Sunday, June 12, 2011

what i ate this week

trying something different. i tried a bunch of new recipes this week and thought i'd share those instead of a weekly 10. sound good?

honey goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza- from this week for dinner


photo from thisweekfordinner.com

i had never made caramelized onions before so i was a little nervous but they turned out great! they really put this pizza over the top. i used fresh pizza dough from trader joe's and followed the recipe pretty closely. nearly everyone liked the pizza, even the skeptics. i saved the extra caramelized onions and put them on a veggie burger today. still good almost a week later.


arugula salad with grape tomatoes and parmesan cheese

i have been frightened by arugula in the past. it looks like weeds and every time giada uses it she makes sure to point out how "peppery" it is. yum? anyways, i started eating it at the whole foods salad bar and really loved how interesting it tasted. i bought a bunch, tossed it with fresh tomatoes, lots of parmesan, and a herb ranch. so delicious. i've had it for lunch almost every day this week, until i ran out of tomatoes. try it, you might be surprised!


spring salad with new potatoes- from smitten kitchen


photo from smittenkitchen.com

i thought i hated potato salads until i tried one made without mayonnaise. friends for life. i tweaked this recipe slightly because i couldn't find radishes and i only had fingerling potatoes. i used green beans instead for the pea ingredient and discovered what spring onions are. and let me tell you, those pickled onions were incredible. i loved this salad and it would be perfect for a barbecue or picnic.

cream cheese frosting- from barefoot contessa

i was watching ina make red velvet cupcakes the other day and mentally filed away her cream cheese frosting recipe for future use. flash forward to my piano/violin recital and needing a frosting for some devil's food cupcakes. it would have been easier if my cream cheese was a little more room temperature, but it turned out so nicely. it made way more than i needed for 24 cupcakes, though. i now have a bowl of frosting in my fridge. someone please take it off my hands.

next up:

caprese grilled cheese


from foodgawker via pinterest.

and pasta with arugula and white beans


from this week for dinner

4 comments:

Beth Lundgreen said...

you are so fancy!

potpie du monde said...

Everything looks so tasty & healthy! Amazing blog!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Goat cheese + caramelized onions, yum!!

Monica Whitney said...

That pizza looks dynamite.

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