Friday, March 26, 2010

Mini Doughnut Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

There is nothing quite as delicious as a mini doughnut.  Hot, moist cake doughnut deep fried to greasy perfection doused with sugar and cinnamon.  This recipe attempts to at least somewhat replicate that in the form of a muffin.  Moist sweet cake, basted with melted butter then rolled in the familiar mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  Makes 12 large muffins but would work equally well in a mini muffin tin for charming mini - mini doughnut muffins.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ahi Tuna Tacos

This is a quick and easy week day meal using an possibly unusual ingredient!  Instead of chicken or beef in these tacos we're using Ahi Tuna.

You can find this fresh or frozen nowadays at most fish markets or well stocked grocery stores.  It sears very quickly, and like steak, can be cooked to a desired done-ness.

Each taco is topped with lightly seared tuna, lettuce and tomato and wasabi lime mayo - all made in less than 15 minutes!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spinach Falafel

Traditionally deep fried, this recipe for falafel is lightly pan fried for a lighter, healthier result!  The more traditional parsley is also replaced with spinach in this version for an interesting twist!  Prepared in the food processor, the recipe is quick and easy to prepare, but you can also mash the ingredients by hand with a bowl and fork or in a mortar and pestle.

I formed the chickpea mixture into flat rounds and got 6 medium sized patties this way.  You can also shape them into smaller balls and get about 12.  The larger patties make for a great meal on their own with some salad or on a bun.  Smaller falafel would be delicious on their own as a snack or stuffed into warm pita bread.  Either way you serve them, hummous, tzatziki or hot sauce makes a great accompaniment!