Quick Dinner Post:
Miso Alaskan salmon with a corn, tomato, and carrot salad and wild rice on the side. I made the miso sauce with 2 tbsp of miso, 2 tbsp of hot water, 1/4 cup of raw sugar, and 2 tbsp of soy sauce. Spoon miso over the salmon and broil it in the oven for 10 minutes. Baste the salmon with the miso sauce every few minutes. If you top it off with chopped chives and serve the salmon on a cedar plank, all your friends will think you are THE coolest young chef ever to roam planet earth (or at least your Mom will—thanks Mom!)
Quick Dinner Post:
Ratatouille’s Ratatouille (ish)
So I may not have state of the art lightening to enhance the luscious greens, yellows, and reds transpiring on my plate, so what? I still managed to make a Pixar inspired meal complete with squash, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and EVOO. The one pot stop is a simple slice, dice, drizzle, sprinkle, and into the oven it goes for 45 mins at 375 degrees. Start with a can of diced tomatoes. Dice half an onion and a few cloves of garlic, throw those in mix. Layer extremely thin slices of eggplant, squash, red pepper, and zucchini on top of each other in a circular motion.
If you channel your inner Van Gogh, you should end up with something that looks like this piece of art or this equally beautiful piece of art. Even if your plate ends up a bit sloppier than the others, no worries, father thyme will compensate for any stubborn slices of vegetables that don’t quite have the oomph factor.
…and salt: ADD SALT.
I think this could slide by a healthy comfort food, do you?
The Senior Shwank Factor
I mindfully designed these glamorous chocolate cupcakes to commemorate my Oma’s 75th birthday party, for she’s a raging chocoholic. As a remarkably fit and healthy senior citizen, however, she effortlessly fits in with the ragin’ grannies activists and Tuesday yoga club. No wonder she can chop down on chocolate and still maintain what I like to call a “semi slender senior waist of wisdom.” I took the liberty to adapt a healthy chocolate cupcake recipe from www.canyoustayfordinner.com (one of my current food blog obsessions). The cupcakes (without the extraneous yet delightfully decorative chocolate shavings and painfully sweet frosting) are only a mere 108 calories. Feel free to have a few. What would this world be without chocolate and its sweet goodness. Never underestimate the power of cocoa beans, they truly can be a life long friend. Your chocolate coma awaits.
Global Medical Brigade May 2012 Documentary, by Marcella Jewell
I’m off to Honduras on a Global Medical Brigade until Friday. I’ll be documenting the whole trip with photos and words. Adieu for now.