Thursday, July 12, 2012
4 whites of hard boiled eggs
1 tablespoon mayonaise
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tspn of red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Chop, mix, and enjoy!
I adapted this from something I saw on pinterest. I feel like I want to get rid of the vinegar and add fresh herbs. Maybe a little cilantro and lemon juice? Or parsley?
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I'm a sucker for anything covered in cream cheese frosting, so when I saw this post on Pinterest for carrot zucchini bars I was eager to try it out.
I made a couple of tweaks. Specifically I didn't have any walnuts on hand and I only had a 8x8 pan so they are thicker and there's far fewer than 36 bars and my cream cheese was not low fat. A bunch of comments on the original post suggest subbing applesauce for the oil which sounds yummy as well. Maybe adding cinnamon too. As is though, I thought they were very yummy and super cute.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I've made hummus before with canned garbanzo beans. Since my goal is to see just how cheaply I can keep my lunches I decided to go full tilt and try it with dried beans.Obviously the first difficulty is making sure you plan ahead and soak the beans. The second issue I had was compensating for the fact that since they are packed in liquid i need to add a bit of moisture to the mix. Neither of these were big enough problems to put me off using dried beans.
I made these stuffed dates at work for our full serve case. During the holidays we sell dates stuffed with gorgonzola, but I wanted to try something lighter for the warmer weather.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
In an effort to avoid spending way too much money buying my lunch and snacks everyday at work, I'm going to try to prepare a lunch and take it with me. Hopefully I'll be able to see those dollars adding up after a while. (Seriously, I spend at minimum $3/a day just on coffee. That's $60 a month I could be saving.)
And since I make lunches like I'm still in elementary school, i.e- dessert is the most important part, I decided to make a nice big batch of chocolate chip cookies. Although this batch has a special surprise guest.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I saw this spicy grilled cheese posted a ton of times on pinterest and it sounded amazing. I still had some manchego left in the fridge so it seemed like fate.
Do I get points for getting this far in to the post without using the phrase "It's like a fiesta in your mouth!"
While I love my version, I do think her use of Texas toast would make this even better. I would have liked to add a bit more corn and jalapenos but was afraid my sandwich would collapse under the pressure. Definitely getting added to the rotation!