Wednesday, November 28, 2012

mayo breadcrumbs horseradish baked chicken

i made the EASIEST yummiest chicken last night
1/2 cup mayo + 1/4 cup grated parm + about 1 table spoon or more of Kozliks horseradish + salt & pepper. spread mixture on chicken breasts + sprinkle with Panko breadcrumbs. cook at 450 for 25 minutes. 
go eat!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

while you were sleeping

wake up mama it's 7am on saturday morning!! only 10 hours to fill until we go to the baseball game!!


there are a few ways to make this scenario better.

sanagans bacon.
el peto gluten free waffle/pancake mix. THE BEST THING IN THIS WORLD - know this.
fresh strawberries.
coffee beans (FULL COBRA) from the common.

here's what i wizarded up this morning...


then...lil theo and i mixed the mix as per instructions on the back but oh hey i added some pure vanilla extract and some frozen wild blueberrries while lil lucky eva slept in.

THEN i crisped up that bacon real good and crumbled the delicious morsels of salty fat on the blob of waffle batter before cooking.

butter waffles, slice up strawberries, add lots of maple syrup.


it's not all that bad getting up so early on a weekend...because now it is NAPTIME!

have a happy!

Monday, April 23, 2012


crazy crazy!

chop off hard bottoms and tippy tops.

place in boiling water for about 30mins until the leaves start coming off and are tender at the bottom.

melt some butter with garlic.

peel away the magical leaves, dip in butter, sip water and your mouth will magically be filled with sweetness!?! CRAZY.

AND if you leave the water overnight that you boiled the artichokes in (not recommending this - I am just lazy and left it out) the water will turn into the most vibrant green you have ever seen!

what an exciting and intriguing little ugly plant/vegetable thing!

Friday, February 18, 2011

breaking news!

i made beef stew without making the beef turn to leather! awesome sauce!

that is all.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Red Lentil Soup

So cold today. Did not remember to layer. Lets talk soup.

1 tablespoon ghee (or butter), plus 1 teaspoon
1 chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1 cup chopped tomatoes (1 can diced)
1 cup dreid red lentils. wash and drain them.
4 cups water or stock
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

OK I thought this looked way too crazy hard to even try but I realized this is actually really easy. Like most soups right?

- melt the ghee at onion and garlic. cook until they get nice and brown. yum.
- add the spices. (i ALWAYS forget this step and end up added spices later which kind of sucks but doesn't ruin the soup.)
- add tomatoes
- add lentils
- add stock or water
- simmer away for about an hour stir often
- add salt

heat the teaspoon of ghee in a small pan and fry cumin and mustard seeds until the pop and crackle. pour them into the soup for a very dramatic sizzling amazing time.

warm and cozy. makes all my neighbours think i am an amazing cook when i make this. or makes them think i am super annoying since i make this like twice a week. the kids are SO over this soup.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Your New Favorite Chicken Curry Stew

I just learned this from a nanny buddy at playgroup a couple of weeks ago. As you can imagine I almost never measure anything so everything below is approximate...this is a really forgiving recipe though! If I can do it you know you can.

Olive Oil
2-3 cloves Garlic
1 Onion, chopped
3 large Carrots Chopped
3-4 Potatoes Chopped (skin on is fine)
1 can of chick peas, drained
1 -2 packages of chicken breasts or thighs (boneless) cut up in smaller peices
Curry powder, 3 tablespoons + to taste
Salt, to taste


Heat 2+ tablespoons of olive oil in large pot
Throw in garlic, potatoes and carrots stir and let cook until potatoes and carrots start to get soft, stirring often - yummy!

In frying pan heat olive oil and cook onions until brown and tasty
Add chicken stir until cooked through

Add cooked chicken and onions to the pot with potatoes and carrots

Add curry powder - I would say maybe 3 tablespoons?

Add chick peas

Slowly add water 1/4 cup at a time to create a stewy texture and to help cook potatoes and carrots further, I'd say 1 cup but you'll have to make the call on how stewy you want it to be.

You may want to add more curry powder - its up to you. Definitely add some salt to make everything yummier.

Serve with rice.

Theo says its his favorite dinner, its mine too.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spelt Zucchini Bread aka 1st Day of Kindergarten Bread!

from some random google searching for gluten-free banana zucchini bread, shawn and i cobbled together a recipe that makes a really yummy moist bread.

2 tablespoons butter/coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup / agave
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup mini choco chips
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 smashed banana

preheat oven to 350. grease a loaf pan.

mix dry stuff first then add wet. **add zucchini and walnuts and choco chips at the end.

bake for at least an hour closer to hour and half or until cooked obviously.

its a really good snacking/breakfast/first day of kindergarten bread!