No Progress Today

Today I watched a few seconds of the tour, and did not do any knitting. Instead I was busy buying fabric for kitchen curtains that Husband#1 has demanded, and fed the baby.

I did some cooking last week though, enough that it sounds interesting, so here goes.

On Monday I had made some rice, then added minced jalapeno, cheddar, and some chopped tomatoes to the hot rice, which accompanied BBQ chili beans and veggie dogs. Very good! Didn’t get pictures though.

Later in the week I made my comforting Soybean Corn Chowder, which I have a bunch of times a year, because it is so good! Again, no pictures.

Then, I got the baby to sleep a bit, and made a chocolate silk pie with dark chocolate silken tofu. The only picture I got is when I added the chocolate chips after I prebaked the crust.

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I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. It was good, trust me! Next time I might not bake the crust as long, it turned out a bit hard, so I might take off a minute or two.

I also made some other stuff that was good. I can’t remember what it was. But for drinks I made rhubarb sodas!

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This was the syrup. It says to cook the syrup until it turns pink, but mine didn’t, so I added a small drop of food coloring. It was good regardless.

Then I made some bean dip for the party I went to on Saturday. I put the recipe below. It’s pretty easy, and you can season to taste! If you don’t have the beans, you can substitute whatever variety you want. I usually use one can of white and one of black, but I went with pink beans this time! (Again, no pictures)

Hope you had some good food this weekend! I did!

 

Simple Savory Bean Dip

1 15oz can of white beans

1 15oz can of pink beans

2 tbsp minced parsley

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste

2 tbsp cashew butter (if you don’t have cashew butter, you can substitute tahini or other mild nut butter)

salt and pepper

3 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil

Rinse and drain the beans. Add all ingredients to food processor, except the olive oil. Process until a thick paste is made. Taste for seasoning. Start processor again, and add olive oil in a slow stream to mixture until it reaches desired consistency. Serve with chips, pretzels, or veggies!

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