Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Chinese sausages and Sweet onions & mushrooms

Tonight we had two very simple dishes with white jasmine rice.

First dish was green onions sauteed with chinese sausages.
Second dish was stir fried sweet onions, crimi mushrooms and soy sauce.

Sun Dried Tomato Pine Nut Hummus

I was in the kitchen Tuesday night from the time I got home around 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. If the food processor is out might as well make some yummy hummus. I loooooove hummus.

Guess where I got the recipe?

I didn't have all the ingredients as usual so I improvised. That's the little budding cook in me. Instead of 1/3 a cup of Tahini which I added peanut butter. I read tons of hummus recipes and they do the same. So I gave it a try. I didn't have roasted peppers so I substituted sun dried tomatoes. I also used the reserve of liquid from the can. After a night of refrigeration, the Mr. and I had it for lunch today. It was soooooooo good!!!! I ate it before noon. I'm the FAToon alright.

I also made pita chips from All Recipes. I must of been tired because I didn't exactly read Watch carefully, as they tend to burn easily!

Pesto Pizza with Sun dried Tomatoes

Pesto is pretty simple to make (little food processors come in handy).

Again from Moby Teany Book except I simplified it a bit. I didn't add capers or fried zucchini strips.

Pesto (olive oil, pine nuts and basil leaves) and sun dried tomatoes on top of focaccia bread (premade Trader Joe's).

The Mr. loved it. I did too. Except I spread the pesto on too thick (i.e too much oil per inch (poor Mr. He ate most of it))

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Chipotle Chicken, Spanish Rice and Jalapeno Beans

Chipotle Chicken
I sliced two chicken breasts and marinated them for a hour in Lawrys Baja Chipotle sauce. Then I sliced one yellow onion and sauteed the slices until they were soft. Finally, I placed the chicken into the pan turning each piece over once it looked done. (i.e. looked white and firm)

Spanish Rice
For the spanish rice, I got the recipe from Elise's simple recipes. I put too much chicken broth which made the rice a little mushy but it still tasted good. I also got the enchilada recipe from Elise's site. Simple is key. :)

Jalapeno Beans
The beans were from a can - Rosarito's Spicy Jalapeno Beans. I like this flavor of beans. They taste like the expensive frito lay bean chip dip to me. Yummy.

Friday, May 20, 2005


I've made enchiladas twice before. They have turned out beautifully. Hubbister had wanted to try flour torillas so I subsituted corn for flour. For mexican cheese I tried american. For shredded cheese I cut large chunks (I don't have a grater). The end result made my hubbister want to pukester. After I made them I noticed they smelled like something I hated when I was young. My siblings and I tried to make pizzas in our younger years by using a slice of american cheese singles on a piece of white bread with a spread of tomato paste. It didn't taste too good and I guess neither these enchilughads. I'll have to try it again one day using the correct ingridents but I need to wait until the hubbister recovers from the trauma. He ate a lot just cause he felt bad which made him feel worse. He's sweet. I brought some to work today. I added some ground turkey. I'll see how that turns out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Japanese Soba and Ground Turkey Gyozas

I got the japanese soba with peanut butter sauce recipe from Moby's book called Teany Book. I didn't have all the ingredients but it was delicious!

The sauce had sesame oil, soy sauce, chilli sauce and peanut butter.

Japanese Soba (Buckwheat noodles)

I added some ground Turkey gyzoas. I found this recipe online.

The finished results with fresh cut carrots:

New Hoppy

I'm bunnyfatoon. My new hoppy (oops excuse me) hobby is to cook! My old and current hobby but of course is to.... eat!

Pictures of my fatoon creations to come.


Edit: I just changed my name to BuddingCook!