Friday, September 18, 2009

Food of the moment

You know how you sometimes go through these food obsessions or phases where certain recipes are in constant rotation (maybe even despite protests from others in your household)? I didn't realize I did that much until I recently noted that I was whipping up the 3rd batch of white bean dip in 10 days. If you've been following this blog for awhile, you might remember a previous obsession: roasted chick peas. In fact, that post also refers to another previous obsession: sweet potato, sausage, and kale soup. I'm definitely looking forward to filling the freezer full of that soup very soon.

So here are my most recent food-fads:
  • White bean dip: great northern or cannellini beans, roasted red pepper, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, olive oil, crushed red pepper, and Moroccan spice blend (totally not essential, but I made some a few months ago and felt like it needed to be used up. Garam masala would work well too).
  • Mushroom casserole: found the recipe here. My modifications: ~1/2 lb. ground turkey, 1 package cremini mushrooms, lowfat cream cheese, light sour cream, toasted pine nuts, mixture of wild rice, wheatberries, and brown rice, omitted tarragon, added 2 t. mustard powder, cheese is usually a mix of lowfat italian blend and shredded parm. I think I've made this 3 times since mid-August - the third time was so we could freeze single portions.
  • Cole Slaw: I totally don't remember what sparked this. 1 package cole slaw mix, 2-3 grated carrots, rice wine vinegar, mayo (much less than most recipes call for)...and the key is toasted pumpkin seeds. These almost deserve to be their own bullet point. The only way I can eat these guilt-free is to sprinkle them liberally on the cole slaw. It's escaping me at the moment, but I think I'm missing one more ingredient on the slaw.
So there you have it. It won't be long before I'll have a new list of food obsessions to share with you.

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