In one of the more recent issues of Everyday Food there was a recipe for Quinoa Cakes. Similar to pancakes, but made with the goodness of quinoa, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite ingredients. The batter gets dropped into the pan in a heaping tablespoon, which will seem small, but it spreads out and puffs up quite a bit. They aren't as light or fluffy as pancakes, but I would go so far as to say that I like them better.
I topped it with a maple pear topping. It is a creation from my friend M, who is a genius in the kitchen. The recipes for both are after the jump.
Before we get to the food, I must share some of the latest things on my blog. I have added share buttons, which means if you really like my post you can share it by emailing it to a friend, posting it on Facebook, or Twitter. Speaking of Twitter; I have joined the masses. You can follow me, username missnoladyblog. Finally, on the right side of my blog there is a widget that makes it possible for you to tweet or Facebook my blog itself, not just a link to the individual post. Remember kids, sharing is caring, so if you like what I cook, share it!
Ok, let's get to this pasta. This is an Everyday Food recipe, they call it Bucatini with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Onion. I changed it to pasta since I made it with bowties, not bucatini. This was such a cinch to make, most of the ingredients are listed in the title, and the most time consuming part was dicing the pancetta.
I'm not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie, I think it has to do with the texture and not so much the taste. I love the spices that are used in pumpkin pie; cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. I like the taste of pumpkin, but put them in a pie and something just doesn't add up.
These scones are a perfect way to get your pumpkin pie fix, if you don't actually like the texture of the pie.
I was flipping through some of my older issues of Everyday Food when I found this recipe for salmon burgers. I know that there are some great benefits (omega 3 fatty acids, for instance) to eating salmon, and I generally like it, but I don't eat it very often. I tend to overlook salmon as a protein that I could be eating for dinner. This recipe caught my eye though, and I made it that night.
The salmon is mixed with horseradish which gives the patty a considerable bite of flavor, but doesn't completely cover up the taste of the salmon. The yogurt dill sauce is a fantastic condiment, and the whole burger comes in at roughly 330 calories. What's not to like about a healthy, filling and delicious meal?
(click "read more" for the recipes for the sides I served with the burgers, and a demonstration of my awesome Paint skills)