This last week I mainly ate food I prepared at home. It’s nice to save some money and eat a little bit better. I enjoy cooking, so that is another bonus as well. The dish above is a thai quinoa blend from Costco paired with some spinach, bell peppers, and carrots.
The one dine out in this post is Hard Times Café. If you’ve been reading this series regularly, you know I am already in love with the place. The food is great and the prices are low. I decided to try something different and instead of my regular vegan rancheros, I got the pancake ($3.25!) and a half order of hash browns. Wow. Lots of food for not a lot of money.
We had to raid the bakery case before we left. Spicy chocolate cupcake, raspberry chocolate chip muffins, and a blueberry crumble bar. All were quite good, but I found the added spicy to the cupcake a bit unnecessary.
In the spirit of all things chocolately and breakfasty, I made some chocolate chip pancakes for lunch one day. They were a nice treat.
Since the Indian Cooking Class last week, I was inspired to try to make a carrot chutney recipe. This was my first attempt, I modeled it after my peanut chutney recipe. It was good, but it wasn’t quite right. I will need to experiment a few more times before I get something worth posting for you guys.
Dinner for Laura. A masa corn cake with some homemade guac sitting on a pile of spinach with some black beans and salsa to round it out. It was really good. The flavor of the guac, salsa, and beans with the texture of the corn cake worked out great.
What are the corn cakes? I just mixed masa harina corn flour with some water and salt. Then I cooked them up like pancakes instead of making tamales or tortillas.
Another dinner I made for her was similar, but instead I made some fresh whole wheat bread. I also made some sweet potatoes. I like to bake them in the oven with the skin on for a super lazy approach. Then just peal them when needed. I used the leftover black beans and salsa from above. I ended up mixing everything together again. Yum!
What was your favorite thing you cooked this last week?