I was the only one who liked this dish. But I wasn't down because I really liked it. I made it at my parents' house while while we were babysitting my grandmother for a weekend. My grandmother needs soft foods. And Paul isn't a big fan of quiche. I'm not really sure why Nora turned her nose up at it. But I loved it. Really enjoyed it as a matter of fact. Wanted to eat it all myself. Would make it again. Except, I'd have to eat it all by myself. Wait, what's wrong with that?
Recipe for Paprika Pie Crust
2 C all purpose flour
1 t salt
1 t paprika
½ C oil
¼ C cold water
Mix paprika, flour and salt. Blend oil and cold water with fork. Make lots of bubbles. Add liquid mixture to flour and stir. Roll dough between 2 pieces of waxed paper. Place dough in pie plate. Flute if you have the talent. Poke 5 sets of holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork.
Pre-bake the crust just about 7 minutes.
Recipe for Cauliflower-Asparagus Filling
6 asparagus stems, chopped 1/2 inch long
1 cup small cauliflower florets
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons milk
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (optional)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Layer vegetables in crust. Beat eggs, add seasonings, salt, pepper, and milk. Mix together and pour over vegetables. Top with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.
The weather has definitely been a topic in the news. So, why should it be any different on a cooking blog? After all, you gotta stay warm! Soup is certainly key to warming up the inside--not to mention, it's often a great assistant in losing or maintaining weight if that was part of your New Year's Resolution.
I have a list of items I need to use up before we leave for Washington. We have a week visiting friends and shopping. Paul has a convention in Seattle, and we'll be participating in the Bloomsday Race in Spokane.
I've been reading a new cooking book called Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less. And no, I'm not on a diet. One of the authors happens to be Mollie Katzen, the author of the Moosewood Cookbooks that I adore, and the woman who started the Moosewood Restaurant in New York. I received the diet book for my birthday for two reason: 1)There are a number of new recipes in the back of the book and 2) my office (a cardiology clinic) started a Health and Wellness program at the beginning of the year and Paul thought the book would be helpful in the way I deal with my patients. I can't believe some of the statistics I read. Indeed, it will help a lot of people!
Eat Like a Rabbit is home from a fabulous field trip to study food across the Atlantic. The experience was incredible, and I invite you to stay tuned to the entire story of the trip with specific reviews of restaurants. Unfortunately, we are suffering from jet lag and are trying to get back into the swing of things both at home and at work. ELAR prides itself on sharing pictures of food and other experiences and therefore will delay in posting stories about the trip until the photos and/or videos have been edited. Please forgive the delay.
Firstly, I guess I lied. I said I would never make mashed potatoes another way after having the Garlic and Rosemary ones. However, I made these mashed potatoes for a pot luck and know that most people like creamy, skinless potatoes with basic flavors. Secondly, I started this recipe using the Barefoot Contessa's "limited time availability" recipe on foodnetwork.tv. (As an FYI, this recipe is only published around the time a show airs due to legal reasons.) However, when I tasted her product, I was disappointed and chose to edit it my way.