Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mia Cooks - Mushrooms and Broccoli

Training update: none. well. the basics. A day on my feet more than usual and my ankle is swollen and tender. Goooood stuff. The doctor basically told me that 3 ibuprofen, 3x a day and "if it hurts, don't do it." Not helpful. We'll see what happens on Tuesday when I go back.

I'm keeping up my Sunday cooking for the week; I made sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and a few other things:

Portabella Mushrooms 

You need:
- Portabella mushrooms
- Olive Oil
- Red wine
- 2 cloves garlic
- Soy Sauce
- Balsamic Vinegar

1) Preheat oven to 400
2) Clean mushrooms (remove stems)
3) Mix. In a baking dish, mix 1/2 c. red wine, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and 2 cloves garlic, minced.
4) Marinate the portabellas in the dish, upside down for 15 minutes.
5) Cover with foil and put into the oven for 25 minutes.

These are great cold or hot - I recommend sautéing spinach or another green and putting that over the mushroom cap with some goat cheese. You can also slice these up and eat with other grilled veggies, or as a side dish for a dinner. The possibilities are endless.

Broccoli with Raisins and Bacon

Growing up, I remember this very Southern salad recipe - it's basically broccoli, mayo, raisins, and bacon. Great tasted, but I can feel myself getting fat thinking about that. Instead, I decided to roast some broccoli and try to get some of the same flavors into the recipe. I wound up with a recipe that blew my mind. I cannot recommend this enough.

You need:
- broccoli
- coconut oil
- cayenne pepper
- cinnamon
- salt
- red pepper flakes
- golden raisins
- bacon
- onion
- garlic

1) Chop broccoli
2) Toss with coconut oil, cayenne pepper, salt, and some cinnamon

3) Bake broccoli on 400 on a baking sheet for 15 minutes

4) Microwave 4-5 pieces of bacon, until crispy (6 minutes)
5) Toss some coconut oil into a skillet and melt, then add about a half cup of chopped onions, saute.
6) Once the onion is sautéed, add the raisins, 2 cloves of garlic, minced, salt, red pepper flakes

7) Add the raisin mix to the broccoli and salt/cayenne pepper as needed.

I also spent some time sauteing some greens - if you don't know how to saute greens, here's your step by step:

1) Heat up a tiny bit of olive oil
2) Add a little garlic
3) Add chopped greens and cover
4) It'll cook quickly, but stir now and then until reduced and thoroughly cooked

After all the cooking today, here's how I made out:


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    1. I literally went to the store today with specific designs to purchase more of it. Then ran out. Again. I have hoards of tupperware and use it ALL. Man's greatest invention, yet.

    2. You should see what the inside of my fridge looks like on a typical Sunday night.