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Am spending a lovely lazy Saturday watching Food Network and cleaning my kitchen (mostly on the commercials). I love doing this because I get great ideas for recipes and then my kitchen is ready for the making of them!

I am still challenging myself to cook mostly with things I already have in the cupboard. Every weekend I shop only for the essentials (milk, juice, bread) and work mostly from my Freshbox veggies.

A few things I am thinking about making:

Whole-wheat spaghetti and prawns with a coconut cream and curry sauce. I kind of made this up in my head but I believe it will work: basically coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce or maybe a few drops of Thai fish sauce, and some curry powder. Perhaps some red pepper flakes--I haven't decided yet. It will be a lovely yellow colour. I think I can use the leftover sauce to make pizza with some julienned carrots (I always get carrots in my Freshbox) and green onion. I can also use it to make stir-fried udon noodles (one of my preferred weekday evening meals--I usually make it with a sweet chili sauce). I would have to buy some jumbo prawns for this, but I think that would be okay, as I have everything else. I can use the leftover prawns for Tom Yum soup (from a packet--I am not a superstar).

Tortellini. I was watching Gordon Ramsay make some on The F Word and it really made me want to get my hands dirty with some pasta dough. I have some zucchini that I was going to use to make zucchini pie but I bet it would be equally good roasted for a primavera sauce.

Zucchini bread. Plainly I just have way too many uses for this zucchini! I haven't baked anything in a little while and I think it is time.

In the meantime, I am eating fresh apples spread with peanut butter and watching TV with my feet up while the pots are soaking in the kitchen sink. Life is pretty sweet, you guys.

Yay food!

Date: 2009-04-11 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I completely understand. I'm trying to find a use for two radicchios in my fridge. It's pretty bitter so I need to be careful.

And yeah, Saturdays are pretty awesome. I'm just reading and plunking away on my banjo. I chipped away at our sump pump hose just earlier. That's about the extent of my physical labour for today.

Date: 2009-04-11 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i think about food a lot too! if i am ever around a tv, pretty much the only channels i'm interested in are the food network or HGTV.

your coconut cream curry sauce sounds good! i'd suggest adding some ginger and/or lemongrass to the mix to zing it up a bit.

your day is sounding to be so nice and relaxing :D

Date: 2009-04-12 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think it's pretty good the way it is, actually. The fish sauce gives it a lot of "zing." Also, I don't have those things on hand, and as I mentioned, I'm trying not to buy stuff I might not use up.

Date: 2009-04-14 08:12 am (UTC)
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Tell me more about this spaghetti/prawns, the carrot pizza, and the udon please???

Date: 2009-04-15 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What more would you like to know?


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