Thursday, September 16, 2010

My "Chill Pill" dinner

Ah yes, Thursday. Its bittersweet. This day needs to end but I still have lots do before tomorrow. BUGGER! We leave tomorrow for this RACE and the hubs and I are scrounging around trying to get things done. I think we might be a little sick of each other at this point, haha. Or maybe I just need to take a "chill pill." Anyway, dinner needed to be fast and furious! Just so happened to pick up these two items the other day at Specs Wines, Spirits, & Finer Foods (love that store!!).



At first the hubs was wanting breakfast, ya know, breakfast tacos with some spice. I was wanting spice but in the form of spring rolls or stir fry. So........why not combine the two!

First scramble the eggs with some raw yogurt cheese. Then add canned wild salmon, a little garlic and black pepper, and mix all ingredients together in the skillet. Turn off the skillet and prepare your rice paper rolls. After the rice paper rolls are softened, scoop your eggs and salmon onto the rice paper and add fresh cucumber slices and the Moroccan spiced ketchup. Roll it all up and enjoy!! I have to say, this combo was sweet and savory all at once. Plus it took all of 5 minutes, seriously.

Anyone else use rice paper for "fun" meals? I'm thinking a good almond butter, honey, and banana rice wrap lightly fried  or baked would be just heavenly!

And now a little update on my Kombucha making Progress.....just look how my scoby mother has grown.
so nice and thick
She's even been shackin up and makin more babies. WooHoo!

my scoby hotel, lots of  scoby baby makin here. HAHA!
Today my third batch was ready and it was fizzy!


I used raw cane sugar in my third batch (versus granulated sugar) and added pineapple puree and agave nectar to sweeten it.
Man, I really getting into this. Cotter Kombucha might be in the making. hehe!


Alright, must pack, shower, clean, yada yada yada.
 
Cheers,
LC

17 comments:

Bre said...

oh my almond butter, banana, honey baked? that's like my favourite food combo ever...that would be a super little pre ride snack!
loving the rice paper...never used it before and definitely going to test it out!
tell James to rock it in Branson- I'll send down some Canadian luck and cheers!

april said...

Rice wraps?? you come up with the neatest ideas.. going to look for those! Are they in the asian section?

Viviane said...

Those rolls look so good! I've seen them before at the store but somehow I find them intimidating, like they're complicated to prepare? I think you have to put them under water or something? How do you prep them?


Good luck to your husband for the race! Let us know how it goes!! :)

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I've never used the rice paper actually. Funny, Jason wanted "Mexican" for dinner tonight. Did not happen ;-) Hope you guys have a safe trip. Branson is only about 2.5 hours from me....hmmmmmm.... Oh and that ketchup looks yummy. We're suckers for condiments LOL

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

all you have to do is soak them for 20 seconds. So easy! I thought it was going to be tricky for reason too. haha.

Chuck said...

I'm so jealous that you got that Ketchup- it looks great! I put ketchup on everything. Those breakfast tacos look fantastic too. What does yogurt cheese taste like?

Kelsey said...

yay fizziness is a good sign!!! ur kombucha is ALIVE!! <3

xoxo

Betherann said...

Oh my those spring rolls look amazing. And your thought with the AB, banana, and honey? Drooool...

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

those rolls look awesome!

and good luck to the hubs this wknd! Looking forward to hearing how he does!;-)

Maggie said...

The sweet baked rice paper wrap sounds divine. As does the scramble. Genius, I tell you.

Thanks for the pep talk and well-wishes for Team Headless Hound and baby Townsend. You're the bestest.

P.S. "Scoby baby makin'" cracks me up!

Eden said...

I love rice paper! so versatile! You are so creative, I think you and the hubs should open a cafe or something!

NYgirl@heart said...

I've never tried the rice wraps but the almond butter, banana and honey idea caught my eye too (as it did your first commenter)
Wishing the hubs kick ass luck today as he's pushing through his race!

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

I want you to be my wife. ;-)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

now THAT would just have to be a wonderful combination of flavours you have going on there :)

Alex @ I Eat Asphalt said...

Oh man. If you ever get bored and would like to ship some of that Kombucha my way I would be a happy recipient. I'd love to try making my own but I dont know how well that would go in my tiny apartment.

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & S said...

I want you to be my wife. ;-)

Betherann said...

Oh my those spring rolls look amazing. And your thought with the AB, banana, and honey? Drooool...