Tuesday, April 17, 2012

{Decadent} Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Like I said before, I love Pinterest. This idea comes from there. I made these last night for Dan and I. We enjoyed a romantic evening of these strawberries, tea and the tv show Curious and Unusual Deaths. haha sounds romantic right? haha. We actually love anything on Discovery channel. If we feel like watching something together, it's normally from that channel. These strawberries HIT THE SPOT. for real. I will make these again.
They are super easy to make. Here is what you need:

  • 1 brick of low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsps icing sugar
  • 1 pkg of strawberries
  • chocolate syrup (or melted chocolate, because that would taste so much better)
Step one:
In a bowl beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla.
Step two:
Cut out the centre of your strawberries & stuff them with the cream cheese!
Last step:
Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Then enjoy!

Honey Soy Chicken

Hello, hello friends! It's Tuesday! I'm sorry for not blogging on Monday, but I hope my 4 delicious recipes make up for it! I hope you all are having a great start of the week and you're all making scrumptious food! I found this recipe on Pinterest (my new found love) and I wanted to share it with you all! I obviously can't take credit for the recipe so I will share the link! I really liked this recipe. I was a little lazy and I didn't marinade the chicken for the full 3 hours (it was more like 30 minutes haha). Although I didn't follow the instructions with the marination I recommend that you do! Give this recipe a try on your next Asian food night!

This is me killing the chicken. haha
My attempt at a nice "raw chicken" photo.
and....done. yum.\

{Easiest} Maple Pie Ever

Sugar pie is super popular here in Quebec. Although Dan does love him some sugar pie,he loves anything maple more...so combine the two and Dan is in heaven! Someone gave us this super easy recipe and it is basically Dans favourite food ever.
We had an awesome Easter weekend! We had Dans brother visit us from New Brunswick.  After a fondue dinner we decided to make maple pie, at like 10:30 at night! How Quebecois does that sound, fondue and maple pie? haha.  Dan and his brother both agreed it was the best pie ever.
I am SO happy that Dans brother came for a visit. Although I didn't find their conversations interesting (they talked about cars and army stuff all weekend,which basically sounds like a different language to me) it was great to see the boys bonding!!

Dan doesn't look so impressed. haha
Easter chocolate!

Now to the SUPER easy recipe!!!!
All you need are three ingredients:
  • a can of sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
  • a can of pure maple syrup 540ml
  • 2 pre made pie crusts

Step one:
Mix the condensed milk and maple syrup together in a bowl.

Step two:
Pour the mixture into the pie crusts.
Step three:
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Thai Shrimp Quinoa

I have a confession to make. I have a slight pinterest addiction. This past week while I was sick I finally figured out how pinterest works..and..I am officially hooked. What's not to love about people sharing amazing recipes and ideas? Anyways, this excellent recipe came from pinterest. It is inspired from a wonderful blog called http://iowagirleats.com. Of course you should all know me by know and I changed the recipe :) I have a nice board on pinterest devoted to scrumptious recipes that I would like to try. Most of which are desserts, so it will probably take me awhile to try all of them! *I'm trying to get my body ready for summer!*  Pinterest has been giving me more than just recipes, it has been filling my head with ideas! I basically want to decorate and make crafts all the time. I have already redone our spear bedroom! I have one more coat of paint to do, so I will post some pictures later this week!

This recipe was super great. It was different than any other quinoa recipe that I've tried. Different in a very good way. Here is what you need to make this yourself:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon  minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas or a can of peas
  • 1-8oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 16 pieces of shrimp (as little or as many as you would like. Precooked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • garnish with chopped peanuts

Step one:
Rinse your cup of quinoa. Cook like rice. Instead of using 2 cups of water use 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of chicken broth. *Put on medium high heat and bring it to a boil. Once it boils bring it down to low and cover it. Cook like that for 15 minutes or more. You want all of the water to be absorbed.*
Step two:
Heat up  a large frying pan (or wok) on medium heat & spray some non stick spray. Add the green onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute or so. Make sure you do not burn the garlic or ginger.
Add the peas, cilantro and pineapple. Cook for another 2 minutes or so.

Step three:
Push all of the yumminess around the edge of the pan. Create a space in the centre. In a small bowl beat the two eggs then add them to the space in the pan. Like so...
Step four:
Let the egg cook there for a minute or so then use your spoon to stir the egg into everything else. Add your (peeled and precooked) shrimp. Also add the cooked quinoa, the lemon juice and the soy sauce. Stir it all together and fry it up for a few minutes. Serve warm with chopped peanuts on top. SO GOOD.
I highly recommend this recipe (which makes sense..it is on my blog!)
I had a really great week of food. We made banana chocolate chip muffins, whole wheat bread, whole wheat zucchini chocolate chip muffins(which are already on the blog), crock pot orange chicken AND Dan made me Israeli lamb kabobs. With all that said, do you think I took pictures of it all? NOPE. I am terrible. haha Anyways at  least I took pictures of one meal this week!
Happy Monday everyone!