Saturday, April 24, 2010

end of the school year

second year is done! woo! crazy happy and sad all at the same time.
i've been trying to get rid of all the food in my cupboard so i havent made anything great this past week. right now im eating rice with peanut butter and leftover hummus mmm. it got pretty busy in the last few weeks but here are some simple recipes i've made!
salads are easy to make quickly and healthy!

grape apple salad:


1-2 cups of baby spinach/mixed greens
1 apple, chopped into cubes. don't remove the skin its good for you!
1 cup grapes, stems removed and sliced in half

for the dressing:
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp dijon/spicy mustard

delicious! the honey makes it nice and sweet!

tahini-chickpea salad

1 1/2 cups of chickpeas, cooked (you can use canned if you must..)
handful of baby spinach/mixed greens

3 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

i cant really remember what else i put in here, if anything. try it with mustard or garlic? whatever, it will be delicious anyway!

spring rolls with hot and sour sauce served with quinoa salad with peppers and cheese

i got some spring rolls from an asian grocery store. the woman made them fresh there and they were SO good. vegetarian too! i just cooked them in the oven until they were done.

for the hot and sour sauce:
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp lime juice
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp chili flakes
just mix those together, it makes a great dipping sauce!

for the salad:
1 cup quinoa, cooked (you boil it)
2 cups baby spinach/mixed greens
1/4 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cheese, cubed (i used cheddar but if you had like, goats cheese or feta it would rule)

and the salad dressing:
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
black pepper, to taste
maybe 1-2 tbsp of hot mustard? i forget.

it was yummy :)

home made pasta sauce!

a little more complex but so worth it!

• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 ½ onion, chopped
• 2 carrots, chopped
• 5 cloves of garlic
• 3-5 tomatoes, diced
• ½ cup diced red/orange peppers
• 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
• 2/3 cup water or stock
• 1 box of whole wheat spaghetti or other pasta (i had egg noodles)
• 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp chili flakes

1. Heat oil in frying pan, fry up the onions and carrots
2. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and stock. Simmer for 10mins, stirring occasionally. Add Italian seasoning, oregano, and chili flakes and stir in.
3. Cook pasta according to instructions on box
4. Pour the tomato mix into a blender and puree.
5. Put sauce back into the pan and stir in the chicken. Bring back to a boil and simmer for 10mins until chicken is cooked.
6. Serve over pasta. Garnish with grated cheese and fresh basil.

1 comment:

  1. wo epic post you must be a god or something