still cookin’ May 4, 2008

Filed under: crepes,food,fries,meatloaf,popcorn,savory,seaweed,sweet potato — insomnisnack @ 8:48 am

I have been getting some gentle reminders that I haven’t been posting as much as usual. Thanks for reading! I often feel like this blog is an interior conversation, so it’s nice to know that my readership is still there. It might seem like the oven is cold, but really I’ve been cooking. I’m going to talk a bit about those meals, and encourage you to call on your creative powers to imagine what they looked like (alas, no photos – unless I recreate them, which could totally happen).

popcorn two-fer

holy cow! Allow me to introduce Alice. She made a delicious combination of stove popped corn with olive oil drizzle, green chili, salt, and seasoned seaweed (did I forget anything?). This one deserves a repost with photo, because it was creative and exquisitely tasty. I took a stab at a sweet version popcorn with local honey and toasted sesame seeds. Mmm!

chili-corn crepes

these were very good. I found a crepe batter recipe online (flour, cornmeal, chili powder, broth, eggs and butter – but I used olive oil), which required a quick combining in the blender. I made two fillings, one chicken and one tofu. I prepared a chicken breast and thigh with olive oil, salt and pepper, browning on the stove and then finishing in the oven. Seemed moist, but Andy will have to be the judge of that. I seared strips of tofu in a pan, and added chilis, lime juice, cilantro, avocado as filling.

meatloaf again?!

you better believe it. If you are eating at my table, you will see meatloaf. Or faux-loaf? Soy-loaf? You get the idea. Meat and potatoes dish, with a side of kale. The specialness for me was in the sweet potato fries (and the company), since the meatloaf is kinda spicy. I hope you liked it! Watch out for fire-bellies.