A new look at cooking and home decorating...with an attempt to add more greens to the plate, more vegetarian options & hopefully lots of new ideas to explore

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Roast Mushrooms

I am always looking for new ways to make my life a little easier during the hectic week. I have found that making some things ahead (such as pesto) and having them on hand can do just that. Here is a simple recipe for roast mushrooms. They are easy enough to make... use them in soups, risottos, to top pizzas or add to sandwiches or serve with creamy polenta on a cold winter night.

Preheat oven to 400
Place 2 pounds of mushrooms on a sheet tray ( I like a mixture of 1 pound white button mushrooms and 1 pound of other mushrooms such as a gourmet mushroom mix)
drizzle with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons)
season with salt pepper
Add other seasonings- about a tablespoon (by that I mean your choice of grated ginger or thyme or basil or sesame seeds, or maybe a spice rub that you like)

Toss together and roast for about 30 minutes...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

My Pantry

I am inside today because of the very cold weather... so I thought now would be a great time to add a "my pantry page" - you can click on the link and use the list as a checklist to make sure that you have everything you need for these cold winter days...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

no blogs for a while

So as you may see this bog has not been active for a bit of time... We remolded our kitchen which took up quit a large amount of time. That is my first excuse.

My second is that in the remodeling period my family has changed and grown. One person has become a vegetarian and another has been on a strict low carb diet. Humm... as far as cooking that left me wondering- what is left to cook?

In all of my web searching for vegetarian and other healthier meal choices I realized that if I started up my blog again maybe I could help others who are also out there looking for the same type of foods. The objective here is to encourage sharing new meal ideas. Many may be "flexitarian" to include meat and non meat eaters alike.

The comforts of home concept is mainly about embracing and enjoying home decorating and cooking, and in that spirit trying to include meals for those family members on "greener" diets. Enjoy!