Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

Apple Fennel Celery Salad

Sometimes, I love to sit down and read cook books… well, watch, more than read! I just love cookbooks. They are such a great source of inspiration. I wish I had hundreds. But then again, if I had that many, I wouldn’t have time to go through all of them and try those recipes that inspire me. Some of them I really want to try so I tag them with little colored post-its. Tonight’s salad was one of them. However, I had to wait until I was alone to try it because no one here would’ve cared to eat it, really. My daughter doesn’t like fennel or celery and my son hates fruits and/or nuts in salads.

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February 27, 2011

Tortilla Wrapped Blue Cheese Omelet

That was not what was initially planned for tonight, but I was real pooped after yesterday and spending the day organizing the kitchen, so I didn’t really feel like cooking. Mind you, the initial plan wasn’t much more complicated, but just enough to make me change my mind and opt for this one instead. In fact, I was supposed to make that meal yesterday, but given all the food that I had eaten during the day and the time at which I got back home, I ended up not even making supper at all.

This one is so very easy to make, perfect for those busy weeknights, or for those nights when you are alone and cooking only for yourself. It could also be a superb choice for lunch. It’s basically an egg white omelet, wrapped in a multi grain tortilla. I chose to dress mine with a little bit of arugula, toasted pecans and a few crumbles of blue cheese (my favorite combo!) but really, you could do anything you want. The kids don’t care much for arugula and blue cheese, so they chose to go with asparagus and mozzarella. You can just let your imagination go wild. So many different vegetables would go well in there: mushrooms, peppers, green onions, zucchinis, corn, peas, spinach… a few shrimps would be good also, why not?

Really, omelets are so versatile, I just love them! In fact, I had two today. One for lunch, and one for supper. And the one I had for lunch was stuffed with leftover eggplant from the other night’s sandwich and sauce from my tofu broccoli spaghetti. Weird, I know… but it was surprisingly good! How’s that for versatility!

February 27, 2011

Tabouleh (and Birthday Party!)

Theoretically, this entry should’ve been made yesterday. But you see, when I made this tabouleh, it was 8:00 in the morning… At around 9:00 (I was running late, of course!),  I just put it there on the corner of the table, without any other form of ceremony snapped a couple of pictures quick quick and then hit the road only to return very late in the evening. After spending well over 7 hours on the road, my bed was calling me big time and I didn’t feel like downloading pictures and writing a post… I figured the tabouleh would look just as good in the morning!

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