On a recent trip to Mitsuwa I found this in the frozen section and thought I would give it a try! I have no idea what it is called but it had an eggy consistency with minced pieces of squash inside. There wasn't an english description about how to cook it so I cooked them in udon soup. Delicious!
Let me start by saying that quinoa is amazing and I'm a little obsessed with it right now. Not only is quinoa super easy to cook, it also has a ton of health benefits because it contains all 9 essential amino acids, iron, calcium, fiber, magnesium and copper. Even though quinoa has the texture of a grain, it is actually a seed! I've been making this salad with rainbow quinoa kale, red cabbage, heirloom tomatos, olives, artichokes and avocado topped with a light dressing. Makes a delicious and I feel great after eating it.
Making this baked pasta healthier by adding in veggies made me not only feel better but it was tastier too! I replaced my usual meatballs or meat based sauce with spinach and fontina chicken sausage (which I cooked with onions before adding them to the pot.) I also included leftover roasted veggies from the night before (sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts) with a whole bushel of kale. It was delicious!
Whenever I cook at home, I try to make healthy meals. Here's a snapshot of a recent dinner- chicken and artichokes with lemon. With a side of green beans and rosemary roasted roasted potatoes it was a perfect meal.
A friend recently made me a beautiful homemade dinner with roasted veggies and it inspired me to do the same! I mixed together carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and sweet potato. I love how the veggies caramalized and I couldn't help but wonder why I don't make this at least once a week!
I love the products from Stonewall Kitchen. My family has been purchasing their specialty goods for years and we've even visited their store and cafe in Maine (if you're ever in the area I highly recommend going!) Here's a shot of pancakes I made from their Farmhouse Pancake And Waffle Mix, they are fluffy and irresistible. I made a side of fresh blackberry butter to top it off.
I love the products from Flour City Pasta (here's what I did for my last meal with their pasta.) I find that flavored pastas have a way of really sprucing up a standard meal. I recently tried their Wild Mushroom Fettuccine and instead of using a sauce, I sauteed maitake mushrooms in a little olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Topped with cheese, dinner was a success!
Salmon is one of my favorite meals to cook, it's healthy and very easy to make. I marinated the fish in soy sauce and rice wine and sprinkled them with a touch of seaweed flakes and sesame seeds. Then I slowly cooked the salmon at 250 degrees for thirty minutes. Served up with steamed edamame, it was a perfect meal.
This soup is so simple to make! I simply boiled carrots and butternut squash together. Then I whipped them up with fresh ginger and chicken stock into my Vitamix. Seasoned with salt and pepper, dinner was served in no time.
I've been obsessed with my Vitamix and have been whipping up smoothies daily! I'm still experimenting with recipes but I've fallen in love with green smoothies. This one is a mixture of spinach, asian pear, kiwi and water.