Friday, July 15, 2011

Things I've cooked lately (lots of photos)

It's finally summer! My go-to hot weather meal: mul naengmyun (Korean ice water noodles)

Last month's LetsLunch offering: sweet potato hand pies

Had some leftover dough and leftover Chinese sausage, so made pigs in a blanket

Giant pile of jalapenos -- expertly sliced and seeded by Jake!

Filled with cheese mix, some rolled in a crispy coating

Others just filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon

Carolina came over and together we made this awesome strawberry icebox cake made using this recipe from The Kitchn blog.

So many jalapeno poppers!

Grilled veggies, chicken and brie dinner. We've been eating a TON of grilled zucchini, summer squash and eggplant this year.

Lentils and chorizo salad. I think this was seasoned with cumin, garlic and onion.

Sriracha coleslaw -- one of my favorites for summer.

Karyn's wedding is SO close! These were cakes and cupcakes I made for tasting back in May. We ultimately ditched the peanut butter filling in favor of mixing in some white cake with orange zest buttercream.

Happy birthday to me! Baked myself a red velvet cake this year and loved every bite.

And, three days later, Happy Birthday, Jake! Chocolate with peanut butter mousse for his surprise birthday party.

Kimchi chiggae made with older, funky kimchi.

Skillet cornbread (served with whipped honey butter) for Wendy and Nicole's Soul Food Potluck

Roasted chicken quarters, served with veggie pasta

Veggie pasta -- one of the best recipes I've thrown together in a long time! Zucchini, onion, summer squash, and spinach + white wine, browned chicken bits from the pan + melted Laughing Cow cheese + pasta water  It was slightly creamy, veggies still a bit firm and just awesome.

Red lentils soup with chicken sausage and spinach. Another thrown together creation after doing some reading on lentils. Cooked the lentils like pasta, then mixed with a little thickened chicken stock to make a stew like consistency.

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