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Pâtes aux légumes et moutarde de Dijon

In Recipes on September 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 shallot, minced

1/2 cup good dijon mustard

1 tsp coarse ground black pepper

pinch of kosher salt

2 Crowns of Broccoli, cut into bite size flowerettes

1 lb of white mushrooms, cut into quarters

1 lb of pasta

1. Thoroughly mix butter, olive oil, shallot, mustard, pepper and salt into a paste in a serving bowl. Set aside.

2. Brown mushrooms in a bit of olive oil.  Set aside to cool, then add them to the serving bowl.

3. Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil.  Add pasta.  When the pasta has only a couple minutes left to cook, add the broccoli.

4. Drain the cooked pasta and broccoli and toss with the mushrooms and sauce.  Serve.

Pâtes aux légumes et moutarde de Dijon

For a healthier version, try substituting up to 3/4 of the stick of butter with 6 additional tablespoons of olive oil.  You want to keep some butter to give the sauce body.


Spring is here

In Food, Recipes on April 8, 2010 at 7:46 am

It’s SPRING! Outdoor markets in the Seattle area are now starting to pop up.  This past Sunday I ventured into Ballard to visit the local farmers and vendors at their Farmer’s Market.  I picke

d up a bag of Farro (emmer wheat) and ponder what to do with it.  It came to me a couple days later as I was rummaging in the kitchen to see what was on hand. Ended up with some flavors from the Mediterranean.  So a delicious Mediterranean Farro Salad was dish.

Cold Morning, Warm Breakfast

In Food, Recipes on December 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

Merry Christmas all!  I got up this morning and wanted a warm and filling breakfast for my family.  Some protein, greens and spice to wake up with.  I made a delicious tofu and spinach scramble.  Tofu is high in protein.  The spinach is high in vitamins and minerals.  Add some whole grain toast and you have a well balanced meal to begin any day with.  Enjoy!

Good Morning Meal

Egg Nog Latte with Rum

In Beverages, Recipes on December 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm

It’s Christmas Eve.  I love egg nog lattes, but diligently resist them until now.  Too much egg nog isn’t good for a body.  I use a local roaster’s espresso roasted coffee.  You can order it online here .   For my egg nog, I also choose a local dairy.  It’s not much more expensive than the national dairy brands, if you remember to return the glass bottle to the retailer to get your deposit back.   Egg nog lattes are no different than regular lattes.  Steam your egg nog first, then brew your espresso.  I like a mild coffee flavor so I only brew 2 ounces of espresso for 8 ounces of egg nog.     Pour your steamed nog into your cup, holding back the foam with a large spoon.  Next, add your espresso.  For the adults, now is when you add 1/2 to 1 ounce of a dark rum.  Finally, top the latte with the egg nog foam.  May you all have a joyous holiday season.

Perfect Noggie Cap to a latte.

Please remember…never, never cut your egg nog with milk or water;  use it straight up.

Tofu Teriyaki with Brown Rice

In Food, Recipes on December 24, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I wanted to make an easy dinner that would be flavorful and healthy.  Baked Teriyaki Tofu and brown rice.  Both cook in the oven at the same temp, for the same amount of time.  Complete the meal with some steamed vegetables. I am always amazed at how well the brown rice turns out.  The method I use came from Susan Powter’s website, but I recently saw it on Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” show.

Great to make a batch to keep in the fridge.

Oat and Banana Smoothie

In Food, Recipes on December 24, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Woke up this morning and wanted something sweet to start the day with.  I didn’t have time to cook oatmeal, but I did have time to whip up a smoothie.  The Oat and Banana Smoothie sounded like a good option, and it was!  Bananas are a great source of potassium and a good source for vitamins B6 and C.  Oatmeal is high in dietary fiber and the soy milk is a good source of protein.

Great Day-Starting Smoothie