Banana Ice Cream with a Twist

Most know the trick of freezing a banana then processing it either in a blender or a food processor for an ice cream-like treat.

My version:
add a teaspoon of instant espresso, plus a couple of spoonfuls of Almond milk to the frozen banana -
blenderize and enjoy!
A lovely cold treat.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Roasted Asparagus Soup or Simplicity in a Bowl

Veg. Broth

Roast the Asparagus.
Saute the leeks - add potatoes - add asparagus pieces. Stir for a bit. Add Broth. Cook until tender.
Blenderize. Enjoy!
Make often- Asparagus season is really short:)

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Kitchen Sink

Well, almost.
Today's salad contained just about everything I had.
First, I found a container with leftover rice pasta.
I emptied it into a large bowl.
Then, I added a cup or so of frozen corn, I found some black Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Hemp Hearts - in they went.  Some fresh peas, cut up Nori sheets, a can of Chickpeas, some tomatoes were next.
Then I remembered the local Asparagus and Kale in my fridge. I roasted those. Added my favourite Lemon Tahini dressing,  tossed it.
The Asparagus and Kale gave it a little twist.  A very satisfying lunch it was...
(I was out of red and green onions... I kind of missed those:) )

I know - it's not a 3 or 5 ingredient dish but still simple. No recipe to follow, no shopping involved - it uses what you have.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mushrooms - continued

Well those mushrooms came in handy.

I cooked some rice pasta.  I put half of it in a greased baking pan.
I made some sauce ( 1 and 1/3 cup of 1% milk with 3 TBS flour, with 3 TBS cream cheese added) and added half of that to the pasta. I layered my mushroom saute on top, covered it with the remaining pasta, grated a small amount of cheese on top and baked it for about 25 minutes. Delicious~

Monday, May 7, 2012

Versatile Mushrooms

Quick and delicious, good to have on hand:

Sauteed Mushrooms

No recipe - we don't need it. Wing it:
use onions if you wish, use leeks if that is what you have.
Olive Oil (or alternative) - a bit of thyme, salt and pepper, a touch of sherry or Marsala (either one is wonderful). Cremini Mushrooms or Oyster Mushrooms? Whatever you have.
Make enough so you can add them to your panini,  top some rice, quinoa, pizza or pasta with them, make an omelette or frittata using them... How much easier can it get?
(It will also keep in your fridge for a few days)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coco-coconut Oatmeal

1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 heaped tsp raw cocoa
1 heaped  tsp coconut (unsweetened)
1 tsp maple syrup

Combine ingredients in bowl. Stir well. Microwave High for 80-90 seconds.