Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pink Juice & Inspirations from the Blogosphere

Our favorite juice last week turned out to be pink - my favorite color! I used the following to make it:
  • 2 heads of organic Romaine lettuce
  • 2 organic apples
  • 3 lemons (not organic), peeled
  • 1 cucumber (not organic), peeled
  • 10 organic strawberries
The toddler insisted on buying the strawberries at the Farmers' Market. Since they were aging fast, I decided to add the last ones to our juice. However, I got in trouble as the toddler was looking for "his" strawberries later that day... Anyway, the juice was delicious! :o)

This week I have decided that I want to make all new recipes. I really hardly ever make the exact same dish twice as I am constantly adjusting seasonings and omitting and adding ingredients. However, there are quite often familiar, slightly altered, repeats on our dinner table... So this week that's about to change as I'm going to cook a new recipe from a different blog every night. I'm excited! So here we go:

Tuesday: Homemade Veggie Burgers. I'll be following Alison's recipe that she just posted last night. Alison makes veggie burgers (and lentil burgers, which I'll make next) all the time and has been experimenting with them, so I know she knows what she is doing. I better don't adjust things too much....

Wednesday: Creamy Kabocha Soup. After reading about and seeing so much kabocha in the blogosphere, I can't believe I have never made it. This recipe is from Jenn, and it sounds like an easy way to getting accustomed with kabocha.

Thursday: Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup. I found this on Fittingbackin. It sounds simple, quick, and flavorful - just the way I like it!

Friday: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. This is Angie's recipe. I love all the flavors in this salad. If I have time, I also plan on experimenting a bit with some cabbage salad; we'll see...

Well, if you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I really can't follow a recipe, so we'll see what happens this week...

Questions: When was the last time that you made a new recipe? What was it? How did it turn out?

Be well,


  1. Just posted about a new recipe I tried and adapted - it was a success, thankfully :)

  2. I made spaghetti squash last night! It was so easy. I can't believe I had not done it before. As for taste, nothing beats it.

  3. yum looks great and what a fab idea using other bloggers recipes each night of the week!!

    I just made Pumpkin Turkey Chili last night it was sooo good!! details on my blog!

  4. that's so cute the he was looking for "his" berries :)

    Hmm...I'll be making a few new recipes this week! I like trying new ones.

  5. like that pink juice! so pretty! it's my favorite color too!!!
    kabocha soup sounds good! :)

  6. I made some pumpkin coconut chocolate chip bars that were great! And a quinoa stew, which was amazing.

  7. OHHH you are going to have fun making new things. I do it all the time...and I am hardly disappointed...and I tweak things too~

    have fun..your menu sounds awesome!

    and your strawberrry juice sounds refreshing

  8. i love all the inspiration you are pulling from the lovely blogs you mentioned! i made veggie girl's peanut butter banana bread sunday, EPIC!

  9. Yum! They all sound delicious! Can't wait to hear how you like everything.

    The last recipe I tried was from Cooking Light for Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce. It was FANTASTIC!

  10. The weeks meals sound good. Yummy looking juice.

  11. i need to spice up my eats too - i like that you are taking inspiration from around the blogosphere. i keep meaning to do that too. can't wait to see how they go :)

  12. The juice you made sounds yummy. What kind of juicer do you have?

    Recently I made chicken Riesling for the first time, a Gourmet Mag recipe from 2008 (recipe is on Epicurious too) - absolutely delicious. Such a tragedy that Gourmet has been shuttered!

  13. Good for you trying something new all week!

    Last night was a new recipe for me. Mexican Bulgur Salad with Citrus-Jalapeno vinaigrette. Delish!

    I also want to make Allison's veggie burgers!

  14. i very rarely follow a recipe to the "T" unless i'm cooking for a huge crowd. it always turns out good!

  15. What a fun idea!! I love it! I just tried a new recipe which involved baking. Nonetheless, it flopped!! Baking and I are not real good friends, however, I keep coming back. I'll get you baking!!

  16. Kobacha chips are wonderful! I'm yet to find kabocha raw...I wonder where I can find it :-/

    I make a LOT of new recipes. My more recent new recipe was butternut squash and goat cheese fettucine. It was wonderful! I have the recipe here: http://produceprincess.blogspot.com/2009/10/goat-cheese-and-squash-fettuccineand.html.

  17. Ohhh... your juice looks SO good! Yum!! I *LOVE* pink too! :) I'm definitely on the "juice wagon" now too... lol! Last new recipe I tried was a mac & cheese recipe by Paula Deen.. nothing to write home about i'm afraid! :(

  18. I made a new black bean soup recipe last week. It was delicious!

  19. Tonight. It was ground pork stir-fried with long beans, sugar snap peas, baby corn, shiitakes, green onions, garlic, shrimp paste, mirin, oyster sauce, and a little sesame oil. Pretty tasty if I do say so myself. Hah.

  20. Just today i tried a simple version of Thought4Food's Toasted Apple Cheese Sandwich. I found a way to keep it healthy and loved it. I took a picture and when i make the time will share =) Good luck with those recipes.

  21. I am a follower in the kitchen.
    which is why I come here.

    (and you know what? Im kinda ok with that! :))

  22. Just reading this now - LOVE the pink juice! I can't wait until strawberries are in season again (next summer - boo) I just may have to buy some CA strawbs and juice them!

    Hope the veggie burgers turned out last night! Love the blogger inspired meal planning week, what a great idea!