Saturday, February 7, 2009

only 3 cloves

KC likes to tease me about how much garlic I wanted to put in our mashed potatoes one time. I was suggesting 3 or 4 cloves and everyone just laughed at me. Apparently my family just doesn't enjoy garlic the way I do. Or maybe they don't enjoy smelling funny for a few days after a delicious meal. Either way, my 4 clove suggestion was over ridden.

BUT now that I live on my own I can put as much damn garlic in my taters as I please. I cook almost everything with garlic infused oil. Last night was magical as I boiled my baby reds (with the skin on) with a clove of garlic in the pot. Then once they were tender I chopped up a couple more cloves of garlic and mushed those babies up with some soy milk and earth balance "butter" and my goodness they were satisfying. In addition to my taters I pan fried some sesame peanut marinaded tofu. I also had my first go at brussel sprouts. I was a little nervous because i've never eaten or cooked them in my life but I love me some vegetables and most people rave about how tasty and simple these babies are. And people are right! Lisa found a recipe for me and I dont remember where she got it, nor do I recall if I followed it correctly. Basically just trim up the brussels and cut them in half. Dip the flat side of each half in olive oil and pan fry them. Sprinkle with some salt. I used garlic sea salt :)

I don't know why I felt like sharing this but... hey maybe i'll inspire someone to try a new vegetable. Don't be afraid!!

Just in case you forgot about those two huge furry beasts I give care to... They're still huge and furry and cuter than your cats.

All I want to do is ride my bike.


Camille said...

I bet your potatos were fantastiC! No internet for me=no blogging. Poop! PS, Why do you think that they invented sidewalks????? I'm the lady that opens the door on the dumbass biker that thinks they can keep up with traffic. Be careful out there!

Rabbit said...

Brussel sprouts are my all time favorite vegetable. I love them whole and steamed, no seasoning, but a light sprinkle of romano.
I did start using a new veggie recently though. Turnips. I love them. The way that I love them most is with butternut squash and sweet potatoes. I cook them in a lil bit of earth balnce, a lil bit of brown sugar and some vinegar. Soooooo goooooood.

that jordan girl said...

You can cook me dinner anytime.

Kara said...

I love that you shared that! :) I need some new recipe ideas. I am going to try boiling my taters with a clove of garlic next time I cook them! Good idea! K, so I went to Costco to try to find tofu to start cooking (I order it whenever we go out but I have never made it and I need more protien with being preggers and all...) But I am not sure where to buy tofu from... I assume Wild Oats or something similar but I don't have one close to me, so where do you get yours?