Friday, November 29, 2013

The Grand Opening

Tonight we cooked on the new stove in the half new kitchen for the first time. It was a super delicious effort so I'm sharing the recipe for 

mexican inspired beans with cauliflower rice, grilled peaches and chives in sour cream. 

1 tin organic kidney beans
1 tin organic butter beans
1/2 jar organic passata 
Green beans
2 carrots 
4 cloves of garlic
1 fat brown onion
TMX veg stock
Ground cumin
Ground coriander


Sour cream


Grated cheese

Add oil to a frypan and sauté spices, onion, and garlic. Add beans and carrot and cook for a couple of minutes. Add everything else and a cup of water. Cover and cook on low until everything is ready. 

Grate cheese and set aside. 

Grate 1 whole cauliflower. I do it in the TMX until the chunks are a similar size to rice grains. Steam in the varoma for 5 - 10mins until tender. Stir  in coconut oil andvegetable stock (note this is for concentrated TMX veg stock only, you could use a powdered stock but not liquid stock).

Chop chives finely and mix through sour cream. 

Grill some peach slices on a griddle. 

Serve cauliflower rice topped with bean mix, grated cheese, sour cream mix, and a slice of peach. 

New stove in action with TMX cauliflower on the go

Bean mix putting the induction top to the test. 

Finished product. We used orange cauliflower which is why it looks like couscous.

Kitchen Renovations Take Shape!

At long last, just over three years after we moved in we've begun the kitchen overhaul. First we bought a pantry. Then we bought a dishwasher. Then we got a stove top, oven, sink, and all the bench, cupboards and drawers for that side of the kitchen where we're starting the whole process. 

Pantry, complete with 3yr old. 

Sink and cupboards come out

Everything in!

A close up of the finishes. 

We still need to get a splash back behind it and move the powerpoint away from the sink, but the electrician came and plugged the stove top and oven in today so we got to try it all out. It's made such an enormous difference! I can't wait to knock out the wall and do the other half.