This is like brandy in my belly!! Nice and warm in my belly!
Red velvet cake for the birthday boy!
When I was a kid growing up in Michigan, my family called this a “burgundy” cake. We never put cream cheese icing on it either (ick) but rather one made with a cooked flour/milk paste, butter, sugar and vanilla. I’ve been told it’s a North/South thing. But who knows?
Chris asked for Chili & cornbread for his Birthday/Superbowl dinner.
After having to ditch my dinner plan yesterday because all 5 of my avocados were bad - today I finally got them!!!! They have been pushed back for a week now cos Chris wasn’t feeling well and just wanted soup. I have a happy belly!!!!
Perks of assisting! Snacks! Raw taco!
Sunday Morning’s are for decadent breakfasts- pumpkin french toast w/ ginger candied walnuts, rosemary apple chutney & maple syrup.
Friday night is pizza night!
Intern work today w/ The Blissful Chef - Vegan & Gluten free empanadas w/ sweet adzuki bean filling
Externing Friday consisted of me making creamy asparagus soup as part of a cook book review. Pretty good but I would use more asparagus and maybe cook the potatoes first so the asparagus is a little greener than it was. Looked more like split pea soup.
Oil soaked dates & walnuts w/ lavender, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, black pepper and vanilla.
Project #2 - Christmas gifts I never made because I got sick.
We learned how to make these in the Ayurvedic portion of my culinary School modules. Vata calming. Not that anyone in my family is very Vata (Kapha mostly - I added extra black pepper for good measure) and is the last thing we should be having… but they are just sooooo good!!!
So first night alone to make what ever my heart desires and what does a new “chef” make? Processed food…lol
I had a craving for old bay waffle fries and a chickn sandwich (avocado, tomato, miso mayo, cilantro and lettuce.
Black Bean Brownies
PMS dictates that these be made tomorrow!