Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wild Rice Pesto Salad

Corn, Unshelled English Pea in a bowl, Basil, Unshelled Fava Beans and A Bag of Wild Rice for a salad
Wild Rice Pesto Salad

This is actually my lunch that I took to work last week. I need to get in the habit of posting my recipes earlier. Anyway, most of the cooking I do has to stand the test of time because I cook in bulk and then eat through out the week or sometimes within 10 days or so. This wild rice salad is something that I ate for a week and really enjoyed it. It had the right about of fresh flavor and kept me full for a long time. Plus, it tasted fantastic with the Feta Salsa I sprinkled over it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Spinach Egg Shashuka

Chopped Tomatoes, Chopped Garlic, Sliced Onions, Spinach, Rosemary, Oregano and Eggs for a Shashuka
Prepping for the Shashuka

So last week, I was flirting with the idea of doing the Buzzfeed Clean Eating Challenge. However, I changed my mind because I just don't do diet ever. I have had my issues with food in the past and anything that has to do with food restriction scares me as a trigger. I just prefer to eat in moderation and be able to eat everything. Although I ultimately decided not to do the diet/challenge, there are some recipes in there that caught my attention and I wanted to give them try.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Video: Stir-fried Supergrain and Shrimp

A stir-fried grain mix of quinoa, buckwheat and millet supplemented with shrimp
Supergrain and Shrimp

I have been experimenting a bit lately with video because I have become obsessed with Youtube videos. There are some recipes that I will be showcasing as videos instead of a write-up like a traditional blog. This stir-fried supergrain and shrimp recipes is one of my experimental video ones.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Raspberry Pomegranate Salad

Spring Mix Green tossed with a raspberry pomegranate dressing and topped with herbed goat cheese
Raspberry Pomegranate Salad With Herbed Goat Cheese

This recipe is what I am having for dinner tonight. Actually, I am eating forkfuls of this as I type in the recipe. It is not really a recipe, more like a guiding light to help you enjoy the taste I am currently savoring. The big flavor in this salad is the pomegranate molasses. I feel like I just made a new friend just by trying this molasses tonight. I had heard of it but never tried. So a couple of weeks back, I bought in the hopes that I would use it soon. I am so glad my lazy self finally decided that it was too hot to cook because the pomegranate molasses packs a punch.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Inspired: Cast Iron Steak

Cast Iron Steak. Image belongs to, and is owned by NYTimes
With the Memorial Day weekend around the corner, summer is officially about to start. One of those things that I associate with summer is a good steak. The juicy tender steak with a salad is for one of my perfect summer meals. The thing  though is I don't own a grill. I am at this stage of life where I am still sharing a house with people so I can't accumulate too much cookware. Cooking for me is really about making do with what I have at hand. This can make things slightly difficult but I have learned to get around it.

The limitation on tools in the kitchen is something the average home-cook has to deal with. That is why I loved reading this New York Times article about how to cook a steak at home. I felt like it acknowledged the limitation of being a home cook so well. I might be writing about food but I am certainly not one of the really seasoned bloggers that have tons of equipments. Lots of people that love food are just like me (some write...some don't).

Now I feel inspired to start planning my Memorial Day meal. Maybe I might give myself a treat and buy a lovely juicy steak, just to try out this simple recipe for cast-iron steak. Although I must confess that I don't own a cast iron pan so this definitely will be done in my lovely non-stick pan.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Baked Eggs In Collard Green Cups

Eggs Baked Into A Collard Green Molded Cups
Eggs In Collard Green Cups

I have been meaning to put up this recipe since ages ago...okay, maybe it has just been for the past couple of weeks really. I feel like I have been so busy lately trying to keep up with work commitment. Plus, maybe there was a bit of procrastination involved. Anyway, I am here now and I can talk about the experimentation of a couple of weeks ago. It involved leftover blanched collard greens, eggs and some veggies.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Savory Vegetable Pancakes

Vegetable Pancakes With Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce Topped withSpicy Shrimp
Yummy Savory Pancake With Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce Topped With Spicy Shrimp

This past Friday I had a lazy morning since I was not working. This gave me the opportunity to make a fancy breakfast/brunch thing for myself. I have a thing for pancakes lately. I have been playing around with a basic recipe with add-ins that change things up a bit. This particular pancake has vegetables added to it because I had pulverized remains of vegetables from my juice making activities in the freezer.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Chicken Chili Pie

A fork in dish of just baked chicken chili pie, a spin on the traditional sheperd's pie
I might just eat it all by myself. This Chicken Chili was so comforting for the incessant rain in Boston.

Hello Lovely People! So I should have posted up more recipes this past week. Especially since I spent last weekend doing a massive batch of cooking. But life got in the way. I had the most sporadic week I have had in a long time. My work schedule was a mix of early and late shifts. Then I also had to study for my driver's license exam. So with grand flourish, now that all this is done, let's get back to the business of food. This recipe is what I call a leftover pie or a broke day pie.