Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Toasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Beets

This was another "cleaning out the fridge" recipe, or "mixed grill" if you're the Real Martha. Sick of the usual arugula salad with beets, nuts and goat cheese, I decided to look up pasta recipes incorporating those ingredients.Thank you, Google Machine. You have delivered. Yet again.
Hearty, sweet, salty, garlicky. Mmm.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Arugula and Beet Salad with Fried Goat Cheese Discs, Roast Beef, Hazelnuts and Orange Vinaigrette

Riffing off of a number of different recipes, we pieced this healthy and very brightly colored salad together after checking out the cherry blossoms on this random 80 degree day.

We mixed together arugula, roasted beets, toasted hazelnuts, and orange segments, then we topped that with sliced roast beef and this orange vinaigrette from Cooking Light, and finally, we borrowed the crispy fried goat cheese discs from this John Besh recipe.

We give thumbs up to the recipe as a whole, but think that the roast beef may have been unnecessary, as it gets lost amid all of the other strong flavors in the salad.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I went to the beach for an early spring ladies' getaway, so I needed to bake a quick sweet treat to bring with me.
These peanut butter and oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips fit the bill: sweet, peanuty, rich, super simple.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easy Salmon Dinner

Sunday Dinner: Roasted Miso Salmon with Lemon, really easy recipe!

The only thing that I did different from the recipe is the amount of cooking time. The recipe says to cook the salmon and potatoes at the same time, for the same amount of time :( Totally can't cook potatoes completely without overcooking the salmon. Instead, I put the potatoes in about 15-20 minutes before the fish, then left both in for another 10-15 minutes.

Also did asparagus with garlic, s & p, red pepper flakes, and lemon...easy and yummy!