Monday, February 29, 2016

To All the Gourds I've Loved Before

This isn't the first time I stuffed and baked an acorn squash but I thought it was the whole time I was doing it. Then I remembered that was actually the whole reason I chose to try it again, because it was so much better than I had imagined.
I took out the seeds, cleaned and dried them before seasoning and toasting them in the oven to put on top of my crunchy cabbage slaw.
Freshly chopped cabbage, red onions, tomatoes with cilantro, jalapenos and lime juice.
I made a quick chili with pinto beans, chilies and ground turkey.
The best thing about this impressive looking dinner was that I made it after work and in less than an hour's time.  To save time I prebaked the squash and then just put the chili in and topped with one slice of vegan cheese to melt in the oven for five minutes before serving.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hey So Glad You Could Make It, Now You've Really Made It.

When Mona sleeps you feel like that's the only thing going on in the world at that moment.
But it's Oscar's night and I wanted to make some fun food.  Bunless cheeseburger & caramelized onion sliders with baked potato chips and roasted asparagus.

Cajun Fried pickles with yogurt dill dipping sauce.  Easy and special.
For lunch, a single taco from Oaxaca Taqueria - sweet location on Hoyt Street.  Love the vibe they created, always important to the overall enjoyment and experience.

A walk downtown to marvel at all the new construction.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Zoodles with pesto and cashews

Full super low moon on the night of a great day off.  No surprise the physical energy was flowing like tap water.