Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yummmm, food!

I have been taking advantage of my time off work to do some more cooking. I used to love trying out new recipes when I was single. I still love it in theory, but while working and taking care of 4 kids I never was able to find the time. I am hoping to come across some new, easy to throw together recipes to have in my arsenal for when I do go back to work.

I had been craving some onion rings, but hate to order them because of the fat. I found a great baked onion ring recipe that satisfies my craving.

Suzie sent me a pasta recipe using something called harissa paste. Harissa is a type of African/mid eastern spice. I couldn't find the paste, so tried to wing it with just the spice mixture. It was pretty good, but I bet would be better with the paste. I am going to order some on line and give this another try.

This one is my favorite. Braised tofu with a caramel sauce. I served it with pot stickers and fried rice. It was incredible ! And easy!

I am always on the look out for easy recipes that I can throw together last minute. Anyone out there have any to share?


Stacey said...

All of that sounds really good. I am going to tried the onion ring recipe.

Suzanne said...

I LOVE onion rings but too much grease hurts my stomach. I can't wait to try these out.

Michelle said...

Suzi-- For the onion rings I used a bit more salt then called for and only about half the italian seasoning. I have made them 3 times already. They are good!!

cardiogirl said...

Those onion rings look delicious! I am definitely going to have to try those, thanks for the recipe!

Suzanne said...

PS. What dish is above the pasta?

Michelle said...

Suzie-- above the pasta that is the harissa spices. When I posted the pictures got moved around.