Showing posts from October, 2015

Foodie Fridays: Coconut pancakes

Do you know what happens when you travel to the Coast and buy a whole lot of coconuts for very little? You go wild trying to figure out what you can and can’t put the coconut in! Rice? Yes! Smoothies? Yes! Pancakes? Huh? Yes! My obsession with breakfast foods continues and I’m not even a bit sorry. This was definitely an experiment that paid off! The pancakes had a new flavour and texture that was just fun to experience. Crunchy with a hint of beach vibes! :-)
   So how did I make them? Just follow my basic pancake recipe here, minus the raisins of course. Then add about half a cup of grated coconut flesh to the batter before you start frying. Now, take some time to enjoy this montage of pictures I took while going through the process.

Bon apetit!

Foodie Fridays: Italian Wonderpot

I loved trying out this recipe for several reasons:

1. It's super quick and easy (Lazy-day hack anyone?)
2. It sounds so fancy (Way to impress!)
3. I got to use spices that have lingered in my kitchen for ages. Who knew basil could be so amazing.
4. The end-result was delicious!

   I initially got the recipe from this site. When it came down to it, I realized that I had macaroni instead of spaghetti...and a vegetable mix instead of spinach, among other things I chose to substitute. But I decided to soldier-on. Once I get an idea in my head, the rest is ancient history. Experimenting definitely paid off, so here goes:

4 cups water/vegetable broth
2 cups macaroni
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chopped vegetable mix
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 medium onion
4 cloves garlic
½ Tbsp dried basil
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper

1. Add four cups of water to a large pot. Add the macaroni, tomatoes, cooking oil, vegetables, onion (thinly sliced), garlic (thinly sliced), basil and cayenne pep…