The weekends are for random creations.
I [usually] have the luxury of time so I like to try new dishes or old ones that I know require a labor of love. I figure if it turns out awful- there is always the Blue Wind :)
I wasn’t particularly adventurous this weekend, but I was relaxed. I took my time around the kitchen and casually searched our fridge and freezer for any ingredients I might want to throw together.
Pizza was the first dish I conquered. Again, not difficult, just time consuming. I used this dough recipe for the second time and it turned out amazing. I decided to try and re-create a pizza I had at Matchbox before my 8k in mid-March. My version had a healthy shaving of romano cheese [parmesan would work nice as well] followed by some sliced dried figs, prosciutto, and a drizzle of honey. Baked at 500˚ for about 10 minutes it turned put pretty darn good. Nothing beats Matchbox, but I would say this is a close second [I’m just so modest].
I chose to top it with some arugula but spinach or no greens would work fine as well- I just like the freshness.
For dinner, I was on another mission. Mainly I just wanted these black bean burgers again. I had made them a while back. Loved them. And decided it was high time for another dose. I changed a few changes and cut the recipe in half since we only had one can of black beans so this was my final recipe:
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 chipotle chile
3 Tbsp chopped onions
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup millet
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 egg [I just used the egg white]
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried cilantro
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Just follow Rebecca’s directions and you will be set! I ended up making 4 regular sized burgers and one small-ish burger. I have eaten them on a slice of bread with avocado, in a salad, and also just by themselves [hey, they’re really good!] so pick your poison.
Here’s to relaxing on the weekends! Hopefully you had a chance to slow down and do something you really enjoy.