November 21, 2010

Apple Fries

Okay, not really. I mean, they are apples but they're not fried. I just cut them up to look like fries and somehow that makes them so much more exciting. And I made a great dipping "sauce" from peanut butter, smashed banana, a little maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and some milk to thin it just a bit. They received two thumbs up as a bedtime snack tonight.

November 15, 2010

Gazpacho...sort of

I started out with a recipe for gazpacho but kinda changed a few things. It turned out really yummy! I don't know if it's technically gazpacho since I cooked most of the veggies but we did eat it chilled. And I don't have exact measurements on how I made it, but that's the beauty of this kind of 'soup.' You can totally be creative based on what veggies you like. Here's what I did:

Chop up and sautee in olive oil:
red pepper
minced garlic

after everything turns limp and the house smells heavenly, let it cool.

Place in blender:
1 can tomatoes
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 cucumber
sauteed veggies

blend it up, season to taste, then chill (you and the soup)

I baked some garlic bread and we dipped it in the soup. It was SOOOO good, the kids
loved it too. When all the veggies are blended like that beyond recognition they are so much easier for a kid (and certain adults) to eat! The dipping part makes it fun too.