I love good food.
I love making good food. Mostly, just because I love eating it.
That is all.
I made this for the Artist. All his favourite toppings and sauces.
A view from the other side to see more of the layers.
Brushetta topping to toss with a pasta dish.
I didn’t make this, but bought it for $1. So good. Nice and warm, and healthy. Whole grain grain bread, provolone, chicken breast, spinach, loads or green pepper, onion, and black pepper. No condiments or sauce- yuck.
I am not a condiment girl. I don’t like most of them. I like sweet chili sauce sometimes on my chicken nugget, or plum sauce. But mostly I like nothing 🙂 Especially on sandwiches! The closest I get to a condiment is a smear of pesto or hummus.
Apples are in season 🙂
Love the size!
My ideas for apple-cooking-and-baking so far include: Apple crisp and apple cheese danishes- the Artist’s favourites. Apple cake with caramel topping- a new recipe I would like to try. Apple chips- something I have never had before. Caramel apples- my Halloween day treat. Applesauce- unsweetened to use as a sugar substitute in baking. Apple cider- but I don’t have cheesecloth, and the recipes I like so far call for that.
I think I might need more apples haha. I don’t know if I will get to all of these or not.
Some apple sauce to start:
Home made snack mix. Shredded wheat, almonds, Grape Nuts, peanuts, a spoonful of canola, flax, seasonings and spices. Toasted nicely in the oven.
This turned out pretty good. Maybe next time I will skip the flax, it didn’t stick to everything as well as I had hoped. Maybe less seasonings too, I think I over did it a little. Less is more for this recipe I think.
Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits- see my Copycat Recipe blog about these 🙂
The Artist wasn’t feeling well, so I made him a hot breakfast. He asked for cream of wheat. It smelled so good when I was making it. I had to have a bite. But then, as always, I quickly remember that the smell is deceiving because it tastes like nothing. Mushy nothing.
I made these next, and tried a new recipe. Bad idea. They turned out too cakey. Not moist enough. But the Artist had no problem loading them with ice cream and caramel sauce.
Dark chocolate covered pretzels- not healthified haha.
Roasted pork with carrots and onions, edamamme, and cous cous taboule with fresh mint from our plant 🙂 My FAVOURITE way to have cous cous.
Roasted chickpeas with some herbs and spices for a crunchy, and extremely delicious snack.
Pesto chicken, grilled red pepper and onion, and low fat mozzarella on a toasted bun. BEST sandwich of life.
Baked chicken and orzo mediterranean inspired flavours. AMAZING dish.
Homemade granola bars- tried to make them with chocolate protein powder….I didn’t like the texture, and they didn’t turn out too good. Definitely need to play with this one.
Ravioli stuffed with cheeses and tossed in pesto. These raviolis are from Costco, and are fresh pasta that gets frozen- SO GOOD!
Plantain chips- thick cut with a knife and roasted in the oven with canola oil- the worst way!
Cut with a mandolin and roasted with canola in the oven- they are ok, the taste of the oil comes through.
Cut with the mandolin and used my Chipster- the best way! No oil or anything, just plantains and a pinch of salt. Delicious! Super healthy, crunchy, and tasty.
Substituted banana and applesauce for sugar, and used chickpeas, no flour, and even melted chocolate chips on top in a thin layer, and still only 4g of sugar and low carbs per generous serving 🙂 I call them “banana muffin squares”.
Whole wheat pasta with kale, baked chicken, onions, and asiago sauce (just asiago melted and thinned with milk). I don’t like kale, check out my “done with kale” blog post! I prefer spinach.
I am going to try a healthfied version of homemade butterfingers later 😉