Monday, July 24, 2017

Recipe Round-Up: Chloe's Kitchen

Time for another recipe round up! This time we are heading back to Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarella. You can see what else I have cooked from this book here.

Chloe's Favourite Five-Minute Salad Chloe uses a combination of mashed avocado and sushi vinegar as the dressing, which was delicious! The salad itself had mixed greens and tomato in it, I left out the scallions, but you could really add anything into it. Chloe said it served 6, which I guess if you served it in a thimble would be true. I got two side serves out of this (served with some boxed vegan lasagna), but really you could eat the whole thing on your own.
Rating: :D

Chloe's Favourite Five-Minute Salad


Classic Roasted Vegetables: This is a fairly straight forward recipe, using cauliflower, broccoli and carrots as the vegetables. She calls for 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil, though I used a lot less - just enough to lightly coat the vegetables. Using that much seems like it would have just been drowning in oil.
Rating: :)

Classic Roasted Vegetables


Teriyaki Wok Vegetables: Chloe provides a simple teriyaki sauce recipe to mix up for these veggies. Chloe suggests using carrot, bok choy, onion, mushrooms, zucchini and snow peas, though you could really use anything you fancied. I didn't have any onion so I left that out, and I also added some dry roasted cashews at the end. I only needed to add about half the amount of sauce for the veggies. This served three over rice.
Rating: :)

Teriyaki Wok Vegetables


LA-Style Chimichurri Tacos: I could only seem to get terrible photos of this yummy dinner. It has three components for the filling - tomato rice (which I adapted to make in the rice cooker), a chimichurri sauce, and a mushroom and black bean filling. The sauce was a bit runny, though I used a mix of pasta water and oil rather than the full 1/2 cup of olive oil (I don't have anything against oil in general, but personally things that have a lot of oil in them tend to make me feel sick). I topped them with some Sour Cream, also from the book. It is a tofu based sour cream, and at first had quite a strong soy taste. However it mellowed quickly.
Rating: Tacos :), Sour Cream :)

LA-Style Chimichurri Tacos


Baked Sprinkle Doughnuts: Confession: deep frying terrifies me, so I have only ever made baked doughnuts. These ones are delicious! There is an option between making a chocolate glaze or an old fashioned glaze, and you can see I have tried both (I coloured the old fashioned one pink), and I have topped them with all sorts of things. The recipe calls for piping the doughnuts into the doughnut pan, and while this does give a nice smooth all over appearance, sometimes I skip the step and just spoon it into the pan. I've made these a few times for bake sales, and they are definitely popular. I generally do a triple dip of the glaze to ensure a nice, thick, smooth covering.
Rating: :D

Baked Sprinkle Doughnuts


Baked Sprinkle Doughnuts


Iced Apple Cake Squares: These are so delicious! It rises quite high in the pan, giving the squares a definite cake vibe rather than a slice. They have a great flavour, and are wonderfully moist (sorry if that word creeps you out). They are topped with a simple icing. As always, I would have preferred it without the icing. Though I was making them for a bake sale and I know how people like their sugar!
Rating: :D

Iced Apple Cake Squares


Sea Salt Toffee Bars: I thought these were just OK (though disclaimer, toffee and caramel aren't my favourites, I was making these for a bake sale). The base is quick to make, but I found needed an extra 10 minutes to go golden in the oven. I had some issues making the caramel following the instructions as written, it didn't almost burnt and then ended up quite thick and hard to spread. Granted I haven't made many caramels, so if I had more experience I would have had a better intuition about how to handle it, but the instructions for a novice may not end up well. As always, be sure to put on lots of salt!
Rating: :|

Sea Salt Toffee Bars


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara's 7th Birthday


Last week was five months since Sahara passed away. Time goes too fast.

8 comments:

  1. Those desserts look delicious! I could go for a couple of doughnuts (baked doughnuts are my favourite!), a square of apple cake, and a sea salt toffee bar.

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    1. She has a gift with desserts! I love baked doughnuts as well.

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  2. I love baked donuts too but I tried to make them once and they were such a fail haha. Yours look great.

    I think i have this book but haven't made anything from it. Will have to dig it out.

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    1. I've had success with her baked doughnut recipes, and also with the ones from Bake and Destroy.

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  3. I really need to try making baked donuts someday; yours look perfect! Aww, that is so cute how Sahara had her tail wrapped around her toy! Hugs <3

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    1. Sahara's tail was very good and wrapping around things. <3

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  4. Oh man, those baked doughnuts are gorgeous!!! I also always cut oil back. I feel like 1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp is all most recipes need, and so many call for, like, triple that! Sahara was sooooooo beautiful. :-( <3

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    1. She was beautiful. <3
      A lot of cookbooks do seem to get over excited with the oil!

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