Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring Time Cooking

I've taken some pictures of some food I've made, but keep forgetting to blog about it, so here we go!

This is a recipe for a Quinoa Citrus Salad that I got from a Cooking Light magazine. You can find the recipe here. I had to make a few modifications to the recipe though based on the ingredients I could find. I didn't have kumquats, I don't really know if I like beets, and I couldn't find blood oranges. So, I used regular oranges (which worked fine), a grapefruit (I didn't love the flavor and don't know if I'd use that again) and shrimp (because I had some in the freezer).

It's a pretty simple recipe and not that hard to make if you don't mind spending a little bit of time chopping some things up.
The finished product. I'm not the best photographer and can't capture all the citrus-y goodness that is in each bite. It's a wonderful dish to make in the winter when you're craving something fresh!

Another adventure in cooking: One day I decided to make some rosemary focaccia bread. It was delicious! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the finish product, but here is some of the dough. I actually don't remember where the recipe came from, but it was good!

To go with the focaccia bread, I made some tortellini soup. This recipe I got from my good friend Maria. It is delicious and so easy to make.

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and put a dollop of pesto on top and it's delicious!

The last recipe I've made is Balsamic Asparagus. Of all these recipes it is probably the easiest and so delicious! All you do is blanch some asparagus, cook some cherry tomatoes in some olive oil and a little bit of balsamic vinegar. Then mix the asparagus and tomatoes together and sprinkle goat cheese, salt and pepper on top.
So yummy!