September 7, 2012
This recipe is not my own, I so wish it was.
I saw this on one of the many many food blogs I read, but one of my go to for awesome healthy food; My New Roots not only are the recipes healthy Sarah tells you why each ingredient is good for you… meaning you gain knowledge every time you cook with her recipes.
You can see the full recipe and photographs here
We needed fuel for a day of painting so I thought this was a great opportunity to make this…
My slightly simplified version…
For 3-4 you need:
2 large sweet potatoes
2 large red onions
spinach ( a big handful for each person)
cherry tomatoes (5-6 per person)
1 egg per person
dried chilli flakes
1. Slice up your sweet potato and roast in the oven at around 220c for 20-30 minutes, making the edges go crispy and ensuring that the larger pieces are cooked through
At the same time saute your onions, slowly, add a little sugar for some extra sweetness.
2. Add some olive oil to a small saucepan and chuck in the tomatoes, put on a low heat and pop the lid on and cook until they are bursting. Watch these don’t burn, this will take 10-15 minutes but do it as slowly as possible.
When these bits are all done, Sarah suggests putting them all in a baking tray in the oven to keep warm… good thinking!
3. Saute your spinach in the same pan you did the onions, this will take 1-2 minutes… pop to one side while you poach your eggs the pile it up and enjoy…
Season with salt and pepper and chilli flakes if you have them!
Very filling and so good…
It’s a little faffy but very easy… try it at the weekend when you have plenty of time.
September 6, 2012
Everything has been moved out, my Father in Law the painting machine has come to stay and by Friday we should be able to cook.
Hmmmm I think next year it’s the poor neglected gardens turn. Like our new shed?
Monday was all about the preparation…
Then we painted like crazy!
I have no idea how we would have got this done without him…
This was last night… the kitchen and dining room are done.
And I was able to get the new toaster and kettle out…
Which I was way too excited about.
It’s all looking a bit too tasteful right now though so I am looking forward to getting our things in there and art on the walls so it’s more ‘us’ and lived in.
Still a way to go but at least we can use it now, I have loved cooking up a storm this week; A Mexican feast, steak and chips, omelette’s plus an amazing breakfast idea I’ll share with you tomorrow…
Biggie is slowly coming to terms with it all.
August 29, 2012
One more final honeymoon post…
A simple American diner.
I loved this place. I made it my mission to eat at as many diners as possible so most days we found one in the AM had amazing breakfasts of eggs or pancakes and coffee before skipping lunch because we were so full.
We found Lori’s on our first night in San Francisco, being just around the corner from our hotel…
This one was a proper 24 hour diner so being late isn’t a problem.
I love the tiled floor and red leather stools… but we took a booth. I love booths.
I ordered a banana milkshake to drink… it was more like dessert. Had a cherry and everything.
I went for the classic burger with sautéed onions and cheddar with sweet potato fries…
While my Husband went for another American classic of fried chicken and coleslaw with french fries.
It all rocked.
I love junk food I think.
I love the movie star posters… a classic 50’s diner.
Lori’s Diner – we went to the one in the theatre district near union square but there are a few
August 28, 2012
Colibri was recommended to us by San Fran natives… we asked for Mexican food and they said this was the fine dining version. Since we had eaten more than our fair share of food truck fish tacos and burritos from suspicious places we thought we’d treat ourselves.
It was very old world Mexico decor… Love that.
They start everyone off with spicy dips and tortillas.
And the best margaritas I have ever had. Strong too.
And we had to order guacamole and tortilla chips… All home-made of course.
Then I ordered… Callos con crust de tortilla
Corn tortilla crusted scallops over purple Peruvian mashed potatoes and sautéed poblano pepper, cactus leaves, corn and Portobello mushrooms
Which was amazing. I do adore scallops in any form, put them in Mexican food and I am in love.
My husband ordered… Carnitas
Michoacan style marinated tender chunks of pork served with guajillo and chile de arbol salsa
What our naughty server didn’t tell us was that we probably needed sides. Although we did have chips and dips we had already been for drinks and their major margaritas fuelled us further.
We finished with some churros. We couldn’t leave without having one more lot of churros.
Then we headed to a dive bar to drink more! See Swoon for the information.
Colibri, San Francisco
August 27, 2012
August 24, 2012
Friday is here!
It’s been a whirlwind week… I have no idea where it’s gone.
Tonight I have a Pilates class and a bit of admin work for my wedding job to do but as it’s Friday night I need to make that okay so I am thinking Mexican food, wine and a movie I had seen a hundred times so I am not too distracted…
Maybe a recipe from Liberty London Girl who has a couple of Mexican type bowls on her blog I have been wanting to make for ever, and neither require much work, which is good as my kitchen is a building site!
Bring on 5pm.
I’ll be back next week with my LAST TWO honeymoon recommendations from San Francisco and then hopefully it won’t be long until the kitchen is finished and apart from painting and decorating I’ll be free to cook again.