Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stuff I Ate

Warning: I am about to unload upon you a massive backlog of photos that I have been meaning to share for weeks, or even months! Some of these are just photos of wing-it stuff that I whip up quickly and without a recipe, so you can see what happens behinds the scenes when I'm not making blog food. I must warn you, it's not very exciting food. Also, a few of these photos are of recipes that I've been working on for a while.

I've been eating a lot of these simple lettuce salads with roasted chickpeas. Croutons schmoutons!

Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Lots of roasted broccoli and cauliflower with saucy nooch. Or noochy sauce.

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Saucy Nooch

Green beans and mushrooms with toasty sliced almonds.

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Almonds

This was a quick dish of Yukon gold potatoes, (leftover) caramelized onions, and spicy vegan sausage.




This is one I've been working on. It's farfalle with a broccoli/cashew sauce. It needs a bit of work still. I know it may not look too bad, but it was a bit bland. And basil did not work with this at all. *Basil FAIL* But bow ties are cool!




Southwestern quinoa bowls. Super simple with onion, green pepper, fresh tomato, frozen corn, and black beans. The quinoa is not suspended in the air, it's just that the white bowl blends with the white napkin on which it is sitting. Well done, me!




Another one I've been working on. These are whole wheat chocolate-hazelnut cookies made with olive oil. The recipe is almost ready to be shared with the world!


One of Mr. Wing-It's favorite flavors is anise. This was a small batch of coconut-anise cookies and it's probably ready to be shared, but I have only made these once and I'd like to bake them at least one more time before I unleash them upon you.




Shortbread buttons with chocolate filling and rolled in shredded coconut. My favorite type of cookie!




And finally these were my failed attempt at making a cutesy batch of cookies inspired by a certain TV show that I love. I won't tell you what the show is until I make these again. Hopefully next time I will nail them. If you can guess what the TV show is you get 5,000 internet points! These are only two of the characters, and the hair styles are the biggest clues. Actually, you get 100,000 internet points if you guess. I'm pretty confident that the house will win this one.




Speaking of disheveled. I shall leave you with a picture of one of our back yard robins, who neglected to groom those tatty chest feathers. Also looks rather grumpy. How dare I photograph her in that state?!


12 comments:

  1. Hello, lots of deliciousness! And a cute bird, as always :)

    I know I'm totally wrong on the tv show guess; but is it Big Bang Theory?

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  2. So much deliciousness!
    I also thought Big Bang Theory, though I don't actually watch it. And I am guessing that is not it. But something about it reminder me of it.

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  3. It isn't Big Bang Theory, but that was probably a really good guess because the one cookie's hair does look like Howard's. They probably look more like Howard than the character they're actually supposed to look like! :D

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  4. Two votes for Big Bang Theory! That is extra confirmation that my cookies look nothing like the characters from the *other* show. I will really need to work on these! :)

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  5. I should know better than to read your blog when I'm hungry. mmmmmm Sausages and potatoessss!

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  6. Sausage and potatoes is like the peanut butter and chocolate of the savory world. Amirite or amirite?

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  7. I *know* I'm wrong, but the more I look at the grumpy cookie the more he reminds me of Andy from Little Britain!

    "I want that one".

    No points to Griffendor!

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  8. That would have been an excellent guess! Similar hair styles, eh? You still get points for trying, even though you already know who these guys are supposed to be! :D

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  9. Wait so what's the tv show then? Please divulge the secret! haha.

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  10. I will divulge the secret via Facebook private message. You must be sworn to secrecy, or something a bit less dramatic :)

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  11. OK, I'll spill the beans now because we all know that procrastination is going to keep me from making a proper version of these. The show is Derek, and the cookies are *supposed to be* Derek (smiling) and Dougie (grumpy)

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