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Unemployed Cooking- Week 7

Posted by kathleenerindavis on September 28, 2009

So week six we were out of town at a wedding, riding rollercoasters, and visiting my family, so I didn’t make dinner. But here’s a cute picture of me and my nephew Andrew.

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But last night I was back to cooking. I had a really great sandwich at this place a few weeks ago and decided to try to recreate it.  It was an Apple, Brie and Tempeh sandwich.

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it’s very yummy, but kind of explains itself (slice up the thing and put them in a sandwich), so I won’t put up a recipe.

With it I made this salad I’ve made for many an occasion.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 11/2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 5-oz bag mixed baby greens
  • 2 ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped

Directions

Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil. Toss everything together in a bowl.

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Unemployed Cooking- Week 5

Posted by kathleenerindavis on September 14, 2009

I did  a 55+ mile bike tour yesterday, and can’t believe that I was still awake to make Mark dinner. I had made these enchiladas two years ago for a dinner party and remember them being tasty and not that hard to make. The recipe is from my giant Vegetarian Cookbook (found on the street). I had given it 4 out of 5 stars the first time I made it, this time I had to downgrade it to 3 1/2 or maybe even 3 stars. Maybe it was the fatigue, but it seemed like a lot more work and the results weren’t as tasty. Below is a scan of the recipe (hopfully at a high enough resolution to read) It claims to take 30 mins of prep time, but I think with all the chopping it was more like 45+ in additon to 35 mins of cooktime. This week we are going to a wedding in OH and to visit my family in MI, so there might not be a week 6 unemployed cooking installment, but  don’t fear, I’ll be back with a yummier recipe for week 7  (unless of course I manage to get a job)…

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Blueberry-Banana Bread

Posted by Hilary on September 11, 2009

This is a recipe I spotted on another food blog and have been waiting to try. The recipe itself can be found here: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/06/blueberry-banana-bread.html

I won’t rehash the whole recipe, since I followed this one precisely. It calls for agave nectar, which you will see in a lot of strict vegan recipes used as a sweetener in place of sugar (often not considered vegan as it’s commonly filtered with bone char) and honey (strict vegans don’t eat honey ’cause of the whole bee thing). I tend to use sugar sold as evaporated cane juice to solve this problem, but I keep agave on hand as well, and used it for this recipe.

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Though I probably never would have thought of it myself, blueberries make an excellent addition to banana bread. A lot of mine tended to congregate at the bottom of the bread, but the taste was not compromised!

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Unemployed Cooking Week 4: Birthday Week!

Posted by kathleenerindavis on September 9, 2009

Last week was Mark’s birthday week, there were events and excitement everyday including a trip to Six Flags and a BBQ in my backyard. The food highlight however was my cooking a key lime pie. I got the recipe from a mutual friend, and made a few mistakes along the way. The first of which being there is a difference between limes and KEY limes, and it turns out not a lot of stores carry key limes. After buying 10 regular limes and learning my mistake I ended up traveling to the Whole Foods in Manhattan at 10pm on a Sunday night to get key limes and a juicer.

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But it was worth it. The pie turned out perfectly. And according to Mark it was “the best food I’ve ever tasted”

Best Key Lime Pie Ever

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice (squeezed from the limes, no cheating with the bottled stuff)
  • Whipped cream
    • For crust:
      Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter and stir until crumbs are moist. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Bake crust until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool crust completely. Maintain oven temperature.
    • For filling:
      Whisk sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks in medium bowl to blend. Squeeze the limes, then add lime juice and whisk until blended. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake pie until filling is set, about 18 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate pie overnight.
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