Tag Archives: Cooking

Day 3: A hobby of mine

A hobby I’ve done since high school: reading

A hobby I stopped doing, but would like to pick up again in the future: cooking

A hobby I started last year: blogging

And the hobby I like the most, but get easily frustrated with: painting

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Banana Nut Bread

This recipe is easy and delicious. It is made with applesauce instead of butter.

Ingredients:

  • bananas: 3 mashed
  • applesauce: 1/2 cup
  • sugar: 1 cup
  • eggs: 2
  • flour: 2 cups
  • salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • baking powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  • walnuts: 1 cup, chopped
  • cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

1. Mash the bananas. 2. Mix everything together. 3. Pour into greased glass pans. 4. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.


Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil

Mix everything! Use a cup to pour into waffle maker.


Hushpuppies

Ingredients: 25 hushpuppies
  • peanut oil: 6 cups
  • cornmeal: 1 1/2 cups self-rising
  • flour: 1/2 cup self-rising
  • baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • onion: 1 small, chopped
  • buttermilk: 1 cup
  • egg: 1 lightly beat

1. Using a deep pot, heat oil to high.
2. Mix cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Stir in the onion.
4. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg.
5. Pour liquid mix with the dry mix and blend.
6. One at a time, drop 1 tablespoon of the batter into the oil. (dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hushpuppy).
7. Turn the hushpuppies while they cook until they are golden brown.


Oatmeal

oatmeal

I get very tired of eating cereal every morning, which meant that I tended to skip breakfast since I was either too lazy to make something better or didn’t have enough time. But recently when I don’t have to work in the mornings, I like having an bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. This is good for several reasons: oatmeal is good for the heart, I am having breakfast and it is an easy and short recipe.

  • 1/2 of oatmeal
  • 1 cup of water
  • Heat in microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Add extra (I add a spoonful of brown sugar and a few spoonful of raisins and sliced almonds)

Guacamole Dip

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Ingredients: serves 2

  • large avocado: 2 peeled and mashed
  • tomatoes: 1 chopped
  • onion: 1/4 cup diced
  • garlic: 2 cloves minced
  • jalapeno: 1 seeded and finely chopped
  • lime juice: 2 tablespoon
  • fresh cilantro: 1/4 cup chopped
  • salt: 1/2 teaspoon

1. Mix all the ingredients together.

Note: The avocados need to be soft for the dip. I like to keep it slightly chunky, but you can mash the avocados to be as smooth as you want the dip to be.


Crepes

crepes

When I didn’t cook, this was the only thing I did cook. I knew this recipe by heart. The great thing is that the ingredients are very common.

Ingredients: serves 2-3

  • eggs: 3
  • milk: 2 cups
  • flour: 1 1/2 cups
  • sugar: 3 tablespoons
  • butter: 2 teaspoons
  • salt: 1/2 teaspoon

1. Blend everything together until it has a liquid consistency.
2. Heat pan to high heat and spray with cooking oil.
3. Pour just enough to fill the bottom of the pan. I move the batter around so it disperses evenly.
4. Cook until you start to see bubbles (less than a minute) and then flip.  
5. Repeat (2-4) until batter is used.
6. Eat the crepes by filling them down the center with jam and them rolling them up.