Monday, June 8, 2009

Lots to share with you

I am bad about getting new recipes on here. I kind of let them store up on my camera and then post them. I have some really really yummy ones to share though. I just made this one for Jason and his last school birthday celebration. It was so so easy and really turned out so well. I can't wait to see how they go over. I found it on my favorite site of course
The recipe came from this blog

I made it with individual monkey breads but am going to make it again this weekend as one big bread. Didn't think the staff members at Woodstock would want to be pulling bread off after everyone else touched it. Jason loved it, Lucy loved it. It can't be bad. Butter, cinnamon, bread. I am trying to think of a way to kick it up a notch. Maybe chocolate chips. Peanut butter chips. Hmmm.
Another great great recipe from foodgawker. This is a quinoa salad. I like to make my own spin on things so I went to the deli counter and have them cut me some all natural turkey into thick slices. I then cubed it and threw it in the salad. I wanted to make it a meal rather than a side. It was so so amazing. I have been dreaming about eating it again and can't wait to today and tomorrow. Joy to leftovers. I also did add a large red pepper and skipped the red pepper flakes. I used regular sun dried tomatoes because that is what I had, rather than oil soaked ones. So I added a tablespoon of olive oil to the salad to give it some more moisture. Mine was a little dry so you could totally add more if you want. You can't go wrong really. That's why I love salads so much. Here is where you can find the recipe.
This one was good the first day and then as cole slaw does, got really soggy the next couple days. It was still good, the texture was just not there. We did end up adding toasted sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. That really took it up a notch I must say. Overall really really yummy and super healthy. Great one to take to a picnic or party.
So these are my favorite sloppy joes ever ever ever. I make them all the time. This time I was trying to use what I had so I used a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce instead of jalapeno. I think I used two or three. Make sure you take the seeds out for sure or it will be really hot. I also used a yellow pepper because that is what I had. It was so so so so yummy. Always is. I highly recommend it. It's nice because there are a couple things in it I never used to have but now that I have them I can make them anytime, like molasses and worshestershire sauce. Huh, how do you spell that? Anyhow. Make these and I promise you will be crying with joy.
This is the first thing I think I have made from bon appetit. It was so so so freaking good. I love it so so much. I am telling you, amazing. Please try it if you love sweet potatoes, love healthy, love good food, love simple. Great dish to take to a party, picnic, grill out.

For some reason I thought I had a picture of these bars but I guess I don't. Oh, well. Super super yummy and so healthy. It's so wrong that they are healthy. I got this recipe from a book about grains called Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way. Great book with really great recipes. If you don't already have a rice cooker I would highly recommend it. Truly. We use ours all the time. This recipe doesn't use one but I am just saying. These bars are called fruit and nut oatmeal bars. So so amazing. Email if you would like the recipe. I will hook you up. Due to copyright laws. I don't believe I can post this. Lots of dried fruit, whole grains, no refined sugars, nuts, orange zest. How can you go wrong.

So I know, I really posted a lot. I feel like there should be more but I guess there isn't. I am making some cupcakes this week for Lucy's second birthday so I will post those after I make them. They come from a recipe from my favorite bakery in the world Sweet Mandy B's in Chicago. Best bakery I have ever been to and I have been to a lot. I have been to them all in New York and this one still takes the cake. No pun intended. Best baked goods I have ever had. Cute shop. I would highly recommend finding it if you are ever in the city. It's sort of tucked away but I am excited to see how the cupcakes come out. Yeah Lucy. You are gonna be two!

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