Monday, October 08, 2007

Just more cooking!

I host my pics at Snapfish, but lately they have been a pain, so I haven't been able to post pics here, hence no posts. Finally, today, I can post a bit, but some of the pictures just won't show up for whatever reason. Oh well. This was weekly clean out your fridge spicy noodle. Delicious and good and not a stranger to this blog as you all know!
Seitan fajita fixins. I pulled some seitan from the freezer and threw this together. I've used it in a wrap and we will eat it with corn tortillas, fresh salsa and other goodies later on in the week.

Vegetarian vegetable soup, like the canned stuff, but oh so much better for you. Here's the recipe.
Yesterday, I went to a co-worker's house and we cooked up a storm. Unfortunately, I did not take pics of everything, but here is the black bean enchilada bake. It does contain dairy cheese. We made black beans in the pressure cooker and spiced them up with onions, garlic, spices, mushrooms and spinach and topped it with homemade salsa.

This was roasted butternut squash soup with Italian spices and white beans for creaminess. We roasted the onions and garlic along with the squash.
We turned the second half of the black beans into this chili/stew with basmati rice. Beans, corn, onions, garlic, spices, cilantro, lime and some more of the fresh salsa made this terrific.
Not pictures was some Thai Tofu, Broccoli and Sweet potato curry and some whole meal marinara, which used 1 cup of yellow split peas, tons of veggies all pureed into sauce for the freezer. Her freezer is stocked and we had fun hanging out. It's fun making new friends. She is an amazing photographer, and I look forward to going out with our cameras in the future.
Pic of a church from a photo shoot earlier in the week.
How gross does this look? It was sure good though. It was my play on a super quick mutter paneer. I crumbled a bunch of lite tofu and made a super quick saute in a tsp of coconut oil with onions, garlic, spices, ginger, yellow sqash, frozen peas and a quick puree of fresh tomatoes, onions,garlic and cilantro. Topped with a squeeze of lime juice and lot of siracha, this was a pleaser. The kids ate it over rice, but I ate it more like a stew to save calories.
Hummus on low calorie/carb/high fiber mini pitas. These breads only have 40 calories per mini pita. This is my kind of breakfast.
Lentil soup. I love Fall! I just wich soup photographed better.

23 comments:

  1. I love how you casually say "just" some more cooking--and then post all these Bon Appetit quality foodie shots.

    GOH-geous! (Read that in a thick Brooklyn accent)

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  2. um, I agree w/ UV...
    even your "how gross does that look" food pic looks good to me.. I mean really melody.. all of your food and pictures are truly works of art! pat your self on the back and I will be first in line to buy your cookbook!
    take care of yourself
    Julee

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  3. It was worth it waiting for the images to upload, because all the food looks fabulous! Nothing looks gross- the mutter paneer and the lentil soup both look lip-smacking, as do the fajitas. Yum!

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  4. I love "clean out your fridge spicy noodle!" Did you can those jars of soup? If so, how?

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  5. Every time I read your blog, I am overcome with the same thought - I wish I was one of your kids!

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  6. haha yes, I'm in agreement with those who basically said that your definition of "just more cooking" is quite impressive!! wow!! so much goodness here - my favorites would have to be your soups and the seitan fajitas. spectacular food photographs as always :0)

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  7. Another impressive post full of "just" cooking indeed. And what do you mean gross looking? I've used tofu as "paneer" in vegetable korma and it's great!

    Yum!

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  8. Mel it looks awesome! Stop being so hard on yourself LOL. What I wouldn't give to have a hot steaming bowl of soup in your kitchen :)

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  9. Ooh, that black bean stew looks so warm and wholesome. I'd love a big bowl with some fresh hot cornbread right about now! And the lentils looks great. Seriously.

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