Category Archives: Cooking
1lb Pasta (nuggets preferred)
6 eggs, hard boiled
1 can peas (15oz)
1 can albacore tuna (6 oz), drained & shredded
1/2 cup Mayo
1/2tsp black pepper
Combine Mayo, paprika, thyme & rosemary and chill ahead of time (ideally 24 hours)
Cook macaroni, then combine all ingredients in a bowl.
3367.3 calories ~ 281 calories per cup
Made chili again, but I think I forgot to record a few ingredients last time
Just bought a tortilla press: time to test it out!
It’s a 6 inch tortilla press.
Used a modifed version of the Robert Rodriguez recipe:
240 grams whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup warm water
Combine dry ingredients.
Cut shortening into dry ingredients.
Add warm water, stir to combine then kneed.
Cover and rest 20 minutes.
Form small balls and press. (I used ~40 gram balls.)
Fry 1 min each side in lightly greased pan.
Still tasted a little pancake-y. Not sure if I should try to press thinner (smaller balls?) or cook longer.
Made Bacon Waffles this morning.
Used the Betty Crocker waffle recipe with chopped cooked turkey bacon mixed in.
The bacon flavor wasn’t noticeable at all. If I revisit, I think I should reserve the grease from the bacon and use it to replace some of the oil in the recipe.
Then prepare the batter without the baking powder and let it sit in the fridge overnight
I made a very large batch of chili:
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cans of crushed tomatoes (28oz each)
1 can tomato paste (12oz)
1 can (15oz) Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 can (15oz) Light Red Kidney Beans
1 can (15oz) Garbanzo Beans
1 can (15oz) Black Beans
1 can (15oz) Pinto Beans
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
2 tsp rosemary, ground
2 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp coriander, ground
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
3 cloves garlic, pressed
Brown ground beef, reserving drippings.
Saute chopped onion in drippings, drain.
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low until flavors meld. (~5-6 hours minimum)
Add green peppers; maybe a bay leaf.
Made a double batch for Christmas:
2 cans garbanzo beans, drained (reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid)
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp cumin, ground
1/2 tsp coriander, ground
1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
Process in food processor until smooth.
Basically the toll house recipe if you are familiar:
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
9.9 oz whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups of desired morsels.
Cream together butter, white sugar & brown sugar
Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Sift together flour, salt & baking soda.
Slowly integrate into butter mixture.
Stir in morsels.
Form into balls (~1tbsp) and bake or freeze.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes unfrozen or 12 minutes frozen.