bits and pieces

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Triple Pepper, Brie and Honey Mustard Grilled Cheese

Look into the cheese.... deep into the cheeeeeeese. 

Right now it's the start of summer in Regina, but I can't seem to get into the summer groove despite it being MID-JUNE. Maybe it's the weather or the lack of time out doors, but I can't kick my eating habits out of mid-winter. Losing my wisdom teeth and living on liquids for a week probably hasn't helped things either.

Since I've been stuck not eating for what feels like forever, but really has only been a handful (and handful and a half) of days. To combat my increasingly surliness/hunger pangs I've taken to posting my favourite foods for toothier people than myself to enjoy.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jalapeño Popper Bacon-Wrapped Spring-Rolls

Everything is better in spring roll form. 
So remember when I said all I wanted to eat was jalapeno-popper based foods? This has not changed in any noticeable way. 

Long-time readers (Hi Dad!) may remember that this blog was originally entitled Fry Baby Fry and was supposed to be about my (mis)adventures in deep frying foods. Then I got chubbly after moving to Sask and decided that deep frying meals was probably not a good lifestyle choice as my metabolism was not content to stay as it had been for the first 25 years of my life. Middle age. Bummer. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lean, Green, Spicy Chickpea Cuisine: Roasted Jalapeño Hummus

If Wes Anderson made hummus, I'm pretty sure it would look and taste something like this.

So I am obviously on a bit of a jalapeño kick at the moment.

It's this strange spring-ish/not quite spring weather we're having. I want all the juicy, fruity, fresh and tropical flavours of summer, but it's still, oh, 10 degrees. IT'S ALMOST JUNE - COME ON. I know some people have it worse. I keep reading about SNOW in Colorado. But I guess they have mountains and thus can ski and board down them? I just have a garden that can't quite grow. 

So anyway - it's not quite spring, but it's not winter either. I want summery flavours, but I also want comfort food. Apparently, my life solution has been to put jalapenos in it. Sort of like putting a bird on it, but much more edible. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Halloumi? Halloum-you! Grilled Halloumi with Lemon, Basil, and Chili Oil


Guys. You guys. OK. GUYS.

This is the best dinner I've eaten in a while. Now, we all know - or should know - that I have a problem with cheese. As in I could eat it with every meal. Because it is so so good. Despite really just being animal fat with salt added. I have a problem. Yesterday I was pacing my office in barefeet (ew?) and I stepped on a piece of cheese which was just lying on my floor. CONCERNING? CHARMING? CHEESEY??!?!?! It was all those things and more.

But seriously - you guys..... IT'S A GRILLED CHEESE SALAD. I repeat: A GRILLED. CHEESE. SALAD.

Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tex-Mex Rangoons aka Jalapeño Popper Wontons

Why yes, I will dip these cheese, cream cheese, and jalapeño pockets in spicy guacamole. Gracias. 

It's jalapeño popper time! Jalapeño popper time! 

Do you ever go through those phases where all you want to eat is one thing? Recently, it's been jalapeño poppers. Can I combine cream cheese and jalapeños? Yes? Cool, I'll do it. 

Confession: In the original caption for the photo above, I referred to them as "deep-fried jalapeño pockets". HOWEVER - these are baked. It just goes to show how dangerous a deep fryer is. Soon you start assuming everything you've ever cooked was deep fried.