Contrary to what you may think, I have not forgotten about this! I was in the midst of moving and finally had a chance to cook up some new eats in a different kitchen! I guess half the battle is also remembering where you put everything so you can find it when you do cook. This week I got my inspiration from The Improvisational Cook . It’s great because she gives you ideas, but then also tells you to imagine how to make a meal your own based on what you already have on hand as opposed to always going out for specific ingredients. After moving all of my “junk” I am determined to start clearing out my pantry/fridge and make the most of what I have. Any suggestions would be great too!
I love eating seafood so this salmon dish was a no brainer. I actually used my toaster oven to cook this fish (a friend gave me a used one which is turning out to be totally fabulous compared to my last one!) Just put in a small baking dish and sprinkled with my staple Montreal Seasoning. Bake 20min. Perfect. Couscous is probably even simpler. Boil chicken stock, add couscous, let sit, fluff. The onions I started first to brown/caramelize a bit. I added in the little tomatoes to char up and then eventually burst. At the end you add in some balsamic vinegar. Yum. I learned this from a friend, when he added balsamic tomatoes over risotto (which was also heavenly!!). I stuffed myself full of food, but the taste of the onions/tomatoes was so addictive I could have kept eating it. I highly recommend this cookbook! Especially because it reminds you that cooking is all about trying things out and “improvising” where necessary.