11 Oct

Some Delicious Dishes

Alternate Title: Shit I Made and Forgot to Blog About

I hardly blog about the food that I make. It seems like I do, but I make so many different dishes that I often forget to blog about them or they get put on the back burner so I can talk about my workout or the cookies that I recently baked.

Here are a few gems that I recovered when purging my SD card of old photos.

Boxty with Caramelized Onions

This recipe is courtesy of my favourite blog, Global Table Adventure. I find myself bookmarking practically one recipe for every country from which Sasha cooks. This recipe hails from Ireland- it’s basically a potato crepe that can be filled with anything you want. That’s what I can versatility.

Boxty

Mise En Place

“Everything in place”. Because I have kickboxing twice a week right at dinner time (6-7pm) getting dinner ready at a decent hour is tough. I use the time I have before class to wash, cut, and measure everything I need for my dish so that it’s all ready to go when I get home. It means making dinner is very fast!

This is the Mise en Place for the delicious White Beans and Cabbage recipe.

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Most Delicious Burrito Ever

. . . if only because I made everything from scratch.

Cilantro Lime Rice – from scratch
Refried beans – from scratch
Pico de Gallo – from scratch
Tortillas – from scratch (!)

Most Delicious Burrito

Yes, I made my own tortillas. I’ll except my ‘housewife of the year’ award right now, thank you.

(note Matt mowing down his burrito in the background!)

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The homemade tortillas. (and they’re almost round too! Bonus points.)

Bigos with Polenta

Technically I didn’t make this at all. The bigos is a sauerkraut and kielbasa stew that my Polish friend’s mom made for me because I raved about how amazing it was the first time I tried it. The polenta was leftovers from the World’s Largest Batch of Polenta.

It’s a little bit of East meets West here. (Eastern Europe meets Western Europe that is)

Bigos with Polenta

The New York Times Plum Torte

I read somewhere that the Plum Torte is the Most Requested Recipe from the New York Times. I thought, Plum torte? Really?

It’s the sort of recipe that I would glaze over and never give a second thought to, but when I heard that so many people love it/make it/request it I felt I had to try it. Plus it sounded like the easiest dessert ever to make.

It was worth it. Seriously.

Plum Torte

21 May

food journal 21/05/11

Today was a weird day when it comes to eating. Even more than a normal Saturday’s unstructured eats.

– I had to skip breakfast because I had to fast for a blood test
– I didn’t have a proper lunch because I spent the day shopping in the States
– My dinner had a bug in it. True story.

So my meals today were mainly liquid or miscellany from the Lebanese grocery stores that I hit up after my bloodwork.

Breakfast:

I went to a couple of Lebanese grocery stores on Wyandotte and every time I go I have to pick up some nougat candies. I didn’t wait until I got home to dig into these babies:

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Once I got home I had half of a giant mountain bread smothered with a mix of equal parts tahini and date molasses. It’s delicious, trust me.

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– Right before I left to go shopping I had a cucumber with sea salt.

Persian cucumber

Lunch

I went shopping with my friend Tina who, thankfully, brought snacks with her. Lunch was a granola bar and an iced coffee from Starbucks (which was unphotographed but looked something like this)

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(source)

Dinner

– It started off with a delicious boxty stuffed with corned beef and cabbage from an Irish pub in Novi. I’ve never had a boxty before and I really really liked it (It’s like a potato crepe!). About 1/3 of the way through it I found a little fly in my veggies and sent the dish back.

Cabbage and Corned Beef Boxty

So dinner ended up being a Magner’s Cider at the pub and a Mill Street Brewery Wit at home.

Magner's Bottle

Mill Street Wit

Workout

Shopping! It’s cardio, I promise.

I got a cardigan (I subscribe to the philosophy that you can never have too many cardigans), an owl necklace, and a pair of earrings from Forever 21. I wore my purchases home because that’s what you do when you live in Canada, shop in the States, and don’t want to pay taxes on what you bought.

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(I wear sunglasses indoors. What?)

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Another method to avoid paying duty is make the customs officer uncomfortable by telling him you bought hundreds of dollars worth of lingerie. Try it.

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The contents of the bag are between me and Victoria.

I’m off to polish off my liquid dinner. Cheers!