Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Other People's Recipes

I've come to realize that I'm more creative in the kitchen during the winter months. When it's cold out and I don't want to venture to the grocery store I'll turn to my cabinet and whip up something on a whim. But summertime, full of BBQ's and good weather makes me want to use my time in the kitchen efficiently, which means I turn to other people's tried and true recipes.

That Henry's a smart dog; there's bacon in that broccoli salad. And mayonnaise. The recipe is from the ever-popular site Simply Recipes and it really is tasty. I love broccoli already, but this will turn any broccoli hater into a lover. I was going to bring this to a BBQ I'm going to tonight, but I'm saving it all for myself (and telling myself it's because there will be vegetarian's at the party). Henry will be happy.

Potato salad -- another one from Elise at Simply Recipes. This is her Dad's recipe for potato salad and the secret ingredient is pickle juice. It's simply awesome. This is the dish that will make it to the party tonight. Henry likes anything covered in mayonaise.

And cake. Delicious, gluten-free coconut cake (the link goes to a gluten-free forum post where the recipe is listed) care of my favorite gluten-free cookbook, Annalise Robert's Baking Classics. If you ever need to make a cake for company, this is the one to try. The recipes calls for coconut milk in the batter so it is super moist. I made it for my mom's birthday cake and it was a hit.

Oh, and quinoa too! I didn't make this dish, my sister did. It's become quite the family favorite. I don't have the recipe for it, but posting this picture might get my sister to post her recipe (but I understand if that might take a few days -- she's in the process of moving to the mid-west... and breaking my heart....) . It is packed with flavor and overall, just delicious.


Tiffany said...

Oooh, that broccoli salad looks and sounds so good! The quinoa looks fabulous as well...I'll have to look for that recipe :)

My sister moved away when I was 19, and it still makes me sad. Hopefully you get to visit her often :)

The Good Eatah said...

Thanks Tiff! Hopefully we'll get that quinoa recipe soon :)

I sure hope so! Flights are pretty expensive out there :(

Jon said...

Cindy and I love quinoa and literally have gallons and gallons of coconut milk, not to mention coconut flour, coconut oil, shredded coconut.. in fact, our favorite honeymoon-moment was picking, slicing open, and eating our own coconut. I guess that's weird? :P

..but we've yet to make an entire coconut based cake, primarily because dairy is a food allergy for Cindy and I doubt she could resist the cake after she made it :)

I just came over to your blog randomly from our Visit a Random Gluten Free Blog Widget. It's an easy one button installation for blogger if you'd like it here - quite fun to surf the GF community at random!


The Good Eatah said...

Jon, welcome and thanks for the comment. Since I avoid dairy, I'm pretty coconut obsessed too. I love that the highlight of your honeymoon was breaking open a coconut!

I tried that once in Australia: I found a coconut on a beach and decided to try and crack it open, well I did and immediately tried to pour the contect in my mouth only to discover that it tasted like salt water and fish. Apparently, the coconut had been washed up ashore... whoops.