Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What Annie did next.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #91
    Last night's pumpkin mash was just like mashed potatoes but with pumpkin. ie cut into chunks, steam, peel (or peel then steam, whichever seems easiest to you), mash with salt, pepper, cream. I also added nutmeg.

    To make it fancier, I sometimes then add some more ingredients such as cooked diced onion and bacon bits, sour cream or coconut cream, herbs and spices like coriander and cumin, cheese, and an egg or two to bind it all together. Then put it all in a casserole dish, top with more cheese and bake till warmed through. I'm doing this for a family party tomorrow.
    Annie Ups the Ante
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

    Comment


    • #92
      Yesterday's exercise was dance class, followed by a long walk home as there are no buses on Saturday.

      I somewhat overdid the catering for last night's party so I have in the fridge an enormous coleslaw and most of a dish of pumpkin bake. I'm planning to put a beef casserole in the slow cooker and that will be dinner covered.

      There's also a few buttered carrots and one last chicken leg, so that will be my brunch if ever I get hungry again. Right now, I can't imagine it.
      Annie Ups the Ante
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

      Comment


      • #93
        Enjoying your posts. Sounds like great food in your fridge.
        "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

        Comment


        • #94
          Thanks, Crypto. We have already polished off most of the pumpkin but barely made a dent in the coleslaw, despite serving it for both lunch and dinner. I daren't serve it for breakfast tomorrow, the family are bound to protest.

          B: Pumpkin mash, buttered carrots, chicken drumstick.
          L: Sliced apple, cheese, bacon, coleslaw.
          S: Dark chocolate. Sliver of carrot cake.
          D: Beef and bean casserole, pumpkin bake, coleslaw.
          Annie Ups the Ante
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

          Comment


          • #95
            All sounds really nice, Annieh!

            Comment


            • #96
              Thanks, Traveller. It wasn't a fully primal day, due to the beans in the casserole - I'm feeding five this week so I have to stretch the meals a bit with rice and things. Also, because of the party, there was cake, and I do so love that cream cheese icing.
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

              Comment


              • #97
                Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                Last night's pumpkin mash was just like mashed potatoes but with pumpkin. ie cut into chunks, steam, peel (or peel then steam, whichever seems easiest to you), mash with salt, pepper, cream. I also added nutmeg.

                To make it fancier, I sometimes then add some more ingredients such as cooked diced onion and bacon bits, sour cream or coconut cream, herbs and spices like coriander and cumin, cheese, and an egg or two to bind it all together. Then put it all in a casserole dish, top with more cheese and bake till warmed through. I'm doing this for a family party tomorrow.
                This sounds super delicious - I am adding it to my collection of primal/paleo recipes to use in the fall - or you know whenever the mood strikes and I can get fresh pumpkins. Thanks again for another great food idea. Have you thought of making a recipe book? I'd buy it!
                Cheers!
                “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

                "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

                Comment


                • #98
                  L: Sliced apple, cheese, bacon, coleslaw
                  How did you eat this? Did you put the cheese on the apple and eat the bacon with your fingers and then the coleslaw separate, or was it all combined in some way? (I love all of these items and am just wondering).

                  Have you ever had "Tanka Bites"? They are cranberry and buffalo jerky bites and I had them for the first time the other day--addictive. Is that a similar idea to bacon and apple?
                  I feed my healthy cells and starve the rest.

                  Waist circumference:
                  50(start)/40.5(current)/35>(goal)

                  Comment


                  • #99
                    Originally posted by IronGirl View Post
                    How did you eat this? Did you put the cheese on the apple and eat the bacon with your fingers and then the coleslaw separate, or was it all combined in some way? (I love all of these items and am just wondering).

                    Have you ever had "Tanka Bites"? They are cranberry and buffalo jerky bites and I had them for the first time the other day--addictive. Is that a similar idea to bacon and apple?
                    lol, IronGirl, yes these were just random finger food items, I assembled them into mini sandwiches of two apple slices with cheese in between, but I did actually use a fork for the coleslaw.

