Tuesday, June 21, 2011
|Dill Pesto with Orzo Salad|
I don't really know what precipitated this, but lately the *Girl From Scratch household has taken an interest in being "green" and not wasting so much. This applies to food and grocery stuffs along with clothing and resources. It's been interesting to monitor our grocery budget and see the amount of food that gets wasted from being forgotten in the back of the fridge. Not good for the environment or our wallets.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Before I share today's recipe, some breaking news: *Girl From Scratch joined Twitter! There are so many little fun things to share-- blog updates, and you know, the latest nail colors. For occasional extras in 160-characters-or-less, get your bite-sized fix by following @GirlFromScratch.
This week I am still suffering from it's-hot-and-I-don't-have-any-motivation, so I turned to my kitchen BFF, the Crock-Pot. When I'm too busy to watch the stove, she works tirelessly all day, like my own personal live-in cook. And in the summer, my Crock-Pot cooks a hot meal without raising the temperature in the entire kitchen. If you can't stand the heat, go ahead and stay out of the kitchen! Crock-Pot will get the job done.
w/ Homemade Tzatziki
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|Mango Bruschetta with Raisin Bread|
I first heard about Mango Bruschetta with Raisin Bread Crostini on one of those stressful competitive cooking shows. I fell asleep before the end so I never got to see how it was made, but in true *Girl From Scratch fashion, I improvised, and it turned out just fine. The sweet ripe mango sings with the purple onion and salty warm raisin bread. I was a little nervous at first because I had never really used a fresh mango, but wow! I have a feeling this will be my fruit of choice all summer. So good.
Mango Bruschetta with Raisin Bread Crostini
|Cast of Characters: Raisin bread, mangoes, purple onion, red bell pepper, parsley. (Not pictured- Pantry items: Vegetable oil and crushed red pepper, olive oil and salt.)|
|Slice raisin bread.|
|Dice mango, red bell pepper and purple onion and combine in bowl.|
|Add crushed red pepper.|
|Add vegetable oil.|
|Brush olive oil on bread.|
|Sprinkle with salt and toast in oven for 10 minutes.|
|Coolest new find! Raspberry-shaped ice mold. Fill with berries and ginger ale and freeze.|