Monday, January 17, 2011

banana split oatmeal

Made banana split oatmeal (via Rachel Wilkerson), using milk instead of water. I also microwaved the oats and accidentally mixed up the order of things so the texture was off, but after re-reading the recipe I know what to correct.

No picture today because I chomped it down so was delish!

1/2 cup oatmeal, dry
1 cup water
1/2 banana, sliced
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tbsp walnuts or peanuts
1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Optional: dollop of yogurt for “whipped cream”

Bring the water to a boil and add the oats. Cook on low, stirring occasionally, until the oats have reached your desired consistency.

While the oats are cooking, place the frozen strawberries in the microwave and heat for about a minute and 15 seconds, until they are warm and mushy. Roughly slice.

Stir the peanut butter into the warm oatmeal and place in bowl. Top with banana, strawberries, chocolate, and nuts.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

orzo salad

Based on Giada's recipe (changed based on ingredients I had).

1 box orzo

3/4 red onion, chopped into tiny pieces
Romaine lettuce, chopped into tiny pieces
Scallions, chopped into tiny pieces
1 ball fresh mozzarella chopped into tiny pieces

1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped in half

Vinaigrette: red wine vinegar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice

Spices: salt and pepper

Cook the orzo and drain, rinsing in cool water to cool. Mix with the veggies, cheese, vinaigrette, and spices.

kitchen sink dinner

In my fridge/pantry/spice cabinet I found:
  • an eggplant
  • frozen edamame
  • frozen broccoli
  • veggie sausage
  • Penzey's Turkish seasoning
  • Penzey's Fox Point seasoning
  • Penzey's chicken soup base
  • olive oil
  • San Marzano tomatoes
  • black eyed peas
  • quinoa
So I cooked some quinoa (adding chicken soup base and Fox Point seasoning to the water), roasted the eggplant (with olive oil and Fox Point seasoning), and cooked the sausage, edamame, tomatoes, broccoli, black eyed peas with the Turkish seasoning. Turned out yummy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

the ethan wrap

Invented by my boyfriend Ethan. Pictures to come (when I remake it).

1 tortilla
Provolone cheese

Layer all the ingredients on the tortilla. Fold into a half-circle or roll. Eat.

*I prefer to put it in the toaster oven for ten minutes to melt the cheese.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

my new favorite baked potato topping

Butter + smoked paprika + roasted garlic = yum!

Monday, January 10, 2011

arugula salad / veggie + sausage pasta

Back from half marathon and craving veggies after a weekend limited to Disney food.

On the left:
Inspired by Vapiano's Insalata di Rucola con Parmigiano, but with lighter dressing and more toppings--arugula, dressing (lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper), pecorino romano cheese, avocado, hearts of palm, red onion, tomatoes

On the right:
Spaghetti with veggie sausage, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, roasted garlic and Whole Foods roasted vegetable tomato sauce