Blogs inspired dinner and dessert
I am an inspirational cook (I don’t even know if that is a word). Let me explain what I mean. I love to run with a recipe and add my own flare to it. I get creative in the kitchen too but I need a spark to begin with. I need inspiration to get going and that is not something that is limited just to the kitchen. I need that initial impetus to get started and then I can fly away.
And I digress!Any ways, dinner and dessert tonight had elements which have been so popular over the blogosphere. I have been itching to try the nut butter fries for so long now. So tonight with my grilled sandwich I decided to make them.
The dinner menu tonight was:
- Giada’s grilled Portobello mushroom with fresh tomato and mozzarella.
- Baby Arugula salad with lemon-Dijon dressing
- And the parsnip fries. I added other root veggies like sweet potato and carrots.
Since we live in an apartment we don’t have the pleasures of an outdoor grill so for now an indoor George Foreman will work 🙂
The meal in totality!!
Root veggies with 2T peanut butter+1T almond butter+1T Evoo and salt!
My verdict I found them good and for the first time, my husband seemed to have liked something more than I did. He devoured all of them. So it is a clear winner in this kitchen.
And then dessert rolled in,
Call me retarded but trend seems to affect me very very very slowly.I wait for a long time before joining the bandwagon mainly because I am lazy. But with all the Banana soft serve craze that took the blog world by storm, I finally decided to give this work of genius a try!
Recipe courtesy Gena from (choosing raw)
Mine wasn’t as fluffy as Gena’s but oh my goodness was this amazing or what!?!? Another winner!!!
In other news, keeping up with the tradition of being slow…I planted my herbs and veggies a little late this year. One of them even dried untimely.
Basil and Thyme. After the period of suspension the Thyme is gaining some life back.
The new addition, Lettuce. I am so excited about this!!! I am not sure how well this will grow, but we will see.
Hope everyone had a great Memorial day! Back to work tomorrow 😦
Hasta la vista!!!