Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eatins' of Late

Not everything I make seems quite worthy of posting. Most of the time it's just dinner -- and it's someone else's recipe. Someone who has usually already done a lovely job of writing and photographing the results. But I thought it might be alright to share some of the things I've made and enjoyed -- maybe you'll enjoy them, too. Maybe you've already tried these?

1 Egg Salad,
First off, most of what I make comes from I could write a post entirely on how important the site and books are to me and the beauty of Heidi's photos. Then I'd write a post entirely on how really, really good everything tastes. I didn't have an opinion about egg salad before this and now I love it and have to try to not over-do it. The link on her site is actually different than the one in her latest book, Super Natural Every Day, which is even simpler: hard boiled eggs, greek yogurt (I used plain, regular yogurt), dill and salt and pepper. She also suggests (and I love) rubbing garlic on your toast.

2 Leek Soup with Dill Oil,
So good. Really. I added a dollop of plain yogurt to mine; I love that tart kick. At lunch today, I also added diced tomatoes. Cooking from Heidi gives me a sense of freedom to explore that I don't get when I'm working from other recipes. 

3 Oatmeal Rasin Cookie Coffee Cake, Always with Butter
I made this to try out my new (old) bundt pan. I should not have poured all of the batter into the pan, which is obviously smaller than typical pans -- but I did. It therefore came out looking much more like a giant muffin, but every bit as tasty.

4 Pear and Almond Frangipane, Tartelette
I made this for my lovely friend Andrew's birthday. I'd never heard of frangipane before. I love almonds and am excited to add this to my mindgrapes! I don't have a gluten alergy so I made a (half batch) regular pie crust, recipe from Martha.

5 Mushroom Tacos, Super Natural Every Day
This recipe is a combo of the book's black bean and mushroom taco recipes. What I like about having these two mixes on hand is that you can also toss them into eggs in the morning. I like to be able to get a variety of meals from ingredients. One person, cooking for one, means a lot of repetitiveness -- I try to avoid it if I can.

Maybe a Swanson love post is in order?


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