Sunday, May 22, 2011

Garlic Teriyaki Broccoli

Ok, so not really a strict recipe, but here's how I've been making broccoli lately...and I'll eat half a crown for lunch, I love it. It tastes like eating stir fry, but with only broccoli. Ingredient amounts are approximate.

1/2 crown of Broccoli
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
A Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce (low sodium)
3 tablespoons of Water

Heat Sesame Oil. Add crushed red pepper and garlic until fragrant (watch out to make sure the garlic doesn't burn. Add broccoli, then add the teriyaki sauce and water. Cook for about 1 or 2 minutes (unless you like your broccoli reaally soft).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins

These are easy and so yummy. I adapted it from a recipe I found on You can still make these if you discover you're out of eggs (like I did, this morning). Just use an extra banana and about 2 T of milk...I was worried about how they'd turn out, but definitely edible (unlike the time I made brownies without eggs...)

Banana Nut Muffins

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon

3 Bananas, mashed
1 Egg
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/3 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup Walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pan, bottoms only (or use liners). Mix Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt and Cinnamon in a bowl. Stir other ingredients together in another bowl. Fold the two mixtures together just until blended.

Bake approximately 25-30 minutes (My oven bakes things super fast so keep an eye on these...mine were done in about 15 minutes, but I know that's probably not typical.)

Friday, May 6, 2011

White Boy Tacos

We have these on nights where I have run out of ideas or don't feel adventurous (or on nights where I'd rather just have a bowl of cereal, but my husband would like real food). It's very rare that I want tacos for dinner (rare as in NEVER), but I make them because he likes them so much and they're easy :)

We call them white boy tacos because you use those taco shells in a box instead of frying corn tortillas up yourselves. I'd never had taco shells from a box before I'd met my husband.
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/4 to 1/3 cup salsa
1/2 teaspoon Comino (Cumin)
1/2 teaspoon minced Garlic
Taco Shells in a box (you could even use flour tortillas if you want even easier!)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown ground beef over medium heat. Add salsa, comino, and garlic.
Toast taco shells in oven for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Stuff shells with ground beef mixture and top with cheese. Bake about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Top with whatever other taco toppings you desire.