Sunday, July 31, 2005

Breakfast Galleta

I just had to make this because Sheri made this earlier this month and it sounded really good.

Les said the crust was too rich with butter but he ate all the filling. I thought I may have oversalted the filling but loved the crust!

I probably won't make anything like this again. It goes completely against my grain to take more than a few steps when cooking. I don't like the idea of having to wait for crusts to set should wait for me, not the other way around:P

Anyway, it was filled with garlic, onions, corn, mushrooms, and canadian bacon. I topped it with tomatoes, goat cheese, and chives.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Rustic Blueberry Tart

Nice and easy. I wasn't all that impressed with how bland the crust was. It just didn't compliment the blueberries all that well. I was expecting it to be a bit sweeter. Oh well, at least I can say that I made it now since both Sheri and Amy have as well.

Simple Turkey Sandwich

I did a two hour bike ride today and was thinking about how high I would pile this sammy the entire time:) I went to Spina Farms (parked the car there and it was the start of my ride today) and bought some fresh tomatoes and corn after the ride. The lady that owns it has gotten to know me since that's where I buy my water and use the bathroom after I'm done riding:)

The picture doesn't do it justice. They were nice and juicy from the tomatoes, pickles, and peppercinis. Yum.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wasabi Pea Crusted Halibut

Yum. Nice mellow fish flavor and a delicious crispy outside made with wasabi peas and panko bread crumbs (just realized why panko is so yummy.....they have honey in them). I steamed some cauliflower and bulgar wheat with a creamed mushroom sauce. Les didn't go for the bulgar wheat at all....I know it's good for me so could get past the aweful look of it and eat it anyway:D

Monday, July 25, 2005

ewww...I have no idea what I was thinking

This was supposed to be a fantastic Asian dinner....however, it was just too hot to even care. My idea was to have some miso soup and soba noodles with clam sauce. I was way to hot to be bothered with this. I somehow overboiled the miso and it turned out gelatenous! The soba noodles were decent but the clam sauce was from the shelf and something I will never buy again. It was severely lacking protein, so I had some thinly sliced and marinated meat that I seared up really quickly.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Convalescent Home Dinner

Today I did the Wharf to Wharf 10K this morning and it was so much fun. I managed to PR on a very hilly and windy course and am very proud of myself. I came home after Janet had a bbq at her house after the race and I slept for two hours.

I had way too many things going on at once tonight while making dinner and the steak turned out overcooked and the veggies were pretty soggy and abomidable. The only thing halfway decent was the couscous because I added a can of tomatoes with green chiles and onions. I could have eaten the entire bowl of that for dinner and been quite happy.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tilapia Tostada

It was so hot today on my bike ride today. Amazingly and stupidly hot I'm tellin' ya. The only thing that was getting me through it was by trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the tilapia I have in the fridge.

Whatever it was, it had to be fast and not require much effort....Tostadas always fit that bill.

Whole wheat disaster

Okay, since I was the 1/3 of our little trio that had not attempted the whole wheat pancakes, I decided to give it a try. I had a feeling it was not going to turn out as planned....and I was sooooo right.

The recipe is here, and for all intents and purposes, it *should* have worked because Alton Brown is a totally kick-ass chef. However, I did not have buttermilk. So, what did I do? I searched for substitutes and decided on plain yogurt (because adding vinegar, lemon juice, or cream of tartar to milk sounded just plain wrong).

They turned out very mealy and straight from the earth....tasty in a psycho-health-nut-kind of way. You know...the sort of people that can live in the Redwoods for a year at a time to save them from being cut down.

I knew right away that Les was going to need something else to eat, so I scrambled up some eggs, canadian bacon, mushrooms, and onions. Topped them with chives and a really nice and creamy bleu cheese called Castello. Eggs saved the day, hooray for eggs! Les ate the pancakes in silence...thank god he brought home some quality maple syrup from Toronto:)

Friday, July 22, 2005

Lemon Italian Chicken

Oh so absolutely gorgeous! Cooking Light again:) Seasoned chicken thighs, carrots, yellow squash, onions, and tomatoes. The recipe called for ketchup, but I am trying to cut out on all that crap in my diet so used a small can of v8 instead. I served this with brown rice and baked sweet potato "chips". Success.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Shrimp Tacos

I have the newest edition of Cooking Light open and on my kitchen counter so I am forced to cook from it and take control of my diet. I finally did some grocery shopping and got all stocked up on staples, veggies, fruit, lean meat, chicken, and fish.

These tacos are yummy but very wet and messy. I didn't follow the recipe (as usual), because I'm fairly proficient in Mexican cooking as it's my favorite! I just threw in some tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, and a jalapeno. Then I mixed the shrimp in and topped a couple of corn tortillas. Steamed corn on the side....very sweet and satisfying.