Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beef Empanada Filling, Brown Rice, Broccoli Salad

>Beef with raisins, broccoli, onions and all kinds of other things
>Brown rice with a dot of tomato sauce
>Broccoli salad

I don't really like beef but my husband does, so we eat it sometimes.

He also makes some bomb cabbage rolls with a similar filling, so it's kinda a cool thing to make a bunch of and save. It freezes well too. So you can make all kinds of beef patties, rolls and casseroles.
Actually the best way to eat this particular meal is probably to just mix all the pieces of it together and go at it. Yea!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oven-Grilled Chicken, Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Salad

>Oven-Grilled Paprika Chicken
>Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
>Brussel Sprouts
>Broccoli & Lettuce Salad

I have been posting a lot of beef/red-meat lately and some not quite up to par with the 'grub a plate philosophy' so...I had to appease it with this plate.

Here is a a recipe I found online for cooking Brussel Sprouts for those who are not quite believers. I haven't followed this yet, but my hubby is all about claiming his superpower recipe (no meat added) to make brussel sprouts not taste like butt juice (okay that probably shouldn't be on a blog about food, but there it is). 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Grub on the Farm!

I found this photo of some food we made at an outside kitchen on a family/friend's farm in Oregon.

I really really really like to cook.

just saying.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Salmon Patties, Rice & Beans, Collards & Chard Salad

>Salmon Patties
>Rice & Beans
>Chard Salad

I got the idea for Salmon Patties from this blog, and because I am extremely horrible at following recipes and 'ain't nobody got time for that' I did not actually follow it, but it served it's purpose and we all loved it, and I think I wanna make this all the time!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Like Babies for Broccoli

My (then) 7 month-old daughter has been really into broccoli these past few days. It's so easy because I can just have her sit in her high chair and she can feed herself from her plate. She also eats super spicy food, which is weird (I think), and sour things. I guess at this age, every sensation is extreme & new anyway, so spicy and sour are just as well. I bought from the Oakland's White Elephant sale one of these heavy baby plates, so it helps reduce (not totally eliminate) the slam-my-plate-and-splatter-everything-everywhere incidents. If she's into the food and wants to eat, it takes her a while before she can slam it all down and pour her food out. But usually if she's into the food, she wont play with the plate too much.

Other things that work well that I don't have to feed her myself and don't make too much of a mess
Roasted Seasoned Potatoes with skin off
Roasted Curry Cauliflower
Bean cakes
Steamed Greens
Fried Eggs
Squash/Sweet Potatoes
Banana & Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Zucchini and Cheese (or no cheese Patties)
Really any patties of veggies you can cook, mush, season and combine and make, so it's soft but they can practice eating actual food by themselves.

Other things that make a mess...but oh well
Oatmeal cooked thick, so enough to pick up with fingers
Steamed Beets

It's cool to be exploring food with a new human!