Saturday, February 19, 2011

Whats been cooking?

I have been cooking, somehow once again I missed taking pictures of a lot of the meals I made.  Next week I will aim to take a picture of everything I cook for dinner.

I cook a lot of chicken.  I eat chicken most days of my life.  I don't actually love chicken.  This week  I did not cook any chicken! 

Here is what I did make:

Shrimp Scampi:

This picture is screaming for color, we ate it with asparagus and spinach salad, apparently I should have taken the picture of all the food the table.

Shrimp with pasta is one of my favorite things and is a my pre-long run meal of choice.  I made this in preparation for my 21 mile run.

Here is how I make it. While pasta is cooking put butter, olive oil, and garlic into a pan and cook for a few minutes.  Add shrimp to the pan as well as some lemon zest, lemon juice, and a little white wine if you have some open.  It will only take a few minutes for the shrimp to turn pink, then add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss with the shrimp and sauce. Top with Parmesan and serve (maybe add some parsley for color but it tastes good as is).

Miso Maple White Fish:
Mix miso, maple syrup, sake, and a touch of sesame oil.  Taste it, it tastes good, a little sweet and little salty, a little something extra from the sake.  This sauce would be good on just about anything, if you are not a fish eater try it on tofu or chicken or other meat.

 I like it best on white fish. I make a little packet with foil and pour the sauce on, sometimes a add a touch of butter on each piece of fish.  The I seal up the little pack of goodness and bake.  I normally serve it with brown rice and veggies, this time I used couscous. This meal is a hit for my whole family.

Butternut Squash, Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup:

Taking help from the store with pre-cut butternut squash and using white beans I had frozen made this soup quick and healthy. Thanks Erin for the inspiration.

A few more meals I made but did not get pictures of:

Warm Asian Noodle Salad:
I cooked bell peppers, onion and carrots with a bunch of spinach, made whole wheat spaghetti, then cooked it all together with Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (available in the refrigerated produce section).

Italian Sausage and Veggie Soup:
This is Taylor's favorite soup and she had been asking for it all week, it is good, easy and healthy how can I say no to that.

Here is what is in it: Italian turkey sausage, carrots, zucchini, onions, tomato paste, chicken broth and pasta.   I have an actual recipe I typed up for Rob to make a work, let me know if you want it.

We went out with friends on night we had drinks and appetizers before we went out.

Here is what I made:

Spicy Shrimp with lemon and garlic:

Shrimp, garlic, butter, parsley and lemon roasted.  Serve with bread to soak up the sauce.  So good, not low calorie at all, but a few shrimp wont hurt.

Baked jalapeno poppers: cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon (I wrapped around half of them because while I don't eat bacon I don't think that everyone should suffer), served them with corn tortillas. (sorry no picture)

Two decadent appetizers done in less then 20 minutes, served with chilled bubbly, how could you go wrong.

What are you cooking this week? 


1 comment:

  1. i made that meal at work and the guys loved it, THX BABE