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Saturday
Jul172010

mish mosh

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The winner of the Lundberg couscous was lucky number 73!  Congrats!

Kat, from Bubblegum Gym Kat, had this kitchen disaster story to share:

“HA I tried to make rice pudding in a crock pot..yeah it burnt to the whole pot and all the rice was hard..gross!!!”

Thanks for everyone who entered!! I’ll be having another fun giveaway soon :)

Also, thanks to everyone who voiced their opinion on your favorite banana split photo, from my last post.  Dummy me, forgot that I had to crop the photo into a square, to submit to Foodbuzz.  Does anyone hate that part of submitting their photos to sites like Foodgawker, Tastespotting + Foodbuzz?  You have to take the photo with a “square” composition in mind.  I always forget to do this!

Most of the photos had SOME issue when I cropped them into a square.  A few of the photos also had a pretty poor depth of field.  Everyone loved photo #2 but the depth of field was pretty bad.  It should have had the banana in focus more.  Anyway, I tried about 10 different options and this one was the best.  I wasn’t 100% happy with how it ended up looking.  Sort of like a pile of mush.  Maybe a chocolate drizzle would have helped, or more solid banana soft serve?  Ahhh, whatever…it tasted delicious and that’s all that matters ;)

Here is the square that I submitted! 

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Things were crazy busy again today!

Big salad with 30sec homemade dressing! 

hemp oil + apple cider vinegar + balsamic vin + s/p

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yogurt + cottage cheese + nectarine + granola

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YUM.  There was also quite a bit of baked goods taste testing going on :)

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mmmmm

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I know I keep teasing you with muffin photos.  I promise the recipe is coming!!  I perfected these vegan jewels today and almost squealed in excitement.  I’ll also have a non-vegan version that will be posted on Teri’s blog in the near future!

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The reason I was baking again, was for a blog header design photo-shoot. 

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After a busy day and cleaning the kitchen about 5 times, I headed out for a bike ride….in 93* heat.  Eeek.

  • 10 laps around Wash Park = 23 miles

I came back and went on a short barefoot run too!  It was about 200yds.  Then I took the dogs for a walk and then I wanted to pass out!  I did about 15min of yoga, on my own and then foam rolled my legs.  Just lovely.

For dinner I was thinking something easy + cold.  Cereal + smoothie? 

And then…

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Another 45min in the kitchen, lol.  I’m not sure what is wrong with me.  I was hoping it turned out because this was the ultimate throw it together meal and I was moving around the kitchen like a zombie.

Well wouldn’t ya know….it worked!

First thoughts – make millet

Second thought – use up a zucchini + finish the fava beans

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What actually happened?

I started browning the minced garlic to cook with the millet.  Then I saw a lemon.  Then I thought, dill.  Then I thought, I must make a sauce with lemon + dill.  Luckily, I hadn’t added the millet yet.  In went the lemon juice, olive oil + dill.  Next?  Salt + pepper.  Then, a few splashes of white wine.  This was totally on a whim + ended up being so light and fresh.  There are so many dishes this sauce could be used on like: potatoes, fish, pasta, veggies, etc.

Then….I know, so much excitement, you can hardly stand it!

I steamed the fava beans and then saw a potato that wanted to be cooked.  I chopped it up into tiny pieces and cooked until almost done.  I shredded a medium sized zucchini and cooked that with the tater for about 5min and added the fava beans.

And the final product.  A pile of delicious millet and a pile of zucchini/potato/fava sauté with a delicious, summery lemon dill garlic white whine sauce.

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Oh man.  This was better than cereal :)

Lemon Dill Garlic White Wine Sauce 

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1.5t dried dill
  • ~2-3T dry white wine
  • s+p      
  1. Heat the oil over med-low.
  2. Saute the garlic, until lightly browned.
  3. Add the dill + s/p.
  4. Combine and let cook for 2-3min.
  5. Add the wine [I just splashed it on in!] and cook another 2-3min.

Dunzo!

And I’m also DUNZO.

Night!

~Ashley

Reader Comments (16)

I need that muffin recipe in my life verrrry badly! Can't wait for it :)

Stop teasing us with those delightful-looking muffins. I want the recipe! :)

Delicious looking recipe!! Can't wait for the muffin one :D

xo
Kris

Your muffins look fabulous! Are they the mysterious things that were coming out of your oven yesterday?

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosey Rebecca

Your mish mosh ideas are incredible! :)

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

You amaze me every.single.day. Come be my cook! I'll pay you. And Chris can work with David...and they'll be best friends. And it will be wonderful.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I love doing that - going into the kitchen and throwing stuff together! I haven't been doing it much lately because I'm still getting a feel for vegan cooking + half my ingredients are elsewhere because I'm currently using my sister's kitchen. This makes me impatient to get my own kitchen and start throwing stuff together again!

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichal

I can't wait for the recipe for the muffins! They look super!

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

muffin recipe! ;)

Gah, will you tutor me in photography? ;)

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Question: Where did you buy your green creamic spoon? It looks so cute!

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

Yes! I absolutely HATE that about submitting sites to Tastespotting, I still haven't figured out the correct dimensions, because each time I try it is always too short or too small, even though I go by the 250 x 250 dimensions they want. How do you do it on your mac, I need help! :(

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ youngDCliving

The banana split pic looks good to me and those muffins look divine!

I don't have a mac, but all I do is open it up in a picture editor and reduce the overall size and then crop it to square dimensions. That always works for me!

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Crate + Barrel

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You are so sweet!!! I will cook for you..come on over!

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It's coming!! :)

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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