Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Joy of Cooking

I haven't posted in a few days because, truthfully, everything I've made in the past two days has tasted horrible! I don't like posting stuff that tastes bad because I plan on redoing the recipe and making it edible. I tried my hand at a parsnip puree because I saw it on Top Chef a few months ago. That didn't turn out amazing- I still ate some of it, but couldn't stomach looking at it anymore so I threw it away this morning. Then, yesterday afternoon I tried making muffins from have cake, will travel. Celine's recipes always turn out perfect in my kitchen, but I had some problems with this one. The ratio of dry ingredients to wet ingredients was really weird, and the mixture had hardly any moisture. I stirred and stirred and it was still like lumpy sand. I added a few other wet igredients, but the end result wasn't pretty. And I really mean that haha They looked like lumps of coal!!! I'm gonna try and adjust the recipe though because mocha muffins just sound amazing.

As for my good recipe today, it's a smoothie. I just drank it and I liked it. You honestly can't go wrong with a smoothie. At least my body can digest them easier.

Here's the recipe:
Yummy Smoothie
1 banana
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
2/3 cup tangerine juice

Blend! I stuck mine in the freezer for 10 minutes because I like eating it like frozen yogurt.

These other pictures are from the city last night. There was a Gallery Crawl where artists, chefs, musicians, jewel makers, and so on display their work and entertain. My favorite place was the culinary institute and I got some great pictures of the cakes!


Celine said...

which recipe was it?

B.T said...

Hi whats up , just wanted to let u know the recipes look awesome and i love the music player i love all those songs!!!!

Keep on doing what ur doing!!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Oooh, such a colorful new blog layout!! :0)

Saw your lovely comment on my blog - the song is called "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" by Enrique Iglesias :0)

Celine said...

this is odd. I will try them again when I get a chance, since it's been a while, but a q for you: did you scoop the flour or spoon it? it could make a difference. I almost always lightly spoon it, especially with all purpose or whole wheat pastry or plain whole wheat.

Emily said...

I've never put oats in a smoothie. That's a good idea.

Kati said...

Smoothies are the best! I must say, though, I've never put oats in mine - what a cool idea. Oh, and if you freeze the banana before adding it to the blender, you'll get ice cream consistency without having to freeze the finished product. Yum!