Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kitchen Therapy and Cat Recovery

My boy, Knot, is recovering from a ruptured bladder. He is doing better and I found myself at home a lot more this week.

Since running across Emmie's dolmades, I slowly collected all the ingredients and compared various online recipes...still working on my ultimate recipe, but these did just fine. They are better served warm. In terms of adding pine nuts- I would give them a light chop. Next time- chopped seitan or TVP.

It was really cool to eat them after such little effort. Rolling them was quite a quick process. Methinks I may never go down the street to the neighborhood Greek restaurant for a fix again.

On Monday, I realized I had to be at work in the afternoon and had about an hour. Sauteed peppers, mushrooms, kale, garlic, ginger, and green onion. I hit it with a few dashes of tamari, rice wine vinegar, Asian crushed pepper, and sherry. Tossed in a bit of cooked udon noodles (which cook fast) and there you go...

Oh and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seed oil and actual seeds.
Fast Udon Noodles with Veggies

I know the photo isn't the best, but it was worth mentioning.

Finally I found a recipe I had printed out for chili a while back. Didn't bother taking a photo, but it will be mentioned in the future. Perfect opportunity to bake corn bread. Using Colleen Patrick- Goudreau's recipe with a huge, roasted jalapeno- it was awesome. Sweet and spicy.

All the dried goods...

Jalapeno Corn Bread

Love me some kitchen time.

1 comment:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, everything looks delish! I love cornbread SO much.