Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chocolate Pecan Scones

Sorry to torture anyone.
*gasp* Alright, you can tell it's a beautiful day, right?--the blue sky is reflected in the glossy, warm, un-ordinary chocolate-coffee sauce. Mmmm:)
It's the perfect scone.
It was . . . amazing, that first bite. And all the ones that followed, till the whole, delicious, chocolate-coffee drizzled thing was fully consumed.
Yep, you can kinda tell we use whole-wheat flour, but gosh it turns out awesome either way.
Now, the dear Leanna was the wonderful lady to post this recipe first of all, and I am so glad, because the world has been made a better place. One of these on the plate in front of you, still warm, and world peace is possible.
So... thank you, Leanna. 
*sighs again*
Now, listen. I never sigh over food, do I? So go on and copy this down and scoot your booty into that kitchen and make 'em. 
Hop over here to get the recipe... You know you want it. ;)

Lentil Stew

It comes in handy to have a camera and use it amidst those normal everyday adventures. 
Like cooking.
Lentils are generally not my forte, but in this case, vegan suits me just fine for one meal. (huge smile and waves to all the vegan lovelies out there)
There are two lentil recipes we have tried for our family, and this one is the best so far.
First of all: lentils. This time we had green ones, a good bit in bulk --haha, 5lbs.
I used 4 cups of water and 2 cups of these. But that's a meal and a half for a family of 9.
So maybe...split it in half, and you can freeze what you don't eat.
Then....ya want probably 6 peppers, all diced up. That's for our regular recipe, once again.
It's not that hard to halve it in your head, is it?
'Kay. Just checking. I mean, I don't like math either, but this isn't that difficult;)
Here's the recipe. That's Anna's handwriting and commands this time.
So. That's about 6 carrots, medium to large size. I sliced them longways into quarters, then chopped them like normal. Ya wanna let them mingle in some olive oil with those peppers.
Oh, yes, and don't forget a nice-sized onion, too. Dice that thing up.
Okey-dokey. Then, two things of chicken broth (or, probably any of your favorite broth would work) ...32oz each, these are.
Alright now...this is what it'll look like after a while steaming together. Make sure you salt this stuff enough, otherwise you'll just taste.....lentils. Ew. (laughs)
Pour in your lentils.
And yes. Your whole 64 ounces of broth gets poured in right about now, too.
Again, do the math for yourself.
Now before you turn the burner up to medium-high and leave it alone, pour these in. :)
Now you can turn up the heat...but don't completely forget about it:)
Now, toast your bread, a piece or two for everyone, and if you do it right, it might turn out half as well, good-lookin' and yummy as mine:

(Psh, don't trip over my sarcasm, I'm just kidding. Not that conceited about my culinary creations.)
Mmmmmm. Now, let me tell you. It tastes as good as it looks, if not better (well, depending on your train of thought, alright?;)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Potato Broccoli Curry

Take a few/several bunches of broccoli, chopped in bite-sized little-tiny bunches, and steam them in a pan. I did 'em in a drizzle of olive oil with a bit of water. 
Next, dice up some cooked potatoes. If you want to, peel them. We don't have picky eaters, so I left the skins on. Then...throw those potaters in with the broccoli, IN a big pot. Then sprinkle curry powder over that, don't worry, it takes quite a bit to actually taste the flavor, and let me tell you. Don't let the look of this fool you. It's good. Add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, too. When Rachel walked in the kitchen and heard what I was making, she made a gross face. But she ended up sneaking bites later, ya know? 
*sigh* What can I say. It turned out good. 
Then after the curry powder, while the stove is still warming it all, salt it good...and pour in one can of coconut milk. It's amazing. You don't even taste the coconut milk. It's funny. But that's what I looooove about curries. At least, the ones we've made so far;)