Friday, September 21, 2012

bread and pickle lunch

beautiful foccacia ryan made.  i made the pickled zucchini (via heidi at 101 cookbooks), guess i can have credit for that, i highly suggest you make it too, tasty:

just about the perfect lunch, in my opinion.

make it at home, pad thai

it's hard to move to a new place.  you start to miss your usual favorites.  after some disappointing thai take out in salt lake, ryan made this for me!  homemade is always better anyway!  i call it, "ryan's famous pad thai", and i'm not sad anymore.  next up pho? 

peanut oil, for sautéing 
1 lg. shallot, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 package rice noodles, soaked in warm water till beginning to soften
1 block super firm, pressed tofu, in matchsticks
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons tamari
1 teaspoon ground chili powder
2 tablespoons tamarind pulp mixture (dissolved into 1/4 cup water with 1 tablespoon pulp)
bean sprouts, to your liking
scallions, sliced
white pepper, to taste
lime wedges, to serve
thai basil, sliced for the top
peanuts, toasted and crushed

it's simple too!  heat oil in a pan. toss in shallot and garlic, quick sauté, then tofu, till browning.  Add noodles and saucy ingredients: sugar, tamari, chili powder, tamarind, 2 minutes.  Toss in the sprouts, scallions, pepper.  serve topped with basil, a squeeze of lime, more chili powder if you so desire, and crushed peanuts!  also i would suggest an imperial ipa, you'll be happy for sure.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

eat the bread!

finally an article that addresses all my concerns and worries about why people think they can't have bread. sad.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

house bloody mix

we made some bloody marias and michaladas for our "saturday morning". 
they were delicious!  good for you too, i would like to think... look at all those tomatoes! perfect morning pick-me-up!

Monday, June 11, 2012

classic northwest.

4oz of greeny goodness.  dry hopping the imperial black ipa today with cascade and amarillo. i'm particularly excited about this guy.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

here are a few shots of a recent dinner we had on a little weekend campout. 

white beans, crispy onions, apple sage field roast sausage, oyster mushroom, and asparagus cooked tin foil dinner style, being that we forgot the cast iron... worked out quite brilliantly though i must say.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

finally some tasty indian food!

just a few shots of some really tasty indian food we made in our own kitchen!   mixed vegetable coconut sambar, lemon rice, and ginger garlic naan. in the sun. yes!