Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Two Keen Sweet Chicks Ate Corn

Two Keen Sweet Chicks who ate corn?? What do you think this means?






Why, us two had Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, and Cornbread! (well here we have a pic of our two cats, but you get the point) :)

We tried the Green-wa Recipe from Yellow Rose Recipes. It was so unique, flavorful, and colorful. We used whole grain quinoa and pureed spinach, cilantro, and soy yogurt to make a creamy quinoa dish. Excellent! We served this with carrots of course!

At least one day of the week we seem to always have sweet potatoes. We made Lime Sweet Potatoes with cilantro and some jalapeƱo powder. A good Southwestern side served with Lime-Cilantro Black Beans.

Roasting Chickpeas was new to us, and we LOVED it - a great crunch and taste. Other reviewers mentioned that it was great as a snack while watching tv (an alternative to high calorie nuts during football game parties, for those who are football fanatics like our dad). Anyways, we used cayenne, chili powder, and garlic powder to spice up a can of chickpeas, and we roasted them for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. We served these with Roasted Cauliflower (which we roasted at the same temp for the same amount of time). Making the chickpeas tonight again!

And lastly, we adored the cornbread that we made - so flavorful, sweet, and soft! We used agave nectar in the cornbread, and loved drizzling agave nectar on our slice! We served this with Susan's Mexican Pumpkin Soup. The soup was good, just not our favorite. For leftovers we pureed the soup and it turned out much better. We used purple and gold fingerling potatoes, and the purple potatoes were starchy like a sweet potato. It would be good to make fries with them sometime!

This week we had our finals - very challenging and difficult, and we studied non-stop! Anyhow, we are relieved and excited for a month's break to bake and cook lots of goodies!

Here's an article on school without the stress - we wish we had yoga classes at our high school!

Have a good week - LK


Paulina said...

All your meals look so fresh and flavorful! The quinoa from Yellow Rose Recipes looked especially good :)

maybepigscanfly said...

Oh I'm loving that green-wa! What a cute name and it sure does sound like a winner. This fall and winter I've been finding myself eating sweet potatoes/yam (whatever) at least once a week too. They are just so good- especially with black beans as you served them.

I haven't tried roasted chickpeas yet but if you say they're good then I'll give them a try.

Yay, congrats on finishing finals! I finished this week too, so I know what you mean about the studying non-stop business.

VeggieGirl said...

wow, everything looks quite scrumptious; but the green-wa is by far my favorite!! yum!! send leftovers, please? ;0)

I too just finished my finals - today, actually!! congratulations on finishing yours as well! time to rest and enjoy the holiday season!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Your hugging cats are sooo cute!