Tag Archives: food

A lazy post of my favourite recent recipes

Standard

I’ve been very quiet on here recently – I have no excuses!  I am still cooking, I just haven’t been very happy with the photos that I have been taking of my food and also too tired to post after cooking.  

In an effort to get back, here are my favourite recipes that I have made recently 

Homemade Pho – this recipe is vegetarian but we had chicken to use up so added (cooked) chicken after making the soup.  This recipe is gluten-free and tastes almost exactly like restaurant pho.  It was AMAZING.  

Wilted Kale and Roasted Potato Salad – I’m lazy and actually like raw kale so I didn’t wilt the kale.  I also used a combination of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.  The potatoes get really crispy and the dressing is delicious.  Perfect salad for when you actually want french fries

Loaded Buffalo Potato Chicken Casserole – I actually have yet to make this with chicken.  This is 0% healthy and 100% delicious.  

Paneer Peas Curry – I made this last night and we will be making it again soon.  Also I skipped about 3 steps and just sort of went with it and it absolutely worked.  

What’s the favourite thing you have made recently?

Advertisements

Homemade ravioli!

Standard

20130216-205226.jpg

20130216-205233.jpg</a

Don’t those look amazing? Also they’re ridiculously easy (except for sweet boyfriend, who did all of the rolling. He decided that we will be buying the pasta roller attachment for my stand mixer after this.

I made 3 batches of this and froze all of the leftovers. To freeze, let them dry for about an hour (in a single layer, I cannot emphasize this enough) and then toss into a container and put in the freezer! I let them dry on parchment paper and put a bit of flour down first to keep them from sticking

For the pasta we used this recipe.

For the filling we used
– ricotta with assorted herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, etc)
– butternut squash
– ricotta with spinach

For the pasta sauce:
– dice up an onion and some garlic, heat up some oil in a pot and toss the onion in till it’s translucent
– take a can of tomatoes and dump that in
– add in a bit of cream
– look in your cabinet to think of other things to add, notice the Costco size container of sundried tomatoes in your fridge and dice that up.  It works.  Also other herbs as well.
YUM.

Pasta with pomodoro sauce

Standard

I took my Grandma to Olive Garden this weekend and had this great dish. And then I drove home in the rain and all I wanted was pasta again.

This is a really juicy tomato sauce- the next time I do it I will remove some of the seeds. Also I didn’t get enough tomatoes so I had to use a can of diced tomatoes and I probably should have drained those more.

This sauce has spinach in it, which is not traditional, but I ate tortilla chips and nothing else for lunch the other day and thought I could use some extra veg. Also if you cut up the spinach pretty small you will never notice it.

pasta sauce doesn't have to come from a jar!

pasta sauce doesn’t have to come from a jar!

Ingredients:
6 small tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 can no salt added diced tomatoes, drained
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
Big handful of spinach, cut into small pieces
Bunch of basil, cut into small pieces
Pasta of your choice

Heat up a bit of oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and onion.

onions and garlic simmering

onions and garlic simmering

When the onions are translucent add tomato and reduce heat to let tomatoes simmer.
Once the tomatoes have started to break down a bit, add spinach and basil.
Simmer for another 10-30 minutes.

Pasta sauce simmering is the best

Pasta sauce simmering is the best

Cook pasta at some point. I feel like that is a given.

20130129-201705.jpg