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A bountiful feast

Monday again… how does the weekend manage to fly by so fast??  After an exhausting morning participating in Spin for Survival yesterday, an all-day spinning event to raise money for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (my team raised over $5,000!!) I needed a good ol’ relaxation night in.  The fiance and I decided to do something reminiscent of college – a wine & apps night!  

I made a Dill-Tofu veggie dip with some silken tofu, salt + pepper, dill, and fresh garlic to go with the rainbow of vegetables.  

We also got some yummy Manchego cheese, bread, dolmades, and olive oil for the bread.  Yummers!

Someone was cheating at Scrabble… “qet” is not a word!!!  Although oddly “qat” is.  Oh well, I somehow still lost.  Hope everyone else had a great weekend!!

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February 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

Tapas night!!

Yayy I was able to get my run in after work Friday!!  I did about 5 miles total (took a break in the middle because I had to stop in and feed my kitten) and it felt great.  I had never stopped and started running like that and I must say, it really makes it seem like you actually did less miles than you really did.  Sort of tricks your body… 

So Friday night we decided to do something I haven’t done in a while…. tapas night!  I love tapas because it allows you to get a ton of different flavors so that you don’t have to fill up on only one flavor at time.  We decided on a few different dishes:  Spicy thai-BBQ chicken bites, homemade hummus, cut veggies, sweet potato rounds, baked tofu and some generous glasses of Pinot Grigio 🙂 .  I love tapas night.

I was trying to get down all the cooking times so that everything would be ready at the same time – I definitely need a little work on that, but it’s sloooowly coming together.  Unfortunately I burned the baked tofu a little, but I still ate it.  The bf kind of avoided it though… oh well.  I just did a little wheat-free tamari sauce, honey, salt and pepper on the tofu – at 400 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

The chicken was cooked at 400 for about 10-15 minutes after soaking in a marinade made of Tabasco sauce, BBG sauce and “Thai Kitchen” red Thai chili sauce.  I stuck these on toothpicks for dipping into BBQ sauce.  (sorry, the pics a little blurry)

Next up was some Baked Sweet Potato Rounds… I tossed these with a bit of EVOO, salt and pepper, placed them in a glass baking pan, and baked them at 400 for about 40 minutes.  They came out excellent – some were soft, some were crunchy… all were full of flavor.

The homemade hummus was definitely nontraditional, but was still big in flavor.  I used 1 cup (canned, rinsed and drained) garbanzo beans, 1/4 c. plain nonfat yogurt (Stonyfield), 1/2 a lemon (squeezed), 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp tahini, and some fresh black pepper to taste.  I served this up with some blanched broccoli, lettuce, and bell peppers.  I might get more excited about veggies than the average bear, but I looooved this!

Sorry guys… I forgot to take pics of the tofu.  They were a bit blackened though, so it was nothing too impressive.  I topped off the meal a few hours later with a cup of frozen grapes.  If you haven’t had these before you are totally missing out…  my favorite dessert by far!  I could eat these by the pound.

October 11, 2008 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment



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