Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Xmas Pizza

It is our tradition (2 years old, but tradition nonetheless) to have a green and red pizza for Christmas. It didn't happen this year, because we were invited to over to Mark's brother's. But we did have it the day after:

Thick honey crust, red tomato sauce and green bell peppers, and very thinly-sliced onion (no color, but lots of flavor) - what a nice tradition :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas is a great holiday! If only because of the days off and the gifts! We got an ebelskiver pan from the CrazyLikeThat lady, along with a recipe book for all kinds of filled pancakes and other ebelskivian goodies. I couldn't wait to make something, and the healthiest-looking recipe (we had way too many unhealthy-but-delicious food all day) was that of pop-overs, which we ate alongside some pomegranate-pecan salad (with greens from our garden, of course):

I can't wait to try some of the more luscious-looking, savory or sweet, recipes in the cookbook!

Potatonion Bread

This is such a moist (from the potato) and flavorful (from the onion) bread! It is delicious by itself, and it tremendously improved the lentil-mustard greens soup when dipped in it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bread Bowls with Lentil-Mustard Greens Soup

Last night we put the mustard greens from our garden in a lentil soup, and served it on yummy, fluffy bread bowls that Mark experimented with (he used all-purpose flour and some wheat gluten instead of bread flour).
The bread was delicious, and the soup was pretty good too, for a simple lentil soup.

To make the soup, I followed this recipe:

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb lentils
10 cups veggie broth
a bunch of mustard greens, cut to large strips

Cook onion in some olive oil in a large pot, until soft and golden-brown. Add garlic, then 10 cups of veggie broth. Add lentils and bring to a boil. Simmer with tilted lid for 20 minutes or so, till lentils are soft. Mash some of the lentils and return to the pot. Add the mustard greens, 1 T of soy sauce, black pepper, a bit of MSG, ground celery seed, 2 T lemon juice, and whatever other flavors you might want to add.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Onion Garlic Sicilian Pizza

Thick honey crust, roasted garlic, and onion. A nice accompaniment to this citrus salad.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bread and Soup

If that's what prisoners would get in prisons, people would commit crimes just to get in :)

Despite the fact that our oven is standing in the middle of the kitchen again, Mark baked this delicious loaf of bread, and we ate it with a hot soup loaded with vegetables: onion, celery, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and corn. It was good on a night with below-freezing temperatures!