Tuesday, June 20, 2006

someone's in the kitchen with broccoli

I whipped up the Broccoli Pesto last night, love it! The miso is a nice touch, so are the almonds. I used a lot more basil than it called for, because I love basil. I tossed in some TVP chunks and stirred it into some Mr. Noodles. Will definitely make it again!



I do have a bamboo steamer, but I want the electric kind with a rice cooker like Mishka has. Yes, my pan is pink and so are my placemats. I didn't document my whole cooking process, I'm much messier in the kitchen than M + M are, plus I was in a hurry to catch a bandwagon last night, Lord Stanley's Cup was on the line.

This was great tasting, not too complex and loaded with calcium. Perfect!

12 Comments:

At June 20, 2006 8:44 AM, Blogger michelleknits said...

Mr. Noodles? Yours looks yummy. Ooh, the bamboo steamer=very exciting. Supposedly you can cook the noodles in the bottom half of ours, and we've done that before, but I have trouble keeping track of something I can't see. Being able to cook rice and steam at the same time seems very neat.

TVP -- sounds like a great choice! Yeah pesto!

 
At June 20, 2006 8:58 AM, Blogger Carla said...

Yes, my name is Carla, I'm a 32 yo vegan and I still eat Mr. Noodles! I don't use the flavour/msg packet they come with though.

 
At June 20, 2006 9:42 AM, Blogger mishka said...

Mr Noodles really hit the spot sometimes. When I first moved out on my own, my standard lunch was to cook some Mr Noodles in the morning and mix with 1/2 a packet of seasoning, some frozen corn and frozen peas. By lunch, everything was room temperture and didn't need reheating. Mmmm... carbolicious.

The TVP was an interesting addition! How are you eating it for lunch? More noodles?

Oh, the cleanliness is all a ruse. My shots are just very close so you can't see the disaster that is my kitchen!

 
At June 20, 2006 11:22 AM, Blogger michelleknits said...

Oh, when I wrote "mr. noodles?" I wasn't like "I can't believe you're in your 30s and still eat Mr. Noodles!" but "What are Mr. Noodles?" (sorry, I was rushing). But now by context, I'm thinking they're like "top ramen"? Or something like it?

And I'm with Mishka: there's a reason you didn't see any chopping pictures -- the counter was a mess!

I bought some kamut spirals on the way home yesterday, and I'm excited to eat the pesto with them today.

And did the garlic permeate overnight? Yes indeedy!

 
At June 20, 2006 11:34 AM, Blogger Carla said...

That’s cool, Michelle :-). I do have some Mr. Noodles shame but it's not so terrible as far as guilty pleasures go. Yes they're ramen noodles, add boiling water and ta da! I'm feelin' the garlic seep out of my pores. Food guy on Queer Eye said vegetarians always smell like garlic, I guess it's true!

The pesto would make a nice spread on toast with phony baloney or grilled tofu!

 
At June 20, 2006 11:43 AM, Blogger michelleknits said...

haha! there was this question on wardrobe remix a while ago: "i know what you look like, but what do you smell like?" and i was gonna put "garlic" but i just decided to keep that to myself!

 
At June 20, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger mishka said...

You two are killing me. One of the things I miss most about living alone is being able to eat raw garlic shamelessly. I would make pasta and vegetables, and mix it with vegan parm and lots of raw minced garlic. Mmmmm.... stinky.

 
At June 20, 2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Do you think it's freezable? Say I plop some in a couple holes in an ice cube tray and for later?

Garlic-breath pride!

 
At June 20, 2006 5:42 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

hmm, i don't know. i was thinking how it made quite a lot. and i always hear about people putting things in their ice cube trays, but then doesn't the flavor of the food permeate (yeah, it's all about "permeation" this week) the plastic, therefore making it an inhospitable place to just plain water. dunno. i bet if you were able to freeze it to minimize frost accumulating on the top, you (and the pesto) would be cool.

oh, i have an idea for the next challenge. saw this recipe on a blog today. whaddya think?

another idea is something on the ppk, like this. Or...(I was just about to look for another one and am being booted off the computer. Something with sticky rice might be nice?)) Later...

 
At June 20, 2006 6:48 PM, Blogger mishka said...

Good suggestions, Michelle!

Hey, Carla. What is that little tomatoey guy in your bowl shot?

 
At June 20, 2006 10:55 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Tomatoe is a tin toy I got at a yard sale over the weekend, he came with my to the farmer's market to get the basil.

Ewww, garlic ice cubes!! Didn't think of that! Maybe in a freezer bag.

Those recipes look fun, Michelle C!

 
At June 23, 2006 2:09 PM, Blogger Warrior Two said...

I love Mr. Tomato Man!!! I love the cookbook-style presentation. I might have to start doing this.

 

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