Tuesday, May 10, 2011

what am I eating right now?

cooked cereal, various kinds from the bulk food isle.
kinda funny I have a memory associated with that. my mother trying to do her best, getting me some granola from the bulk food bin so I would stop passing out at school from hunger.
can't remember eating it strange...
so wheat germ, oat bran, and mixed 7 grain cereal.
oat milk in a box.
hemp protein powder (I live on the stuff any more)
simple warm and good for ya.
easy to eat, easy to puke!
(that is a prime consideration these days)
in the morning I will put the cold cereal in a blender and add nuts(cashews and pistachio's) more hemp powder, and more oat or coconut milk.
the cereal is better cooked as I added it uncooked this am and was very bitter.
so that is what is is my stomach right now. Night!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

F$cken February!

welcome to my latest post. haven't posted in a while and thought it was about time to. if you are having problems with the title read the post on my main blog dated today and you will see what I mean, but this is a cooking blog so we will talk about that.

I cook cause it makes my heart sing. It makes me feel like I can take care of my family, I don't feel neglected when I cook. I feel like I am attached to the world when I cook. it is important, and a necessary thing. we all need to eat, and most of us like to eat well. I know I do. Too well in fact...
so I made 1/2 a dozen loaves of blueberry/mango/orange bread. lets go over the recipe.
one whole box of basic muffin mix 80 oz
eggs, orange juice and mango juice( costco had a killer deal on there mango juice blend, I went today before noon just missed all the crowds, and got to sample allot of things, like my yummy veggie burgers, that are sitting in the freezer calling my name, and more cheese that I could wrap around my head! I am a "OHH that was good lets try it at home just tweak this and this")
it says 5 cups of liquid, I guess they want water, oh well...
it is far more than 5 cups all told. and frozen blueberries. Just Tons of them =P.
(and I don't know how to cook small it makes 6 good size loaves.)

so you whisk the eggs until they are mixed, then you add juice ( I never measure it I know it takes allot) of both kinds (PS get the juice with pulp in it.)
add the blueberries. then add the muffin mix, have a really big bowl, and a strong stirrer.
mix until well mixed and moist to your liking. fill loaf pans 3/4th of the way full and bake at 350 till tester comes out clean... 45 to 50 minutes. I bake 3 loaves at a time, and it takes more like 1 hour 5 minutes, watch them though they can burn really quick.
and you end up with what J and CT call love! they can always tell when I love them I give them loaves of bread. and this is what you end up with.

they taste better than they look, and they are AWESOME!
now on to the Crockpot and what is in it.

that is my new 7 qt red crock pot.
it is is fresh broccoli, asparagus, onion, red potatoes, baby bok choy, bacon(of course), spices like basil, cumin, nutmeg, pepper, and whatever else you like. top with water. and I put some pork rib meat in it. the ribs were on sale! for super bowl weekend, coated with BBQ sauce, which I don't like, at all so I washed it off with water and took all the meat off of the bones. it went in the soup. sit and let it cook until it is done, my room and the rest of the building smell wonderful! it watches it's self and you end up with something great. there are thousands upon thousands of different recipes that you can use. you can make dessert in a crock pot! I love this.
it is huge, filling and will feed many, many people.
so I have had my cooking fix for the day and you know what? my day is better for it. the people I love will have warm full bellies, on a very cold night where we are expecting -10 to -15 below, it is a lovely thing.
thanks for reading.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


the turkey got eaten before I could take pictures. next time!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Yes, Virginia, there is a turkey under all that good stuff!,

Yes, Virginia, there is a turkey under all that good stuff!

now, There is a turkey and corn bread stuffing, in all those wonderful veggies. corn bread stuffing:
make corn bread, I like Marie Calendar?? I put whole corn, basil and eggs in with it and bake it, sometimes I will put chesses in it. not this time. then I sauté bacon, leeks, onions, celery, sun dried tomatoes, fennel, mushrooms and whatever else I feel it needs at the time. add cheese at the end let sit and cool. take the corn bread and crumble it really fine and to veggie mix. add chicken broth or any broth will work, and butter mix well by hand.
set to cool. take turkey and rinse it, WELL!
stuff and I put mine breast down in the pan. add basil, onions, olive oil, fennel. peppers, garlic and spices I like nutmeg, cumin and paprika.
tie bag and cut 3 small silts in the top of the bag.
bake at 350 for 3 1/2 hours or so. take it out of the fridge an hour before baking to get it to more like room temp and the oven doesn't have to work so hard, and saves energy!

de-bone and serve, take the stuffing out immediately and cool and fridgerate.
thatis my turkey cooked pictures will follow.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


making turkeys today! more later.

strawberry short cake

Not my cake as it got eaten!

I love big bulk stores, like Costco!
Now I have no pictures as the men (8 of them) descended an ate it before I could get pictures.
Huge 5 lbs of strawberries, hulled and rinsed.
3 loaves of butter pound cake.
3 cans whipping cream.

now I took my large sided non stick pan and placed the strawberries in it and put it on medium heat and had one of them watch and stir it.
*now my grandmother used white sugar and a masher to get the same effect*
it draws out the juices. I like heat, as I don't have to add any sugar, and the strawberries have a juice tart/natural sweetness that complements the sweet pound cake and the creamy whip cream.
so cook and mash them for 20 minutes. the smell will fill the house and draw all the hungries;)
take and cut the pound cake in to 1/4" slices. put 3 to 4 slices per bowl, add the HOT* strawberries and spoon 2 scoops over the cake and cover with whipping cream. serve immediately, refrigerate what you don't use. feeds nine hungry people.

*the strawberries will be HOT!

Friday, May 28, 2010


lovely food, see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polenta.

I buy mine already made in a nice uniform roll as I suck and cooked cereals.

I use 2 rolls per pan cutting the slices 1/4" thick and arrange them on the first layer over some oil oil. then I add meat

I used 1 package of meat per pan I slice up the uncooked spicy sausages, added cheese and sauce. and tomato based will work I like small batch tomato basil.

then I repeat layers and top with more cheese

and this is what It looks like finished after 1 hour in a 375 degree oven covered.
(sorry the guys got to it before I could get pictures, the smell draws them out of there caves)
this is what I have.

I love it is a a new comfort food for me as I am sick of pasta and potatoes and is generally very well received.