Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers

Super easy to put together, feel fancy, and taste delicious.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/blue-cheese-and-walnut-crackers-recipe/index.html

Cream 1/2 stick butter and 4 ounces blue cheese (I had gorgonzola), and 3/4 cup flour, salt and pepper. Add 1/2 tbsp water and combine. Form into a log. I didn't even use an egg wash. The dough was slightly sticky, so I just covered it with chopped walnuts. Covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for about half an hour. Then sliced and baked at 350 for about 20 mins. (I used my toaster oven, and this measurement was just perfect). Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Broccoli, Sweet potato, mushroom bowl

Inspired from here:
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/10/miso-sweet-potato-and-broccoli-bowl/#more-10867

I steamed (instead of roasting) 1 big head of broccoli (sliced stems), 2 small white-flesh sweet potatoes (cut in medium size pieces, from H-mart), and 1 head of Meitake Mushrooms (Yum!). For the dressing: I blended 2 tbsp red miso (that's the one I had on hand, original calls for white) + 1 tbsp Almond butter +  rice wine vinegar + toasted sesame oil + olive oil + honey +  fresh ginger + gresh garlic. Blend. Makes fantastic dressing.

Assemble: lettuce + veggies + dressing + toasted sesame seeds. Next time, I'll do it with rice or something. Seriously good stuff.