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Fiery Seitan Fajitas

In Main dish on May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Seitan Fajita

Our dinner last night consisted of these bad boys.  I put so much chipotle chili powder in them that my eyes burned while cooking them!  My goal is to one day making something so spicy Josh won’t eat it… I have a ways to go, because he devoured two fajitas and the leftovers that were in the pan.

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Whole-Wheat Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

In Breakfast on May 31, 2010 at 1:03 pm

classic pancake stack

Growing up, my father rarely cooked for us; the culinary duties fell upon my mother (kudos to my mother!).  On the occasional weekend, however, my father would sneak down to the kitchen and whip up a homemade breakfast for my brother and me.  I absolutely loved these weekends because they put my father in a new role and gave us a reprise from the humdrum of cereal.  This little gesture made the entire weekend feel different and special.  Consequently, I use ‘special’ breakfasts as a way to connote that this weekend or morning is different from other days.

On that note: TODAY IS A MONDAY AND I AM NOT AT WORK!!!  OH SNAP, SNAP, SNAP!  I slept in until 9:30 today and one of my first thoughts when I woke up, right after “wow, it is really bright outside,” was “I am well rested and don’t have to go to work.  This deserves a special breakfast.”

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Basil Whole Wheat Pizza

In Main dish on May 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Pizza

Confession of a foodie: A mere two years ago, I was such a food n00b that I was shocked to learn that people could make pizza at home!  When someone suggested making their own pizza, I thought it was impossible because pizzas were clearly produced by a gigantic and magical pizza machine that we obviously lacked.  How were we supposed to create the same greasy monstrosity that Papa Johns pumped out of their pizza machines?

SHOCKINGANSWER:  People make their own pizzas all the time and they do not have to be loaded with grease and fat.

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