Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hummus Platter

I recently noticed this post, for a quick simple meal idea. So we tried it for supper tonight.  I made hummus using this recipe (a couple notes on it, I couldn't tell if it was supposed to have 1 clove of garlic or 2 (it lists "1 clove garlic" twice in the ingredients list, so I used one, the girls aren't huge fans of garlic anyway, it needed abit more garlic. It also was WAY too salty, though to be fair, the girls were helping me & one of them measured the salt & I didn't check it before they dumped it in, so it might have been abit more than it should have been).  And then served it along with raw feta cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, black olives, and baby carrots (not to put on the bread, but to dip in the hummus if anyone wanted). I didn't have pita bread, so served it with tortillas. Pita bread or flat bread would be better. I also think, next time I'll also include lettuce leaves, I wanted more "fresh & crunchy" than I had. Anyway, it was a quick, easy, healthy meal, gotta love that!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fried Oatmeal

This morning I'd promised the girls a cooked breakfast, then realized we are out of baking powder (no pancakes or muffins) and honey (no breakfast cookies). And only had 4 eggs (no eggs & fake bacon or sausage) . . . so I started hunting through recipes I'd saved, and found this one for oatmeal pancakes.  The girls agreed to try it. We didn't have leftover oatmeal, so I cooked oatmeal first, then let it cool long enough to not "cook" the eggs when I stirred them in, that makes for a LONG "prep" time, but oh well . . . I don't know if I'm just incompetent or if I had too low an egg to oatmeal ratio or what, but they didn't stick together into "pancakes" or patties for me.

This "recipe" is still a work in progress for us, BUT both girls (& I) preferred it to regular oatmeal (I have texture issues with regular oatmeal, the girls will eat it, but it's not their favorite), so we'll keep playing with it.

4-5 cups cold oatmeal
4-5 eggs
a couple pinches of salt
a little melted coconut oil (even with plenty of oil in the pan, these seemed to want to stick, once I stirred some oil into the batter, it seemed to work better)

Stir all the above together. Melt coconut oil in pan, drop small spoonfuls of batter into pan and fry.  Serve with maple syrup.