Saturday, January 13, 2007

What the Carter's have been eating

Chocoloate Chickpea Cake I really wanted chocolate, but didn't want the guilt associated. So, I made this version of cake that camoflauges itself more like an after workout snack:) It's made of chickpeas instead of flour, and cocoa/cardamom rather than chocolate. I have the recipe here.

Chicken and Sprouted Wheat Parpadelle Pasta I bought this pasta at Trader Joes with very little expectation of taste....I was wrong. It's not your typical cardboard-like wheat pasta. It's got a very nutty and pleasant taste. This pic isn't wonderful, but it thickened up a bit after some more freshly grated parmeseano reggiano. I think I mirrored a Giada De Laurentis recipe from a recent show of hers.
Sausage and Onions This is another take on a Giada De Laurentis recipe. Hers is Sausage and Onions and Peppers....but I don't love bell peppers and didn't feel like going to the store...I had everything else on hand. I used Chicken & Apple sausage, so they lent a sweet factor to the tomato-y onion sauce. This turned out really good. I will make it again.

Ulitmate Chili I was craving some comfort food and this is the quintessential comfort food for me. Thick, meaty and rich. I served it with cornbread muffins and some grated cheddar cheese.

We ate really good this past week, for the most part it was healthy. I have gotten more interested in cooking again because of my new knife set that hubby bought me for Christmas:)


Kewl Nitrox said...

I vote for the sausage and onions. Hmmm....... Sigh, I just had dinner and now I am hungry...

Deb said...

New knife set???? I'm jealous. Mike bought me a pro sauce pan I'd wanted. Fun!! I don't like sweets, but I think I'll make that cake for Mike when he comes down in Feb.

Cliff said...


i am here eating my lunch (chicken breast, no sauce no nothing and brown rice). Hmm..i want chocolate too.

Kay said...

I'm totally trying the cake recipe! Found you through Amy's flog, BTW.