…to make eggs. Then i said, breakfast for dinner. Then i said sauerkraut and eggs. I googled that and actually found recipes but it led me to kimchi and eggs…..which ended up as kimchi pancake. Am i the only one that falls down that recipe rabbit hole?
So we had kimchi pancake
It was my first try so by no means perfect but this tasted YUM!
I googled korean squash and found something resembling this
I wanted something fresh so i grabbed an heirloom tomato and made a quick dressing of lime ponzu and mayo…it worked
I have never ever made poached scallops before. I never thought of it until yesterday when I said, what can I do with the scallops? So I googled poached scallops and discovered that I wasn’t as innovative as I presumed.
The scallops we poached in a chardonnay, butter, olive oil and water liquid for like 2 minute. Removed from heat for 10. Then scallops were removed and the liquid was reduced to make a sauce and thicken with a little gluten free baking mix.
I had some squash so I made my lifelong goto squash cooked in onions, tomato and italian seasoning.
And a little bit of store bought rice with veggies
I pretty much finished the leftover pimiento cheese all on my own this afternoon.
Leftover green tomatoes
Shrimp and cod in tomato with corn and squash
Now that i wrote it out….i realize it was tomato, tomato, tomato….
I was inspired today to make corn and crab cakes…because i had green tomatoes…so i also made some pimiento cheese as an appy.
While we snack on that, im attempting green tomatoes in the air fryer…
I also made crab cakes in the air fryer
With some dilled cucs
It was a nice project!!!!
We have cooked at home for 83 days straight since Los Angeles started the safer at home order and cancelled my birthday plans thanks to Covid 19. We have had a lot of lunch time delivery at work, but dinner has been all me–we have nowhere else to go!
Fridays are supposed to be margarita night and in a pre covid world it was always mexican and ive tried to somewhat maintain that at home. This week i had a cauliflower sitting here so I rubbed it with cumin, chili powder, and olive oil and served it with a home made crema.
I had half a cabbage that needed used so we have a slaw with salsa, cumin, vinegar and oil.
And i needed one more thing so i have a corn and chipotle salad
Topped off with a margarita!
And that was day 83.
We finally ventured to the farmers market last weekend. Our first in a post covid world. They had 8 ball squash waiting to be stuffed.
I used this as my stuffing which worked out
I made a sort of mediterranean inspired salad and cooked the squash with tomato and peppers.
So this is the most en place my mise has ever been
Making some tofu/garbanzo lettuce wraps/tacos and a Mediterranean themed salad.
You will see that i am using premarinated moroccan seasoned tofu–the flavor is gentle and mixes well with the penzeys turkish seasoning….trust me, the result tasted mediterranean even if the labels dont fit;-).
The salad is lemon juice and olive oil mixed with tomato, artichoke hearts, cucumber, young bell pepper, red onion with the penzeys air dried shallots , lemon pepper, garlic and some paprika.
On day 80 i tried a veg meatless mix i found on amazon
Its a tad bland and i needed to amp up the flavor myself
I made a quick salad of purple pepper, tomato and cucumber with evoo and sherry vinegar with penzeys florida pepper…
Finished it off with a lambrusco i found (i love a lambrusco–not riunite or the one at TJs….this one was good
Well, i thought i had gas to make it home, but just near my exit we ran out and had to wait for AAA …plus i needed to straighten up as the appraisal for the refi is tomorrow…so we ended ip with air fried tots, gluten free air fried cod…and our health dinner commenced!
2020 is a year of pivots and turns.
Today i planned a meal of meatballs made with my meatless loaf recipe, caraway sauerkraut and “picnic tomatoes” from bon appetit with a nice Riesling
I got this:
It was perfectly good…but not what i planned.
The nut loaf recipe lives in my head but i chose to modify and add garbanzos (because i read too many recipes this am)….after i made it, it was too moist for meatballs even after chilling
Its mushrooms, gf bread crumbs, egg, onion, walnuts, spice and added garbanzo.
So i pivoted and shaped it to be sausages and rolled in foul to cook
Im still waiting for it to firm up…i usually make this a ms a loaf so its open for moisture to evaporate and it cook it long and low….so how did i end up with meatballs?
Lightlife burger in my fridge mixed with some cheese, egg, spice and shaped into balls went i to the counter oven for ten minutes and dinner is saved and they were yum!
Why does my kraut not look like a classic caraway kraut? Someone left the package open on my caraway kraut so it went to the trash.
The tomatoes….good idea! The tomatoes werent the best after i made my first farmers market visit in cv19 era…these will be phenomenal with a good ripe tomato!!