Monday, June 28, 2010

Scones or Biscuits?

Wait a minute, these scones look just like biscuits!
The name definitely depends where you live in the world.

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Cold grain and bean salads work really well with warm summer days. Additions of spices are limitless, really. Yesterday I chose quinoa, black beans, green onions, cilantro and corn.

According to me (and this Wikipedia entry) Quinoa is a really special "grain" (in quotes because it isn't technically a grain, I learned) because of its intense nutritional value. It's a complete protein with lots of dietary fiber and, when cooked,  it looks like each piece has a cute little tail!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Whole Wheat Flax loaf

 It's been a while since I baked a plain old loaf of bread. Today I had some extra time on my hands (and a loaf of Dave's Killer Bread that is about to be finished), in fact, enough time to make a loaf of sliceable bread for my coming work week.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nontraditionally flavored pizza...

I had a long, hot day at work so I decided to come home and make myself exactly what I wanted when I walked in the door: pizza! It's hard though, because when you walk in the door you don't always have the ingredients for success. Luckily tonight I had red bell, onion, peanut butter and potatoes. Great stuff for a Spicy Thai Pizza.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


 My brother taught me how to make chapati when he visited Portland a couple years ago. He was visiting from Kenya and he taught me how to make chapati the way the Kenyans do. I'm not sure if I still do it the way Alan taught me, I make it every now and again and I always think of him way off in Nairobi where you can get fresh chapo on the street corners in the mornings.

Tempeh Cabbage Wraps

 Crumbled tempeh is a very desireable food for me these days. I made some Tempeh Tuna Salad the other day and liked it so much that I marched right back to the store for some more tempeh to crumble. Cabbage wraps sounded easy but also fancy. Two of my favorite concepts.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet Potato and Pinto Bean Stuffed Tortillas

I made these in honor of a a recent air trip back home to San Diego. Plane flights and airports are always hard when it comes to food. As it is you can hardly get free water and airport food can be fairly pricey and considerably underwhelming. I made these potato stuffed tortillas as a meal for my travels. (Note: These photos don't do justice to how great this meal was.)
In picture above: Two open-face tortillas in the foreground and one finished product in the background.