Since I started living on my own, I’ve been forced to feed myself. That means cooking for myself. So, I’ve taken a page out of my cousin’s book and decided to start taking pictures of what I make (although, she posted them on Facebook, which I’ll do, eventually). Here are some things I’ve made in the last week and a half since I returned from home:
One of my favorite Cambodian dishes is loc lac, which is a Cambodian salad. I made it with green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, mushrooms and stir-fried beef and onions. The dressing is white vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and a little bit of water. It’s typically served with a side of white rice.
Now that I have cable, I admit to having become a bit obsessed with the Food Network and the majority of my TV watching is spent on this channel. I get a lot of recipes from the shows. Here’s a chocolate honey almond tart from Giada at Home. The name pretty much explains what’s in it. I liked it but it’s very chocolatey so you can only eat so much. I recommend small slices.
This is another Giada recipe but this is from Everyday Italian. I’ve made lasagna before (according to the recipe on the Barilla box) so I found this variation, lasagna rolls, intriguing. I made it tonight and I’d say it turned out pretty well. The rolls are placed on top of a bechamel sauce and topped with cheese and marinara sauce–which I make myself, thank you very much. Each roll is one lasagna noodle stuffed with (more) cheese and spinach. I thought it was pretty good, which is good since there are a total of 12 rolls. Looks like I’m going to be eating these babies for awhile.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll try to post more as I cook more.