Thursday, August 19, 2010

What's Been Cookin

There is something about the summer that makes creative cooking almost come to a halt. I find myself making a lot of stuff I already know how to do that is fast and easy (taco salad) and a lot of things that are practically just assembled instead of cooked....(the other night I had an apple and popcorn for dinner...)

But, here are a few yummy things we've been cooking up lately though...

I decided to make a lower calorie version of a dish I made a while back and swap out the whole wheat pasta for some spaghetti Squash. Add a little homemade pesto made with the basil growing out on our back deck and a little sauteed chicken to the roasted and scraped spaghetti squash and voila...pure deliciousness...

One morning we were feeling fancy and decided on a homemade brunch of eggs benedict and spicy roasted potatoes... I even whipped out some of the old culinary school skills and make a little hollandaise for topping it...delicious!

A lot of vegetarian meals also get consumed around here in the summer. This was a ridiculously simple dish of a can of black beans and a can of rotel sauteed together, added to some millet and topped with a dressing made of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, chili powder, cumin, allspice, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne.. served with a side of fresh corn on the cob. mmmmmm

We've also been eating all over the city...more posts to come soon. Promise!

1 comment:

Desi said...

yum your brunch eggs benedict & potatoes look good :) Would love the recipe!