Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunflower Seed & Almond Butter


Sunflower Seeds
Olive Oil

Throw seeds, nuts and other gerbil food into the blender. Start grinding while adding oil gradually. At some point, add salt and honey to taste. Continue adding oil until spreadable consistency is reached.

Place in a jar and refrigerate.

Oh, and while cleaning the food processor blade, cut yourself.

No pictures as it's tasty, but looks disgusting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mac n' Cheese n' Chicken too

1 tablespoon cooking oil
1lb chicken breast (two seemed right)
1 small onion, chopped
Seasoning, to taste

1 package of Kraft Dinner
2 cups of vegetables (broccoli is best, but anything works)
2 cups of water
1/4 cup sour cream

Heat oil in pan, add onions, then chicken. Season chicken as you like. Paprika recommended, but salt and pepper work if you have nothing else. Cook chicken until almost done.

Stir in two cups of water and pasta. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in vegetables. Add sour cream and cheese mix. Stir. You may need to turn down the heat and let simmer to reduce the liquid. Tastes good as leftovers for lunch the next day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Spicy Chickpea Hash

I don't really know what to call this, so Spicy Chickpea Hash it is.

You will need:

Harissa Sauce
Fennel Seed
Ground Coriander
Olive Oil

Start two nights before desired serving time. Soak your dried chickpeas for 24 hours. After soaking bring to a boil then place it immediately into the strange insulating thermos-type thing you have for large pots. Allow to cook over night.

Peel, cube and boil some potatoes.

Slice some eggplant.

Admire the pretty chickpeas that don't taste like they've been canned (because they haven't!)

The Harissa Sauce. Spiciness factor: 7

So, in a large pan, heat some olive oil. Add garlic, eggplant and onions. Season a bit with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for a little bit. Add potatoes and chickpeas now as they are already cooked. Stew and reduce with a little bit of milk.

Season with spices, tamari and harissa sauce. Add a bit of water and reduce.

Now eat!

(I forgot the onions)