Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is a Recipe Post

There are lots of reasons I don't usually photograph recipes I've tried.  For one, thing, I'm not really food driven.  That's what my sister says about my lab, but it's true with me too.  Then, there's the fact that I don't always "work clean" (restaurant-speak for cleaning up as you go) in the kitchen.  I'm not exactly Martha in there; more like the Tasmanian Devil... only quieter... and listening to music... lost in thought and burning something.  And if that's not happening, then supper time is mass chaos.

I did manage to take these pics of a few recipes I tried over the summer:

The Cucumber, tomato, and feta salad was different than our usual ceasar salad with all the Kalamata olives and heavy on the feta.  Nice for a change, and it features my son's one favorite vegetable- cucumber.  Lots and lots of cucumber.

 day 227

The avocado and crab soup is one of my favorites meals to try in a long time.  But, I'm an avocado person.  I could eat one every day.  Keep in mind, its a chilled soup and it's green, which doesn't always go over well with kids.  If I served this too often, there'd be mutiny.

 day 229

I finally got around to trying kale chips when I saw Erin, of Just a Day in the Life of This Mommy, do it with such ease.   So I removed the bottoms and ribs of the leaves, then washed and patted them dry.

I tossed them with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and sea salt

 and spread them out on a baking sheet (parchment paper might work better, but I didn't have any and was crazy hungies, so...)

 day 247

They baked at 300 degrees for 20-ish minutes and voila:  kale nachos.


They were really good straight out of the oven, would make a great salty snack instead of chips, are an easy way for one person to consume an entire bunch of kale by themselves if they should want to, but for loaded nachos...

not so much.

I think I'd like this best crumbled, with parmesan, into popcorn, like this.

2 comments:

  1. These all look like good, healthy choices. The cucumber I've had some variation of, but the others have me curious. Just may have to give them a whirl--especially the avocado crab soup! I'm a huge lover of both ingredients, but the fact that it's cold gives me pause... :)

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  2. The crab more than the cold- for me. These were all dishes I found on the epicurious app. It's been helpful on last minute trips to the store when I didn't have a menu or list.

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