Hi kind krafters!!
A favourite hobby of mine is cooking! I love to create new meals and snacks and really experiment with my recipes. With learning about the Dartmouth North Community Centre, I have been inspired to cook more over the past few weeks and thought I might share some of my newly found recipes with you!!
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. I would recommend lining your baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper (if you use tin foil lightly spread the oil along the bottom to make sure the cauliflower doesn't get stuck.
2. Put the cauliflower florets into a bowl and pour the oil and lime juice over them. Shake it like a polaroid picture until the florets are nicely covered. The mix the spices in and shake again!
3. Place the cauliflower onto the baking sheet and cook them for 15 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 15.
4. While the cauliflower is baking, mix the ingredients for the curry mayo. Make sure to taste as you mix so that you know if you have enough spice – I went overboard the first time I made this recipe!!
5. Once the cauliflower is looking a little crispy, you're ready to serve!!!!
Maple Sweet Potato Soup
1. Once all of the vegetables are chopped up, sauté them in a large pot at a medium-high heat. Add the vegetable stock and rice, and bring to a boil. Put a cover on the pot and cook until the potatoes and rice are soft.
2. Put in the spices and maple syrup and let the soup continue to boil.
3. If you have access to a blender, feel free to blend and make the soup into a bisque or leave it chunky and have it as a nice fall vegetable soup.
4. After around 20-30 minutes of boiling, you should be ready to go.
Peanut Butter Pad Thai
1. Cook vegetables in a large wok with the oil and garlic on a medium-high heat. Wait until they are close to tender before putting the noodles in another pot of boiling water.
2. The noodles should take 5-7 minutes on a high heat. Once they are done, strain the noodles and add in a cracked egg. Add the noodles to the large wok and add the peanut butter, soy sauce, and spices.
3. Cook for another 5 minutes and really mix all of the elements together before serving :)
All of these recipes are easy to prepare and don’t take long to cook. I like to find my fresh produce from local markets in HRM and try to make my own sauces instead of buying pre-packaged stuff. I find it so much fun to cook and a great creative outlet. Feel free to comment your favourite recipes so that I can give them a whirl at home!!!