Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gnocchi heaven!

Spent about 3 hours making gnocchi with Caro. It was quite the adventure.



Here is the recipe we used
http://www.ricardocuisine.com/recipes/4537-squash-gnocchi-with-a-creamy-herb-sauce-


So freakin good, you can't really taste the butternut squash, but it's still heavenly.
We timed this recipe by 4. Before boiling you can freeze the gnocchi individually on pans or plates (for 1-2hrs) and then transfer them into plastic freezer bags. I have 3 bags of them in my freezer, can't wait to dig in.

Update:
Ok so i just unfroze some gnocchis and didn't have all the ingredients from the other sauce so invented my own with what I had. I put in one cut onion, about 5 slices of bacon sliced up, some garlic, a bit of red wine, fresh rosemary and fresh thyme (from my indoor garden :)) 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Avocado and mango salsa

Inspired from a recipe in Bon App├ętit :
 http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mexican-seafood-saut-with-avocado-mango-salsa

-cubed mango (1)
-cubed avocado (1)
-diced tomatoes (to taste)
-cilantro (to taste)
-lime juice (to taste)
-red onions (to taste)
-salt 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jamaican food

Some jamaican treats: plantain, patty, fries, festival! MIAM!!!

Quinoa chicken



http://www.cookwithcampbells.ca/en-ca/Mobile/RecipeDetails.aspx?RecipeID=392&q=chicken

Seafood salad

I've had this salad a couple of times at Milestones and have tried re-creating it a home also.  It'ts the grilled seafood salad:
http://www.milestonesrestaurants.com/dinner.php.
I simply cook some salmon in a pan with olive oil and salt and pepper, sometimes some paprika, boil the shrimp and then toss it with chow mein noodles, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, sometimes mushrooms and then drizzle with olive oil, chardonnay, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Tastes quite similar and is much cheaper then the restaurant one

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Breakfast sandwich!

Breakfast sandwich
Combine
-english muffins
-avocado
-eggs (scrambled or over easy, we've tried both)
-ham or bacon
-iceberg lettuce
-tomatoes

Refreshing summer drink

Mix grenadine, soda water, orange juice and ice!