Vegetarian Gluten Free Pizza

We made two wonderful 12-inch vegetarian gluten-free pizzas that evening. The crust turned out to be really thin; and let me tell you something: you cannot go wrong with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese!! =)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Gluten Free Pizza crust Mix (Bob’s Red Mill) 453g
  • 1 pack of Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbps of Olive Oil
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 2 packs of Parmesan Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Peppers
  • Parsley

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • In a large bowl, combine water and yeast
  • Let stand a few minutes
  • Add eggs and oil to mixture and blend briefly
  • Add Gluten free Pizza Crust Mix and blend until combined
  • Leaving dough in a bowl, split in half, cover and allow to rise for 20 minutes
  • Place dough on greased pizza pans
  • Using wet hands, speed out dough to cover the full pizza pan
  • Bake without toppings for 7-9 minutes
  • Remove from oven, cover with favorite sauce and toppings
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes
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Eggplant Gratin

Eggplants (Aubergines) are known for its deep purple color and unique taste and texture (bitter and spongy?). So it’s really important to know how to cook them! Well, with the help of an excellent cooking assistant, I was able to execute this great Eggplant Gratin! =)

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Onions, finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Eggplants, thickly sliced
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • Dried thyme
  • Canned chopped tomatoes

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Heat the oil in a casserole over medium heat
  • Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft
  • Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds
  • Transfer the onion mixture to a plate
  • Cook the eggplant slices in batches in the same casserole until they are lightly browned
  • Transfer to another plate
  • Arrange a layer of eggplant slices in the bottom of the baking dish
  • Sprinkle with parsley, thyme and salt and pepper
  • Add a layer of onion, tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkling parsley, thyme and salt and pepper over each layer
  • Continue layering, finishing with a layer of eggplant slices
  • Sprinkle with the Parmesan
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the eggplant slices are tender. Serve hot.

Fish and Kale Bruschetta

Well… I haven’t been posting recently. I just got really swamped after my last salad post with the planning of my photo exhibition (you can take a peek at my photography at inspiritia.tumblr.com), going to all my friends’ birthday parties (Many of them are born from mid April to mid May), celebrating my own birthday and hosting + hanging out with Sarah who’s visiting from New York (we made sushi yesterday-post coming up) and we’re going to enjoy a full relaxing day at the spa tomorrow.

 Lately… in pictures.

Preparing for the “Artists Among Us” Art Exhibition

Enjoying the City Night View from my Windows

I’m 24!!

Dancing till the Night ends?

Sucrerie de la Montagne at Rigaud

Alright, let’s move on to today’s post about the Fish and Kale Bruschetta!

Ingredients used: Sesame bread, Fish (Trout), Tomatoes, Kale, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Oil

Instructions:

Kale Stir Fry

  • Add some oil to the heated pan
  • Add minced garlic and fry until fragrant
  • Add in kale and stir fry
  • Pour some water and let it simmer, until stems are slightly soft
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Remove to a plate
Fish with Tomatoes
  • Add oil to the pan
  • Add minced garlic and chopped onions and fry
  • Fry the fish fillet until golden brown
  • Add the tomatoes (cut into cubes)
  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes – stir occasionally
  • Cut the bread into slices and toast them
  • Place the fish and kale on the bread and serve!

Healthy Salads

Even if I have in my possession a cookbook called 100+ types of salads, I find myself going into a salad rut, i.e., I often make the same kinds of salads, again and again. So I told myself that from now on, I’ll make an effort to seek inspiration from my salad book. I can’t possibly post the same kind of salad on this blog every time I make one! So that shall be my incentive hehe.

As the temperature goes up, my salad cravings will go up as well, so I’m hoping to try at least 30 out of the 100+!

Salad No. 1

Ingredients:
Mixed greens
Colorful coleslaw (Green cabbage, Red cabbage, Carrots)
Zucchini
Cucumber
White Mushrooms
Tomatoes
Corn
Onions
Sunflower seeds

Salad No. 2

Ingredients:
Lettuce
Asparagus
Cherry tomatoes
Boiled egg
Grilled salmon filet
Capers

Salad No. 3

Ingredients:
Green leaves
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Crab meat (Goberge)
Brown toast
Garlic butter

I used Balsamic Vinaigrette for all 3 salads:
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions: Just chop everything, put everything in a bowl, add the dressing, mix and toss and serve.

P.s. To get out of my rut, I will try other salad dressings in the future! 🙂

Cheese Sandwich with Veggies

Hey guys! I hope you’ve spent a great Easter weekend! I was out of town visiting family, so I haven’t been cooking for the past few days. I’ve been going to holiday gatherings and there were of course lots of food! So after I came back, I told myself that I’m going to eat very simple and light this week — lots of veggies, salads and soups.

This is an easy cheese sandwich I like to make, which is absolutely yummy!

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Ingredients:

  • Cheese, cut in slices (here I used cheddar and swiss cheese)
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber slices
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Coriander

Instructions:

  • Cut the cheese in slices and place them in the bread
  • Put the bread in a toaster oven and heat it up for a few minutes until it’s crispy
  • Add the veggies and it’s ready!