Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Baked corn tortilla chips! I always bring crackers or somesuch thing to work for snacking, so the chips were a healthy (and cheap) alternative to that.
To make them, I first preheated the oven to 350. Then I sprayed two baking sheets with olive oil cooking spray. I sliced each tortilla (in a stack) into six equal pieces. I spread them evenly in one layer onto the baking sheets and sprayed the tops lightly with more cooking spray. I then sprinkled them with sea salt & garlic powder (but you could use any other seasoning).
They went into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Halfway through, I rotated the pans and flipped the chips over. I took them out when they just started to brown and immediately put them on a plate to cool.
And voila! Cheap, easy, healthy chips.
Friday, November 6, 2009
They came out pretty well, but I learned a few things to do differently for next time. I'm not the world's best fry-er, so I need to figure out how to make the tortillas crispier (hotter oil, perhaps?). I'm also thinking of making a double-layer crust with the beans within for more stability.
Stay tuned for take two.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This little guy was a good way to start off Halloween weekend.
His face is a reqdymade pizza crust + whatever sauce we had around + shredded mozzarella and cheddar. His lovely eyes are two button mushroom slices. His spooky mouth is a deseeded tomato slice with white onion fangs. His -do is sliced green pepper in the signature vampire widow's peak style.
That was all baked according to the directions, with sliced sun-dried tomato thrown in at the end for blood. I added some sauteed mushrooms for eating purposes, because while he looked good, his toppings were sparse.
It all made for the tastiest slice of a vampire's face that I've ever had!
Monday, November 2, 2009
I figured the best place to start was with my first venture into (vegan) bread making. Thanks to the magic wisdom of La Dolce Vegan, it was a complete success.
I'm determined to keep our (insane) food costs down, without us starving or eating trash, and this is one more small (delicious) step down that path.