Friday, October 22, 2010

Asian Slaw Salad


After seeing The Social Network, I am now compelled to build the next greatest web-based invention.  I will admit it has only been about an hour since I have set out on the discovery for this global phenomenon but I am confident. Ok, so maybe I should sleep on it.

In the meantime, let me introduce you to the greatest discovery to work lunches.  It may not look like much but its filling, delicious, and makes enough to last you all week.  This recipe is one of my favorites to bring to the office, not only for its simplicity but for its nutritional value (which I can only guess is healthy from the ingredients) and its taste.  Thats right, I am addicted to this salad.  

Few ingredients, amazing flavor.  The asian dressing is a must but the green onions are imperative and the toasted ramen and cashews send it over the top.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Apple Galette


After a wonderful vacation in the North Carolina mountains, I am finally back and able to post.  The bounty of apples and pumpkins made my heart go pitter- patter.  Seriously, who doesn't like to cozy up next to the warm fire while the smell of apples and cinnamon drift through the air? Oh yea...

For a beautiful, yet simple, dessert or snack, an apple galette is the way to go.  A galette is just a free- form pie with the center piled with some fresh fruit.  Therefore, with bags of apples in my pantry and a pre-made roll of pastry dough in the refrigerator, I set out to make my first ever galette.  

I won't include a recipe because it is just as easy to explain the process right here.  I thinly sliced approximately 3 apples (whatever variety you have on hand).  In a bowl, I coated the apples with 2-3 tablespoons of sugar, 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon/nutmeg and tossed it all together.  Rolling out the dough, I arranged the apples in a rose pattern and folded the outside dough around the fruit.  Lastly, bake the galette on 350 degrees till golden.  See, incredibly simple to recreate!

Oh, how I love this weather
 
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