                    It developed this way because I made the family cheese and bacon on toast, so I just sliced an apple and put it on my plate with some slices of cheese and a couple of grilled pieces of bacon. The side of coleslaw was because I still have a massive amount left over from the family party.

                    No, never tried Tanka bits but they sound quite good, I don't know if we have anything similar here. Bacon and apple is a good combo, you can core the apple, slice it into rings and panfry in butter to have with bacon and perhaps mushrooms, onions, courgettes etc for breakfast. Yum, I'm looking forward to breakfast again already and I've only just had lunch, lol. I love talking about food.
                    Annie Ups the Ante
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

                    Comment


                    • Fine, I'll come out and say it: I've been salivating over your daily menus for some time now.

                      I didn't want you to know because I'm secretly jealous and mildly spiteful.
                      Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by Primal Primate View Post
                        This sounds super delicious - I am adding it to my collection of primal/paleo recipes to use in the fall - or you know whenever the mood strikes and I can get fresh pumpkins. Thanks again for another great food idea. Have you thought of making a recipe book? I'd buy it!
                        Cheers!

                        I would probably be sued for copyright, most of my recipes come from somewhere else, even this site sometimes.

                        The rest of my meals aren't even recipes, I just buy lots of primal food, then when I get hungry I eat some of it.


                        Originally posted by ombat View Post
                        Fine, I'll come out and say it: I've been salivating over your daily menus for some time now.

                        I didn't want you to know because I'm secretly jealous and mildly spiteful.
                        Ombat thanks for visiting my journal, I'll choose to take your comment as a compliment I admit I salivate over my meals too, but I don't want to make anyone jealous, just to celebrate the simplicity and deliciousness that is primal food.


                        B: Dinner for breakfast - pumpkin fritter topped with beef casserole, buttered carrots, grilled bacon and zucchini, I think I even put some coleslaw on the plate, lol.
                        L: Homemade Calzone - I know, I know it's not primal. This is the first time I've baked bread in almost a year and it's not that I have even missed it much but just that I am hardpressed to feed five of us this week. The fillings were great though - fried leeks, bacon, grated cheese, sliced olives, sundried tomatoes. And I used up the last of a bottle of steak sauce.
                        Three feijoas.
                        S: Chocolate (habit, really wasn't hungry after the bread).
                        D: Pork and vegetable stirfry (garlic, leeks, carrot, capsicum, pork mince, cashews, honey, soya sauce, peanut butter) on white rice. Feijoa and apple crumble (topping butter/coconut/sugar/oats) with whipped cream.

                        So fairly wholesome home cooking, but not primal today. Feeling a little weighed down, more from missing the gym I think, but eating grains doesn't help.
                        Last edited by Annieh; 04-23-2013, 01:59 AM.
                        Annie Ups the Ante
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

                        Comment


                        • I'm with Ombat. Your food just sounds so...yum!

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                            Ombat thanks for visiting my journal, I'll choose to take your comment as a compliment
                            If you must....
                            Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

                            Comment


                            • You must be a great cook! It all sounds so appetizing. Sooner or later I'm going to have to start cooking. My daily menu is getting pretty boring.
                              "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Cryptocode View Post
                                You must be a great cook! It all sounds so appetizing. Sooner or later I'm going to have to start cooking. My daily menu is getting pretty boring.
                                Crypto, you seem to have hit on a reasonable formula for your meals and I assumed you were cooking. I mean, bacon, eggs, meat loaf, carrots etc. They don't cook themselves do they?

                                However, if you are starting to get bored there are ways to ring the changes with seasonings and preparation so that bacon and eggs, meat and veges are presented a little differently each time.

                                Eg. eggs can be fried, poached, scrambled, hardboiled and stuffed or added to salads, made into omelette, quiche or waffles.

                                Meat can be marinated in garlic, ginger, chilli or any number of other herbs and spices.

                                Veges can be boiled and mashed with cream, steamed and drizzled with butter, stirfried in olive oil, roasted in dripping, baked and served with sour cream or combined into salads.

                                If you choose a different meat, veg, seasoning and method each time, you will have plenty of variety. I get my favourites though.
                                Annie Ups the Ante
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X