Monday, April 22, 2013

Cooking Extravaganza!!

As you know, on Saturday I got in a 70 mile ride.  Click HERE to read all about the experience I had with truckers!!

Yesterday (Sunday), I met up with a friend who wanted a push for her 35 mile ride.  We made it 36 and change at a rough18.5 mph average.  My legs were quite resistant in the first ten miles, but they loosened up and I rocked a good 20 miles of that ride while breaking the speed limit twice!

Is it bad that I kind of want to get pulled over for speeding on my bike?  I don't want to pay the fine, but I'd like to have the speeding ticket or warning framed on my wall.

But the bigger portion of my Sunday was spent doing this...

I woke up to the dining room table, love seat, and a plant blocking the hallway out of my room.  Thanks roommie!!  Haha.  Recently we've re-initiated some low-key pranks and each is a bit more than the previous. 

Once the furniture was put back, I made a quick trip to the grocery store for avocados, and I made it to the kitchen, I got the above ingredients out.  A friend of mine had surprised me last night with an incredible batch of cupcakes the night before where she replaced the eggs and oil in a cake mix with dry pudding mix.  They were delicious!!  In thinking ahead to that, I decided to step back and try something a couple of my clients had once made, Avocado Chocolate pudding.

I was quite impressed!  It turned out great and was very simple though our blender is not the best for making pudding.  A lot of it got stuck beneath the blades.  I might have to look into a processor or different blender for future use.

While looking up recipes for the pudding, I was struck by another recipe I happened upon.  I will not be giving out the recipe until I've perfected it (aka, it didn't turn out the way I wanted), but suffice it to say, they're a healthy brownie recipe inspired by the Avocado Chocolate Pudding.

This time I used a food blender (not a processor) and it worked much better for getting all the gunk out of the crevices, but it certainly is not the most adequate tool for the job.  In the end, I had made too many adjustments to the recipe I used and it turned out too moist, so it'll require a retry next weekend with more starch.  It tasted great though!!

And finally, after having a suboptimal try with the brownies, I opted to give this Portobello soup a try.  WOW!!!  It was amazing!  I am personally a big fan of mushrooms and just the smell of the roasting portobellos was enough to make me fall in love.  I have a few things I'd like to try with the recipe, but overall I am pleased to say it will be on the recipe book soon!



1.  Have you ever had a prank war?  Any good ones you could suggest?

2.  Any healthy recipe suggestions?  

3.  What did you do this weekend?

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


ajh said...

If I broke the speed limit on my bike I would be thrilled and happily (sort of) pay the fine.

Coy Martinez said...

Every time I see a speed limit sign I always look down to see if I'm breaking it! I would love to get a ticket too!

I'm a big avocado fan but I love it in guacamole with cilantro, onion, lime and roma tomatoes.

Alyssa Duhe said...

brownie recipe asap please :-)