My mother has an old saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s supper.” Let’s just say that cooking has never been the forte of the women in my family. But we try, really we do. My sister tells me that she’s even won a pie baking contest or two. Me? Well, I decided that I ought to start cooking healthy meals for my family; I want my kids to eat nutritious foods, I want to eat nutritious foods, and I try too woo my husband with nutritious food (masquerading as something else, hee hee). Anyway, here’s what’s cookings:
Whole roasted tomatoes with fresh thyme from my garden, garlic, olive oil, ground pepper and coarse salt,
served over tomato spinach pasta with parmesan cheese
or over traditional shells
When I cook chicken, turkey or fish for my husband and daughter, I pour my love into it. As you might remember, I’m a vegetarian, but I love two omnivores . . . so I’m doing my best to give them good foods they like and have some peace too. I rolled the chicken in olive oil and then lightly seasoned it. It’s one of Annabelle’s favorites.
And last, but certainly not least, are these sweet peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. We substituted 1/4 cup applesauce for butter and oh my, these were so moist and delicious. Since I didn’t have a frosting, we topped these off with organic creamy peanut butter. Annabelle gave it two thumbs up.
So, what’s cooking in your kitchen? Any simple recipes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear since I’m just learning my way around here . . .