August 16, 2012

Blogging on the GO- Boozy Edition!

So I'm in New Jersey.

Ocean City New Jersey to be precise. It's a beach town, as one might guess by the name. Unfortunately for me, I'm not really much of a beach person but it's good for relaxation.

Ocean City also happens to be a dry county, but that didn't stop my sister Shanta and I from making these!

Fishing For Swedes Martini

1 shot glass of Pinnacle Gummy Vodka
7 Up
2 swedish fish

Combine the vodka and the seven up. Add the Fish. Drink your worries away!

This makes a pretty good party drink too! I'd put the swedish fish on some toothpicks and eat them out first, they tend to get a little manky when they sit in liquid for a long time!

August 11, 2012

Matthew Cooks

Matthew cooked something!

Warning, I have no idea what it's called, or the exact ingredients.

All I know is that it had vegetables, olives, tofu, and was served over rice and incredibly spicy! It was also incredibly delicious! He tells me that it was based off of a Senegalese recipe he found in the Globe and Mail.

If I get the recipe out of him I'll edit this!

Coconut Waffles with Carmelized Bananas

I love waffles... so very very much!

My awesome cousin Bobby and his lovely wife Linda had gotten me a waffle maker back in December, but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it got forgotten at my grandmother's house! So I was without Belgian Waffles for many months, still knowing that they existed in potentia, but unable to savor them in my physical existence.

Luckily, my mom brought them back to her house with her when leaving my grandmothers, so I was able to acquire it while home for the wedding. The day after I got back I made these.

Coconut Waffles with Carmelized Bananas

2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup applesauce
A dash of cinnamon
a tsp vanilla
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 banana, cut into slices and dipped in sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Maple Syrup and Extra coconut milk for drizzling

Combine The pancake mix, coconut milk, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon and 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Mix together. Add in a bit of water if the batter is too thick. 
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on medium heat, and heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil. Add the sugar coated banana slices, and fry for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until they are browned all over. Set aside. 
Heat your waffle iron, and coat with some oil using a pastry brush (or spray with some pam, whatever)
Add enough batter to cover the iron. (Mine is quite large, so my batter made 2 1/2 waffles, yours might make more or a little less)
When the waffles are cooked, remove, and top with the bananas, some syrup, and any remaining coconut milk from the can! 
It's super good!