Mexican inspiration

19 02 2012

My whole day has consisted of waking up late and doing nothing of my day but go out for breakfast. I came home and watched TV for so many hours I can’t even count. Then on TV came a movie called Julie and Julia and I thought to myself “wow at this moment my life seems just as pathetic as hers. So I got off my ass and here I am breaking open a can of kidney beans. Hoping for a little inspiration.

Mexican inspiration

1 large can of kidney beans

1 tomatoe, cubed

1 1/2 cups of tomatoe/pasta scauce

1 Yves Veggie Burger, hand crumbled

2 pinches of salt

chili flakes (as desired)

Heat all that up and serve hot on top of a tortilla and white cheddar cheese.

It took no time and almost no effort. Enjoy!

Bon appetite!

 





Review: Culinaria Restaurant Vancouver

23 04 2011

When I firsts walked in to Culinaria  I loved the open atmosphere on to the streets and into the kitchen. I liked that they were very open to the changing of dishes to a vegetarian option. Before I had even ordered my food I was treated with a basket full of fresh garlic and red bell pepper bread, served with a herb butter.  I ordered the Tagliatelle pasta without the prawns. To my surprise went they took out the prawns they added sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. The sauce was delectable and over all the meal was delicious. I cannot wait to go back and try their other many options they had in stock. I give it a 4 1/2 star rating over all, including service, atmosphere and Food.

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10 facts about… TOAST

27 04 2010

1. Contrary to unpopular belief, “Toast” denotes any bread product that has been toasted.

2. The word “toast” comes from the latin “tostare,” meaning “to toast.”

3. The process of toasting involves closely exposing a bread product to a source of radiant heat for a short time, causing the outer surface to crispen and thereby become delicious.

4. “Soldiers” are the colloquial name for sliced strips of toast, commonly used to dip into boiled eggs but may also be covered with any type of spread and eaten as a less messy and cumbersome alternative to eating a whole piece of toast.  The number of “ranks” depends on how many slices are made of the piece of toast, and it is commonly believed that eating the Colonel first is bad for morale.

5. French Toast, while delicious, is not true toast because it’s the eggy coating that is browned, not the bread itself.  Moreover it is typically prepared in a pan and therefore fried, not toasted.

6. Canadian neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, while operating on epilepsy patients, discovered the “Toast Centre” of the human brain, which is wholly dedicated to detecting when toast is burning.

7. I LOVE TOAST

8. and so should you !

9.unless your allergic :S

10. Tell me why you like or don’t like toast…

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Corn Bread

30 03 2010

I am trying  for the second time Bob’s Red Mill Corn Bread Mix. I tried it once befor to see if it worked so that when I did this blog as I went along it would not end up a disaster! I have to say that  it makes amazing fresh bread, but the only thing about it is that its kind of a rip off. Not only because of its expensive price but the recipe on the back says 2 1/2 cups of the mix for one batch, but it only holds 4 1/2 cups in the bag  so there is not enough left to make a second batch.

So me thinking they were nice people went to make a second batch. so with that 1/2 cup of mix missing i had to use math to figure out how to take out 1/5 out of all the other things i needed to add. >:( Math was not something I wanted to think about over my Spring Break!!!

It hasn’t completely smelled up the house yet so I guess its not done!!!

Remember Bob’s Red Mill Corn Bread Mix …   Happy Cooking!!!

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It is now cooking and I just realized that yay i forgot to look at the time when I put it in. Well I guess this will prove how good of a cook I can be! Alough that may be a set back the bread is rising well!! :)

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Lose Weight Fast… and I Mean Fast!!!

8 03 2010

Lose weight fast!

This is a diet my grandparents use and trust me it works!!! You will lose 2-4 lbs per week… and the best thing is it’s simple and it does not involve working out. It is not a calorie diet so you do not have to watch what you eat. Well here it is…

3 days on – 4 days off

Day 1

Breakfast

  • 1 slice of dry toast (no butter)
  • 2 T. Peanut butter
  • 1/2 grape fruit or 1/2 glass of juice, or banana or any fruit
  • black tea/coffee or water

Lunch

  • 4 oz. tuna (in water)
  • 1 slice of dry toast
  • black tea/coffee or water

supper

  • 4 oz. fish/meat or poultry
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 small apple
  • black tea/coffee or water 1 cup of low-fat frozen yogurt

Day 2

Breakfast

  • 1 boiled/poached egg
  • 1 slice of dry toast
  • 1 banana
  • black tea/coffee or water

Lunch

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 8 crackers
  • black tea/coffee or water

supper

  • 3 oz. chicken or any lean meat
  • 1 cup broccoli or cabbage
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 banana
  • black tea/coffee or water
  • 1 cup low-fat frozen yogurt

Day 3

Breakfast

  • 8 crackers
  • 1 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 1 small apple
  • Black tea/coffee or water

lunch

  • 1 boiled/poached egg
  • 1 slice of dry toast
  • black tea/coffee or water

supper

  • 6 1/2 oz tuna/chicken or any lean meat
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup of melon or any fruit
  • black tea/coffee or water
  • 1 cup of low-fat frozen yogurt

GOOD LUCK!!!

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Ginger Snap Success!

1 01 2010

Well I’m back, I obiously gave up… typical of me really!!! I am comited now, I promise.

Here is a recipe that I found sucessful.  On my first batch… I burned them. But befor I burned them I literally had a mental break down. The cookies werent rising, flatening or doing anything they were just sitting there… I freaked out going over all my ingredients. Now I warn you not flip out. They will not appear to be doing anything, but trust me they are.  And you wil leave them in because you think there not doing anything but don’t. You will, I grarenty it, burn them. The secong batch was amazing tasted devine. The third was great as well, I guess I got the hang of it!!!

Ginger Snaps

90 cookies

Pre-Heat oven: 350′F

3/4 cups Butter

1 cup Sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup mild molasses

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup Sugar

Cream butter and the first sugar. Add egg. Mix well. Add molasses. Beat intil smooth.

Combine next 5 ingredients into a seperate bowl. Once completly mixed add to molasses mixture.* Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of remaining sugar onto each ball. Bake for 8-9 min. intil firm.

*If mixture seems too dry add 1 tbsp of water to the mixture.

I am alway looking for new recipes to try so feel free to seend them to me in the comment section.

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Maple Carrots

19 09 2009

Today I started cooking. I literally went into the kitchen and pulled out 2 carrots not having a single clue what I was doing. I started cooking with no recipe, no ingredient list.  NOTHING!

When I was about to pour the maple syrup into the pot, I got scared! I knew that if I left it in there to long it would crystallise right int he pot and I would never be able to get it in to the baking pan! I freaked! a well I made it through and it’s now it in the oven and I have no clue what is going to happened. 

I pulled IT out of the oven. I still wasn’t sure what IT was entirely. I didn’t know if it was supposed to be boiling or if it was supposed to just be. All I know is that I am not expecting to yelling out “IT’S ALIVE!!!” any time soon.

Well it is going well so far so …

I will post the recipe later today and there will be an included picture of what it is supposed to look like!!!

 

 








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