Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Semi-homemade pizzas

The past week or so, I haven't really felt like having anything too heavy during the days. It just feels too hot to eat anything too complicated. And now that my sister is here visiting! who wants to be cooking all the time. So the other day, I decided on homemade, or semi-homemade pizzas.

It was so easy to do. I keep meaning to make pizza dough, but since I haven't gotten around to doing that yet, I used individual flat bread for the base. For the sauce I mixed ketchup, honey, rice wine vinegar and sugar. Then I got my toppings ready:
scallions, sweet peepers, tomatoes, sausage and mushrooms,

sprinkled some provolone cheese on the flatbreads.

We (my sister and I, hubby just put in his order) customized them

and added more cheese.

After 20 minutes in the oven this is what we got. 

Mine is the one with everything.

So I'll be stocking up on flatbread and looking out for other easy to make meals for other lazy days.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Baked salmon

With everything I find myself having to do these days, I think it's good that I've gotten kind of good at finding ways to make what I want to eat in the easiest way possible.

 I'm coming to realize that almost anything can be baked, 

and foil is my friend.

I seasoned the fish with sea salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, parsley and scallions, wrapped in foil and baked at 350o for 20 minutes. The snow peas I brought to a boil for around a minute before wrapping in foil with a spritz of sesame seed oil and sea salt. The chips were store-bought. Everything done in less than half an hour. My oven and I are now well on our way to becoming besties.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Crab wontons

Not quite knowing my way around Nassau as yet and still not having my own vehicle has put a slight cramp on eating out. On the bright side it's done wonders for my bank account. The other day I was feeling for sushi and crab salad and remembered some wonton wraps I had in the freezer.

So I made crab wontons.

 After defrosting the wrappers I brushed them with tap water.

I used crab salad made with cream cheese for the filling.

I don't have a wok or a deep fryer so I fried them two at a time in a small saucepan to get the oil deep enough.

        I figure I can try with chicken or pork next, for the hypo-allergic hubby. And because I like pork.