Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pan-fried Trout

with leftover brown rice and amaranth, and sauteed sprouts and shiitakes. I almost didn't make that vegetable combo, even though we all love it, because I wasn't sure I could face recording it here yet again. I promise to get interested in other vegetables sometime soon.


of farro with Aerogarden herbs and raw milk cheddar on top. With roasted cauliflower.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lamb Chops

broiled, with sauteed sprouts and shiitakes, and brown jasmine rice with amaranth seed.

Crab Cakes

It is wonderful when dinner harmonizes the way last night's did: each piece a note that happened by chance to turn out perfectly, all together a chord to make one weep. Or eat big, as I did. We had the crab cakes with fried cheese grits (left over from breakfast) and roasted sprouts and shiitakes. For dessert we had zucchini bread that was kind of a mess, but still mighty tasty. The flour blend was white whole wheat and amaranth. My mistake was forgetting that whole grain flours absorb a lot more moisture than refined flours; since I was using as my base a recipe designed for cake flour, this was a big problem in the finished batter (way too tight). Still though, as I say, tasty: hard to mess up a spicy quick bread.

Friday, February 19, 2010


still in effect. Forgive me if my posts are beginning to sound like Twitter updates. Hey, are you having as much fun watching the Olympics as I am?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bean Soup

Made with borlotti beans, vegetables, and country ham bone. I had it over farro, and it was all probably delicious, but I have a cold and can't taste anything so I can't be sure.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


last night, and a work dinner tonight. Back to regularly scheduled cooking on Wednesday, on which night I will try farro for the first time. A new whole grain! This could be big.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Banana Bread

And Valentine's Day wishes! The flour blend in this loaf is white whole wheat, amaranth, and coconut. Mmmm, good for you.


with cumin and garlic. With brown basmati rice (cooks as fast as white rice!) and sauteed sprouts and shiitakes. I'll have the whole thing all over again for lunch today and expect it to be even better.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Broiled Salmon

with brown basmati rice and roasted cauliflower and shiitakes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar

I have a feeling it's going to be in 2010 what coconut oil was in 2008: my new cure-all wonder ingredient. Having read one internet article on the subject, I'm now convinced that raw, unpasteurized, unfiltered vinegar is the key to everything. I'll let you know how it goes.


Took the cold remains of last night's pasta, vegetables, and steak, threw them in a skillet and reheated. Delicious!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whole Wheat Fettuccine

with sauteed brussels sprouts and shiitake mushrooms; with leftover skirt steak.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This and that

leftover rye and cauliflower dressed with vinegar for me. Sounds and smelled disgusting, but was tasty. I garnished it with resolutions to get back to the gym.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Skirt Steak

broiled, with rye berries and spinach.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fried Chicken

with brown rice and orange cauliflower.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fried Grits

Cold sliced cornmeal grits fried in butter, topped with parmesan. We had them with sauteed shredded sprouts and roasted red peppers.

Happy Birthday

Big number six. It was a very happy day.