I’ve been on a cooking kick recently. When I start cooking one thing I then get all antsy and try to cook like twelve other dishes in one night and it’s way too much food and completely wasteful, but I do it anyway. This is what I have been cooking when the urge has struck over the past couple of months:
Cashew Chicken – Cashew Nut was the dish that made me start liking broccoli. I would get it from this restaurant a block away from me in Portland and thought it was the best thing ever. When I started eating meat again I wanted to try and make this dish but had been putting it off for a while due to the need of things like fish sauce and two types of soy sauce. Recently I bit the bullet (and bought fish sauce) and gave one recipe a try. Unfortunately, like with most asian dishes I have attempted, the fish sauce/sesame seed oil was too potent and I didn’t end up liking it.
Guess I’ll have to try again.
Baked Apple Cider Donuts – Another non-success, I am loving some apple cider recently but I think my time with baked donuts may have passed. I think the next time I get in a donut kick they are going to have to be fried. The blog that this recipe is from is gorgeous though.
Chicken Avocado Lime Soup – At first I thought it was delicious and then I found myself avoiding it, this may be the chicken stock I used though as I found myself doing that will all the soups I have made.
Pra Ram – After getting tired of Cashew Nut dishes at thai restaurants I moved onto anything with peanut sauce. I sorted through a few recipes before finding one that didn’t completely intimidate me with ingredients. The result, delicious. The peanut sauce was like a peanut butter milkshake, probably going to have to use
a little a lot less sugar next time. I do not have a link to this recipe as I printed it out years ago and have since cleaned it from my pinterest boards.
Blueberry Muffins – I am having a love affair with blueberry muffins after reading The Blueberry C. The ones from Starbucks are subpar, they need more blueberries, Panera does a pretty good job, in fact they are probably the best I have had now that I think about it. So when Elise posted her recipe I decided it was time to try them. These are a less sweet version, they are definitely delicious but next time I will add more blueberries.
Peanut Butter Banana Bites – I became lazy after the first freeze and didn’t feel like melting chocolate to dip them in. Next time I’ll brave my fear of melting down chocolate and go all the way.
Excited to try soon: