March 30, 2014

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

My first attempt to use squash to make soup!

This year of Spring is not quite yet warm enough to say Spring is here. Roasting vegetables really makes warm and cozy soup that's perfect for cold weather.

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil.
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed.
- 2 carrots, cut into thick rounds.
- 1 large parsnip, cubed
- 2 leeks, thickly sliced
- 1 onion, quartered
- 3 bay leaves
- 4 thyme sprigs
- 3 rosemary sprigs
- 5 cups veg stock
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, soured cream to serve

1. Preheat oven 200C/400F. Pour olive oil into bowl and toss all veggies until evenly coated.
2. Spread out veggies on baking pan. Tuck the bay leaves and thyme and rosemary sprigs amongst veggies.
3. Roast veggies for 50min until tender, tuning them occasionally to make sure they brown evenly.
4. Discard herbs and transfer veggies into large pot.
5. Pour the stock into the pot and bring to boil and simmer for 10min.
6. Blend the soup with food processor/blender until thick and smooth.
7. Season the soup with salt, pepper, sour cream(optional) and serve.

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

March 16, 2014

Cauliflower Steak

Got recipe from Fresh Juice Magazine, Cauliflower Steak!
Easy to make when you need sidedish. I had Katsu as main dish to combine this meal.

Cauliflower Steak:
2 large heads cauliflower
1/3 cup - Classico Basil Pesto

1. Trim root end so cauliflower lays flat. Starting at one end, cut into 3/4 inch slices. Only 2 or 3 slices in the middle will remain intact; reserve remaining floret for another recipe.

2. Spread pesto over steaks. Place steaks gently into resealable plastic bag, pouring any remaining marinade into bag; let marinate for up to 48hrs.

3.Wrap steaks in heavy-duty aluminum foil; place in coals on outer edge of campfire until tender-up about 15min.

* I roasted mine in the oven at 375F at 20-30min

cauliflower steak

March 10, 2014

prototype mini minion

My next project is TRY to use up yarns I used from last minion project. My idea is make many mini minions as possible until my yarn collection runs out.

So this is the prototype!

mini minion!

mini minion concept

mini minion

mini minion wip

mini minion

March 3, 2014

crochet minion

I love minion from Despicable me.
Not a huge fan of the actual movie but the minions are so adorable!

This was my recent project I worked on. I get carried away most of the time where I forget to take work in progress shots most of the time. But Tim took one photo of cutest part of making minion, his little feet.

Let's see what else I can make! 

crochet minion

close up

body

feet
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