weekend eats.Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Anybody who knows me knows I love to spend time cooking and baking on the weekends. I don't consider it a great weekend unless I've had a chance to whip something up in the kitchen, whether it's a new recipe or a dish we've enjoyed many times. This is especially true during the colder months, and this weekend was no exception.
Here's what I made this weekend:
[four-ingredient peanut butter granola] // since discovering this super-simple recipe we almost always have homemade granola on hand. I subbed in maple syrup instead of honey this time and added a little cinnamon. So it was technically five ingredients. Sue me.
[skinny peanut butter swirl brownies] // these are "light" brownies, probably because they use Greek yogurt instead of eggs and oil, and they didn't require any flour either. I liked them a lot. They're fudgy brownies and very chocolatey without being too sweet. FYI, we were out of white sugar, so I used a half-cup of brown sugar and a third of honey as a substitute.
[sweet potato gnocchi with maple cinnamon sage brown butter] // this was delicious, but it almost tasted like dessert, not a side dish. Usually I prefer a more savoury gnocchi, but as long as you know what to expect, give 'er.
[apple-cinnamon slow cooker porkloin] // this is a favourite of ours for Sunday dinner. The pork has lots of flavour and requires minimal prep - win/win!
Do you guys prefer to use cookbooks or tablets/phones for recipes? I'd much rather use a cookbook or a written recipe but thanks to Pinterest and blogs I'm usually propping my iPad on something and getting flour all over the screen. It may be time to invest in one of these bad boys.
Have you made any good food lately?