GastroMami

Learning to cook … one kid at a time

July ONE July 1, 2012

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May ONE & A Recipe! May 2, 2012

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This is the only decent photo I could get of them on May 1st

Reny and Fiona never stop moving and watching their relationship bloom this Spring has been one of our greatest joys

Fiona begs (screams) for Reny to take her down slides – the bigger the better in her opinion!

Reny is 2 and 11 months

Fiona is 1

Lemon Tuna Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

I love Facebook for the simple fact that my friends post recipes like this one that then can provide some much needed dinner inspiration!

Cook 12 oz spaghetti according to package directions

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium-high heat

Add 8 cloves garlic, minced & 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Cook 1 minute

Add 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 8-10 cups when largely chopped)

Saute the broccoli rabe over medium heat until it becomes tender (about 5 minutes)

Add 1/4 cup white wine & 1/2 cup pasta water

Allow liquids to steam broccoli rabe for 5-10 minutes

Add 2 cans albacore tuna, drained

Stir and warm through

Add the juice and zest of 2 large lemons

Season with freshly cracked black pepper

Add pasta directly from the pot (or drain and transfer immediately into saute pan)

Toss and serve with freshly grated parmesan

 

Ren & Fiona approved!

 

Curried Chicken and Dumplings March 24, 2012

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What a great recipe to get back to blogging with!

My sister Tricia saw this recipe on The Chew and has been talking about making it for months – I am so glad she decided to make it while we were home!

I love the play on classic chicken and dumplings (one of my favorite comfort foods!) and the dumplings were fantastic with the chickpea flour and addition of lemony cilantro!  You could easily make this dish vegetarian by eliminating the chicken, adding more chickpeas & using vegetable stock!

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did!


4 – 6  boneless/skinless chicken thighs
1 onion (diced)
3 stalks celery (diced)
3 carrots (diced)
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup chickpeas
4 cups chicken broth
1 (12 oz) can coconut milk
Olive oil
Flour for dusting
Salt and Pepper (to taste)

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1 1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons AP flour

Pre-heat oven to 350˚

In a dutch oven heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat

Generously season your chicken with salt & pepper

Dredge seasoned chicken in flour and cook in oil until browned

Remove from pan and set aside

Cook onions, celery, carrots, curry powder & cayenne pepper over medium heat until softened

Add chicken broth, coconut milk, chickpeas & chicken

Bring to a simmer

Combine the ingredients for the dumplings

(chickpea flour, salt, baking soda, yogurt, parsley, cilantro & AP flour)

Spoon (or use your fingers) to drop dumplings into simmering soup

Place, uncovered, in pre-heated oven

Bake for 15-20 minutes

Enjoy!

 

Ren & Fiona (and Nani, Tricia, & Fr. Z!) approved!

 

March ONE March 1, 2012

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I know 

I didn’t blog at all during February

Big changes came, and keep coming, our way

I promise, more in March

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“Winter Playground”

Ren is 2 1/2

Fiona is 10 1/2 months

Inspired by Adventures in Babywearing

 

March ONE

Filed under: Uncategorized — gastromami @ 7:27 pm

I know 

I didn’t blog at all during February

Big changes came, and keep coming, our way

I promise, more in March

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Inspired by Adventures in Babywearing

 

 

March ONE

Filed under: Uncategorized — gastromami @ 7:26 pm

I know 

I didn’t blog at all during February

Big changes came, and keep coming, our way

I promise, more in March

ImageImage

 

Inspired by Adventures in Babywearing

 

 

March ONE

Filed under: Uncategorized — gastromami @ 7:25 pm

I know 

I didn’t blog at all during February

Big changes came, and keep coming, our way

I promise, more in March

Image

 

Inspired by Adventures in Babywearing

 

 

 
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