Sunday, November 13, 2011

::food post::week two

okay so i am starting a food blog...but i still need to make it look pretty so be on the lookout for our new edition to blogging. but in the meantime here's what we ate this week.

acorn squash stuffed with cranberry apple quinoa and a mixed green salad

stuffed acorn recipe from the whole foods website. instead of both kinds of quinoa i substituted trader joes harvest grain mix for the white quinoa

ok so a girlfriend and i started our own dinner swap last year and so she brought us dinner this week. i'm a lame-o and forgot to take a picture of it but it was lentil and rice and spinach curry with flatbread. absolutely delish. if you want recipe i can get it for you. sorry no pic.

butternut squash bisque with mixed green salad and garlic bread

so here's my own recipe::peel squash, cut in half, scoop out the seeds, then dice. chop up one carrot. chop two sweet potatoes. one onion into wedges. and break apart one garlic head leaving the skins on the clove. toss all these in a bowl with some coconut oil (any oil will work) then roast in the oven for 35 mins at 450 degrees or until soft. then throw them all in a blender add one can of coconut milk and about 2 cups of chicken or veggie broth and presto you have yourself a delicious soup. oh ya and i added some curry powder too.

smokey chicken with chirzo and sweet potatoes
this one isn't one i'd feed the kids. this one has some heat which makes it so delish!
this recipe can be found in rachael ray's magazine november 2007. i substituted real meat chirzo with the soy chirzo from traders. (but please don't tell my hubby)

chili and cornbread

chili recipe is my own. 2 cans of pinto beans. 2 cans of kidney beans. 1 can of cannellni beans. 1 large can of diced tomatoes. sauteed ground turkey and one onion together. through all this into my crockpot. i also added 1 packet of whole foods vegetarian chili spice, but you can just add chili powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper to the mix. and for added heat i added one chipotle pepper and a roasted pobalano pepper from dinner from thurs night. but you can do without the pobalano. but the chipotle is my new favorite spice to this chili. the cornbread recipe is from everyday food november 2009. i substituted the buttermilk with coconut milk.

salmon with red quiona and broccoli and a lime ginger yogurt sauce

this recipe is from my quiona 365 cookbook i found at costco. really great recipes in there. pick it up if you have a chance. for the sauce i substituted the sour cream for trader joes plain greek yogurt and the mayonnaise for vegenaise. i sauteed the broccoli in some coconut oil and a little bit of water and then added some chopped garlic and s & p.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

::food post::

okay so thursday night's dinner was a bite of a disappointment. i purchased sweet potato gnocchi from trader joe's freezer didn't turn out well. we dont' have a microwave so we had to cook it on stovetop method. well all the gnocchi's fell apart and were mush...more like mashed sweet potatoes. you'd think it would still be good, which the flavor was, but when you are thinking gnocchi you aren't happy when you are just eating mashed potatoes. anyhow so here's the picture. you try and let me know if it turns out different for you.

sweet potato gnocchi with arugula salad and breadsticks

friday we joined friends at a campfire. so no meal to share. and the rest of the weekend was a fend for yourself kind of weekend. this week i'll share more of what we are eating.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

food blog

so i have a few friends who love to know what we are eating for dinner here at the gibbons household or any new recipes i might have to share. so i've decided to try and keep up with our daily dinner eats. now i might not be able to actually write them all on the blog, but at least i'll get a picture up and some text. some of my recipes are not mine at all. i usually find them somewhere else and then tweak them. and some of our menu consists of the yummy food i might find at trader joes. either way i'll do my best to lead you in the right direction of where to get them.
so hope you enjoy.

heres what we have had this week. minus monday. (forgot to take a picture so no post about it.) but an added bonus of a lunch i made today.

pizza bianca with arugula and mixed green salad
pizza recipe found in everyday food magazine june 2011 issue

here's my little helper

stuffed portobello with mixed green salad
portobello recipe found in everyday food magazine october 2010 issue

steak bites with chimmirri rice

saute steak medallions with minced garlic, salt and pepper. rice is from trader joes freezer section. and flame grilled whole wheat handmade tortillas from tjs as well, buttered.

hopefully i can keep this up. i find it fun. hope you do too!