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Optical Illusion

Posted Feb 09 2013 9:44pm

My brain is constantly exploding with recipe ideas accumulating in my head = cooking over-load on weekends. Put together a menu card in the morning to keep my thoughts on track, and I suppose it makes the meal seem just a tad more fancy than it actually is :P

menu card

My mom and I love wind chimes, and we got her another one to add to our “plant wall” in the kitchen for her birthday. Matched-mismatched windchimes everywhere! (Match-mismatched anything is = favourite things)

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My attempt at being thrifty and chopping up whole wheat berries to turn them into steel cut oats

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half a cup = 4 servings

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Salmon-Oat Medley 

- 4 small servings

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw steel-cut oats
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced leek
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup sliced pineapples

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- toast the onion and oats with 1 tsp of oil for about 2 minutes, then pour in boiling water. Simmer for about 25-ish minutes, until the oats reach an al dente tenderness. Let them sit and thicken for about another 2 minutes, then stir in the rest of the ingredients! :) Positive reaction from the fam … BIG sigh of relief :D

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Yes, I’m a poor university student always on a budget, but the fact is.. scallops are delicious… and expensive :( It’s an… OPTICAL ILLUSION! :D … I think i’m more clever than i actually am… :(

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Topped with walnuts and sucanat sugar to complete the disguise ;)

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Happy Birthday Mum! :)

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