All About The Recipes

by Willie on March 18, 2015

in Cooking, Daily, Food Fuel, Recipes

This weekend was pretty uneventful. Angela and I didn’t have much going on so we just kind of spent time in the house. She spent time cleaning up the kitchen and organizing a few rooms. I did some work on the lawn. I did do a little cooking this weekend. So, I wanted to share a few things that I did in the kitchen.

PIZZA!!!:

 

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It’s been a while since I’ve made pizza. We used to have it every Friday night but we kind of just stopped eating it. Angela requested pizza for the weekend so I made it. As I said, it’s been awhile since I’ve made a pizza from scratch. I forgot really how to make it. My old go-to recipe uses sugar and olive oil as well as flour, yeast, salt and water. I wanted to skip the oil and sugar and just use the other basic ingredients. So, I used a pizza recipe from Bon Appetit. The dough was supposed to rise for 18 hours but I let it rise for about seven hours instead. The dough was still good. It was harder to work with because the dough could stay stretched. So I had a hard time working with the dough. Overall, the pizza came out great.

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Curried Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes:

 

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I wanted to try something outside of my wheelhouse. I had a conversation with Dacia from My Roots To Grow a few weeks back about vegetables and being vegan. You can read about it on her blog. The conversation came about because I’m horrible about eating vegetables. I’m better than I was when I was 492 pounds. I’m still not the greatest vegetable eater. So, I wanted to make a dish that was vegetable centric, in a sense. I came across a recipe for curried chickpeas with spinach and tomatoes while perusing Pinterest. (Pinterest is a total productivity killer. Trust me!) So, I made it the recipe. I really liked it. I could have added just a little more salt. But overall, it turned out well. I admit. I did add some chicken and a sprinkle of cheese to my bowl as you can see in the picture down below. I’ve eaten this either way this week and it tastes good with or without chicken.

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P.S.: I also made cod with chili pepper and cumin but forgot to take a picture of it. We’ve been eating that all week for our dinners and that was also great as well.

  • anna

    That pizza looks REALLY good!

  • I am totally going to make that chickpea dish. It sounds amazing! Good for you for trying something new 🙂

    Also, I am super impressed by the homemade pizza dough. Whenever I try I end up getting so frustrated because I can’t ever stretch the dough out far/thin enough that I just make calzones instead. LOL!

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