Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Curried Cashew Chicken Salad

Leftover Chicken around a cups worth

couple of tbsps mayo

a little fresh ginger, grated (ginger can be stored in the freezer in a little zip bag, will last you a long time)

1/4 cup cilatr, chopped

1/4 cup cashew butter (you can sub with peanut butter)

half a celery stick, chopped

1 tsp curry paste or powder

pinch of brown sugar

and a handful of cashews if you like

Mix it all together, if its too thick, try thinning it out with some yogurt.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

Takes just a couple minutes to assemble.

Whip 2 containers mascarpone with 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.Clean and cut the stems off a carton of strawberries. Fill a store bought graham cracker crust with mascarpone, top with strawberries, placed cut side down.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cheap Green Gift Ideas for Mother's Day: Herb Cuttings

The best gifts give you something as well, (and im not talking about the thanks)

First off start collecting glass bottles and jars.

Then go visit a friend with an herb garden, and ask if you can get cutting of their herbs (if you don't grow your own).

Then place all the herbs in glass jars with water, indoors, and wait, they should start growing, if the jar is clean (no soapy residue that counts as well)

Once theres quite a bit of roots, at least 3 inches long, plant them.  Once you have a decent bunch growing you can cut again and start a second to give away, but let's face it. That's not happening, not if you're a true zombie.

Instead, when you're going to go, get cuttings, put them in old jars, label the jars with tape and a sharpe, and then place them in an old shoe box, or other sort of box. (If it's a really ugly box, wrap it with gift wrap or the funnies, or just newspaper.) Include instructions on how to grow the herbs.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 1/3 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp honey

1 egg

1 cup chocolate chips

1/4 tsp salt

Mix the sugars and butter, add egg, van., and honey. Add remaining ingredients. Now for the great secrete to really good cookies, put the dough in the fridge for a couple of days. Bring them back up to room temp before baking (unless you like thick cookies) and bake at 400 for 7 minutes.

These suckers burn quickly, take the 7 minutes seriously, more than 9 minutes and youll be busy scraping bottoms.