Thursday, February 23, 2012

Herbed Tuna Scallop

As you might know, I have a love-hate relationship with tuna: I wish I loved it, but most of the time I hate it. So when I saw that the grocery store was having a sale on something called tuna scallop, I jumped at the chance to buy it because I thought the thinness of the tuna would leave me more room to flavor it into something that didn't actually taste too much like tuna. Well, it worked! I really liked this recipe, though a bit less herbs in the marinade would also be nice. This recipe serves one.

I should also point out that I've never seen a tuna scallop before in my life. It might or might not actually be designed for sushi.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spiced Eggplant: A Cautionary Tale

Let this be a lesson unto thee: just because something sounds good in theory (and maybe even smells good while cooking) does not mean it will taste good in actuality. I even tried mixing this with a bit of mushroom gravy to dull the taste, but to no avail. Never, ever do this.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

This soup was easy and comforting, and the best part is you can make it out of the fixings of spaghetti and meatballs once you've gotten sick of them and somehow end up with something new and different. This recipe makes 1 giant bowl of soup or 2 smaller ones. I ate 2 smaller ones, in quick succession.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Spaghetti and Meatballs

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed....*cue brokenhearted tears*. It was so sad!! Waaa!!!!  Okay, so technically that never happened. But the meatballs were just SO GOOD that it would have been a real tragedy. This would make a great weeknight dinner because it's easy to put together and doesn't take much time at all. This recipe serves one.

Chunky Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce was simple and tasty and easy to make. It also has the potential for great versatility. Go ahead: make it instead of buying sauce in a jar. This recipe makes about 4 cups of sauce.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lentil and Cauliflower Biryani

This dish is fragrant without being too spicy, and it's pretty filling, though I have to admit after eating it for the fourth day in a row I'm a bit sick of it. Still, a nice recipe to have! It makes 5 serving of a cup-and-a-bit each, or four larger servings. This reheats well in the microwave.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Basic Three-Meat Freezer Meatballs

Who doesn't love having bags of pre-made meatballs in the freezer? You just have to thaw them in the fridge, cook them, and voila: instant meal! I made 27 of them, and froze them in bags of 4 meatballs each (except for that one bag that only has 3). I'll let you know how they turn out once I eat some of them.