The weather might not be the best but I love what daylight savings time is doing to my food pictures. We make meals at dinner time so during the dark winters it is hard to do have nice light for the evening photos. Now that it is still bright out the photos look so vibrant and colourful!
These are our lively meals highlights:
- Green Curry Porridge – This recipe makes an enormous pot – almost too big for us – but it was the perfect bowl for the cold evenings we are still having. Butternut squash was used in the absence of delicata.
- Chickpea Pot Pie – First time I made a recipe from this local food blog but it will not be the last. It was very quick to make and super tasty. I made this pot pie in one big pan instead of individual ramekins so it took about 40 min in the oven.
- Moose Sausage Pizza – Quick and delicious pizza dough is possible! It was too late in the day when we decided to have pizza to make regular, lengthy dough. Chris used an under 30 min Martha Steward recipe that resulted in a chewy and thin dough. Topped with moose sausage and lots of cheese was exactly what we were craving that evening.
- Plantain Burgers – Chris adapted this recipe and the result was a filling vegetarian burger. Topped with pea shoots and sharp cheddar.
- Breakfast highlight – We were out of oats and eager for a heart-warming breakfast. This Quinoa Porridge was quick, easy, and delightful. Recipe below!
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 cup milk
- 2 medjool dates chopped
- 1 pear chopped
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- ¼ cup pecans roasted
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- Cook the quinoa in milk until the quinoa is cooked, approx. 20 min. About 15 min in, add the dates and pear to the quinoa. Stir.
- Once the quinoa is cooked stir in the pecans and cinnamon. If the porridge it is too thick feel free to add more milk, one tablespoon at a time.
- Serve immediately.