Monday, December 12, 2011

killing two birds with one stone

so, as a special treat, i have not one BUT TWO RECIPES TODAY!

i basically didn't leave the house this weekend which left me with long periods of time just sitting on the couch watching tv and eating, it was incredibly unproductive. it took me all the way till Sunday afternoon to stop being a lazy bones and actually get up and make something.

Saturday night, I'm sitting in my bed, it's pretty close to 1 am and just as i am about to drift off to dream land WHAM
a sudden craving for muesli hits me, and you know that in order to make muesli you have to let the oats soak the night before, so i crawled out of my bed down to the kitchen ( to find my sleeping sister splayed on the couch)
to make this:

Midnight Muesli

  • 1 banana, chopped, 
  • `1 tbsp toasted almonds
  • 1 tbsp toasted coconut
  • 1 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • dried or fresh berries to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed

directions: the night before, mix together the oats, almond milk, wheat germ, and flax seed along with a dollop of yogurt if you so please, and place in fridge to soak overnight, in the morning, mix together coconut, berries, and toasted almonds and a sprinkling of sweetener if you want.
and you're done!

it was actually really good, so i was surprised seeing as how it was my first attempt at muesli, and it was so simple! i will definitely be making this again

so with the weekend come and gone, i need to get back into the flow of the week, meaning school work, after school clubs, and realizing i wont be able to cook dinner for myself every night this week, so i made more than i usually do for dinner (a single serving is what i usually make) i made an Asian edamame pasta salad

Edamame pasta Salad
serves 5 or 6

  • a whole box of whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • 1/2 up of zucchini chopped
  • 1/4 cup of broccoli
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 and 1/4 cup edamame
  • 2 chopped gloves of garlic
Directions: at a high temperature boil a large pot of water, once boiled, add in box of pasta and edamame. This should cook until the pasta is a little less than chewy, to the side place all vegetables in a pan to slowly and lightly stir fry. drain the pasta and mix in chopped garlic, once the vegetables are done also mix in with the pasta. in a small separate bowl mix together the sesame oil, the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and rice vinegar and whisk together until it is all together. After that pour into pasta while slowly mixing it together, let sit for a little bit, maybe 20 minutes so that the flavors can  mix together

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