Well my 9 pretty lil lovelies who follow this blog, I apologize for my food flak-a-tude. I say mine because Cheyanne has left me. The pretty lil princess ran off and got MARRIED. She is now a great distance away with her hubby bub. So it is just you, I and my cat.
My new years rez, to start COOKING AGAIN. So lets all follow the motto of Miss Friz, "Get messy make mistakes and.........eat some healthy home made NOMZZZZ.
Happy holidays ya'll!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This is one of my favorite recipes because it's hard to screw up and even meat eaters have said "I can't believe it's not meat!" I even made this for my sisters wedding a few years back and my very carnivorous German family thought I was lying when I told them what they were eating.
(serves 3-4 average people)
-2 large baking potatoes
-341mg canned peaches and cream corn drained (can)
-1/2 cup creamed corn
-170 mg canned peas drained (half can)
-half a yellow onion
-2 cloves garlic
-1/3 cup margarine
-3 tbs olive oil
-tbs Maggi (soy sauce is an okay to, but not as nomz)
-small pack Yves meatless ground round
-1/4 cup soy milk/ or real milk
Start off with pealing,chopping and boiling the potatoes. While that's going on chopped up the onion and mince or crush the garlic. Put those 2 bad boys into a frying pan with the olive oil and cook on low. Constantly stir until onions start to soften. Add peas and fake ground round. Slowly add maggi and teaspoon pepper. Cook on medium heat, constantly stirring. You want to cook this little yumfest till you feel the "meat" has absorbed all surrounding flavours. To check this TAKE A TASTE TEST! Shut them off when you feel ready and leave till later.
DON'T FORGET about the now boiling potatoes, over cook potatoes suck. When your taters are cooked through this is the time to preheat your oven at 325 *F.
Drain potatoes, then add to them margarine, milk, a teaspoon of nutmeg and a tbs of onion powder and garlic salt. Now WHIP IT with an electric beater and WHIP IT real good! Salt to flavor.
-Vegans-if you want to try something edgy whip in 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast to give a cheesier flavor. WARNING: you want to do this before adding your salt and you also might need to add a lil more soy milk so your tators aren't dry like the Sahara.
-Vegetarians- instead of adding milk add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. It's a healthy and tasty way to get a larger dairy serving into your meal.
Now in a small casserole dish first place the layer of "meat" and level it out. Then add peaches corn followed by creamed corn. Top with mashed potatoes, but be sure to spoon over evenly before leveling out because you don't want to be making cream corn moosh. After leveling drag a fork lightly across the top repeatedly to make pretty pattern, then sprinkles with paprika. Bake for 40 minutes.
Friday, January 29, 2010
SUCCESS, it's Strange yet Delicious and full of fibre!
2 large tomatoes
1 chopped yellow onion
minced garlic galore! (yes, galore is a measurement)
tbs Pepper (preferably fresh ground)
2 thinly diced large Carrots
200g thinly diced brown mushrooms
3 diced sticks of celery
tbs brown sugar
3tbs olive oil (just do it!)
250ml(can) red kidney beans (don't drain)
In a blender puree, half a tomato, half a carrot and 1/4 can of beans. Chop the rest of tomatoes for later.
Now. in a big old soup pot throw your oil, onions, half your mushrooms and your garlic ( I used 1 and 1/2 of those giant cloves which is probably around 7 normal gloves). Stir them around and set on low heat. Cook until onions soften and all smells delightful (what the hell is the cooky lingo for that?). Now, here's the easy part add everything else, including puree. Salt to your flavor. Cover and let simmer on low for 45 minutes remember to stir now and then.
Your sauce may appear to "wet" at this point (you shouldn't have gotten her so excited!) but its normal. Uncover and cook on medium heat, stirring a few times a minute. Do this until your sauce has thickened. Serve on the fattest spaghetti noodles you can find!
Enjoy. I know I'm about to!
When Cheyanne returns, she wants me to DIET with her :z, so there will be a nummy low cal veggie dish in the near future.