September 02, 2014

Kale Tortellini and Steak


Kirkland 4-cheese tortellini is almost TOO cheesy! They got me with an in-store sample with the Kirkland pesto as well. Definitely better than the Olivieri stuff. Kale, garden tomatoes and pan seared steak round out the meal.

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September 03, 2014

Pancake Dinner


Good excuse to have maple syrup but sadly lacking in bacon :((((

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September 06, 2014

Steak and Tortellini 2


So good, I made it again, this time with sous vide steak.

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September 12, 2014

Vitamix Cherry Ice Cream


Deal of the year: scored a Vitamix for $300.
Also, the frozen cherries that Costco sells are pretty awesome.

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September 13, 2014

Smoked Cauliflower Soup


Leftover BBQ cauliflower (that didn't soften on the grill...) whizzed up in the Vitamix with onion and cream.

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September 14, 2014

Carrot Carbonara


A bit too rich. Needs tomato. Using some cauliflower soup as sauce improved it too.

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September 15, 2014

Accidental Panna Cotta


This was completely made and cooked in the blender, which can generate heat with the friction of the blades on the liquid. I was actually trying to make vanilla pudding, but it ended up being too stiff and gelling like a gelatin-based panna cotta. The cherry sauce is just blended cherries and sugar (but later I added some vitamin C powder because I noticed it oxidizing). Proportions are off - should've been much smaller with more sauce.

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September 20, 2014

Salmon and Beet Salad


Sous vide salmon is the best salmon. Also, it's possible that the ATK beets that failed last time were the fault of the beets - these were great.

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September 21, 2014

Liquid Lunch: Pina Colada

20140921PinaColada.jpgFresh pineapple (with core! I was skeptical but it was fine!), coconut rum (not a lot, it's kinda gross) and ice in the Vitamix. No garnish cuz I'm lazy.

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September 24, 2014

Salmon and Kale Curry


Man, I love sous vide salmon.

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September 25, 2014

Herb Garden Fried Rice


With beef spinalis!

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