Thursday, February 27, 2014

Recipes I tried in February

Salmon Dinner for One
I made this for two, and it worked just fine. I didn't have spinach or capers on-hand, but it still tasted amazing. And so freaking easy to make and clean up. Definitely a repeat.

Spanish Rice
I love this kind of rice with beans. It's a great recipe; just don't do what I did and use brown rice. Big no-no. Brown rice takes FOREVER to cook.

Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Anchovies, and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs
Ooohhhh mmyyy gooooddd. Yummy in my tummy. This recipe is a little more detail-oriented, but the taste is worth it. The anchovies are just game-changers.

A great way to eat green beans; I prefer this way to steamed... yuck!

Spaghetti Limone Parmeggiano
Ha, my blog Genevieve featured this recipe on her blog awhile ago, and I finally tried it out. Because I'm kind of obsessed with lemon flavored pasta. 

Roasted Cauliflower
Mmm delicious. IMO, doesn't need cilantro or lime or cumin seeds (who has time to toast and grind cumin seeds?!)

Lemon Rosemary Vegetable Stack with Lentils
I was definitely more open-ended with this recipe, but when I have time, I'm willing to follow it to a T. Because it's just so gorgeous looking. I actually just roasted regular potatoes. And cooked my lentils in chicken stock because it adds more flavor. And I didn't do the horseradish and maple vinaigrette because I don't have a blender. Also, I would never add black olives as a garnish. It doesn't need them! There's already so many flavor components going on. The lemon rosemary on the thinly roasted potatoes... Ugh, so good.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
I didn't have panko crumbs for this recipe, so I just used regular bread crumbs. I don't know if it was that or my dinky microwave oven, but they didn't turn out golden-brown like in the picture. Oh well, I'm willing to try again.

Nonno Consuelo's Bolognese Sauce
No picture, because it's an old recipe on Bon Appetit dot com. I want to find the best bolognese sauce recipe and then use it forever after. This wasn't the one. It was just so basic; there wasn't a comforting wow-factor in it. Oh well, try try again.

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