Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 9/14/08

Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

Click pics for better looking larger images or take a peek at the entire album and/or watch as a slideshow at this link.

It was a slow picture week here, and since last week there were no food pictures, I guess this week it's mostly food pictures (and in this case, mostly beans). I believe in balance. And good eating.

Almost Natto Sushi
(my first attempts at rolling sushi at home - let's just say there are no pictures of it rolled because it takes practice, and also that natto, fermented soybeans, are not for everyone, but I've fallen back to madly in love all over again)


Quinoa Black Bean Salad
(my first time trying quinoa, a grain that's a yummy source of protein and also high in fiber and gluten free - and of course I added extra cilantro to the recipe)


Chickpea Curry with Yogurt
(oh, how I love thee, chickpea/garbanzo bean of love)


Cottage Cheese, White Nectarine and Toasted Sliced Almonds
(the perfect midnight snack now that I'm back to being good, and toasted almonds are like heaven - I just toss them into a dry pan on medium and mix around until toasty and happy)


Saturday Morning Steamed Perfection


Perfection Perfected Further Over Espresso


Cooking for an Audience

46 comments:

  1. All of your food pics are making me hungry & it's 1:45 AM, lol! My fave foods are the black bean salad & the nectarine & almonds but my absolute FAVE pic of all is the one of your "audience" :) That's a precious pic of a precious kitty :)

    P.S. Where's Lotus, lol? I'm giving her til 2 AM my time (I'm an hour ahead of her!) & then I'm heading to bed & will do the linky love in the morning, LOL :)

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  2. you sure are a healthy one. can't get the other two in this house to eat beans, any kind of beans, though... and did the kitty get to steal the cream?!?!?!

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  3. mmmm, I totally love quinoa and chickpeas - will have to try both of those. I make quinoa and when it's cooked stir in some lemon zest and lemon juice for a quick side or bed for something else.

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  4. I feel the need to eat more legumes. Seriously. Life would be so much beanier if my kid would just eat legumes.

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  5. Ooh yum! I love chickpea curry, I have a divine chickpea and tomato curry recipe, and it's always a hit at dinner parties

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  6. Yum. Just plain yum.
    Also I love your cooking for an audience.

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  7. When I am looking I have full mouth of saliva. I need to read all your recipes and go to kitchen:)

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  8. I love the shots of the coffee beverages and the one of the meow face... Nice!

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  9. natto...*shudder* LMAO! They look like regular beans, almost like the beans you'd have with hotdogs...and then...you get a whiff...and you see the long sticky strings...LOL! Natto! Lovely!

    Love the cat shot, amputation?

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  10. LOVE the cat pic!!!

    That food looks super yummy too!

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  11. Fantastic recipes, Maggie! I love chick peas as well, it's one of my favourite things!

    Here is my post. Hope you have a great week!

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  12. Sorry, Maggie. The previous link would take you to the comments, not the actual post.

    Here is the right one...

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  13. I want to eat at your house!!

    I think my favorite is "cooking for an audience". She looks awfully ready for some sushi.

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  14. hmmmm - all the food looks yummy! I love bean dishes. I love garbanzo beans. I sometimes make bean dishes despite the fact that I am the only one in the house who likes bean dishes. Hubby may not be able to get outside of the meat/potatoes box because that's all he grew up with, but that doesn't mean our kids can't have their taste range expanded!

    Awww - kitty looks just like our Sheba, put down in April.

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  15. That's not fair, it's supper time and now I am even more hungry ! that looks all delicious !
    Can understand the cat, lol !

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  16. You do not know how much I loooooooooove beans! Great pics!!

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  17. Mmm ... thanks for the recipe ideas!
    And I love the kitty :)

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  18. Maggie,
    You were an inspiration on the smoking front and maybe I can steal some of your recipes during the "hot for the holidays" slim down,Keep it up,
    Peace,
    Diva

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  19. Mmmm...everything looks delicious! I love your audience - looks just like my kitchen!

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  20. Yeah, my eyes are about as big as that kitty's too from looking at all that yummy food!! Love the nectarine and almond "recipe." Thanks and great shots!

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  21. Mmmmm everything looks so tasty and so healthy!
    What a gorgeous cat you have there? Is he into beans too?

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  22. Yum!!! Lots of good stuff in these pics!

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  23. Note to self, eat prior to visiting your photos. I'm always drooling while checking yours!

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  24. The food shots look yummy as always. My favorite was the cat.

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  25. Your photos are so delicious! I love quinoa! I just tried a dessert recipe where you boil it in fruit juice & serve with fruit and ice cream. Delicous!

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  26. Yummy! Late Sunday evening, but I feel like raiding the fridge...

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  27. What great photos! That cat looks like it means business. ;P

    Karen of the MomDot Street Team
    www.MomDot.com

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  28. Can I sit on your kitchen floor and look up at you longingly while you cook me food and make coffee too?

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  29. What a great selections of winners... made me hungry!

    And the kitty is just too cute! I have a soft spot for black kitties.

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  30. UM UMMM all that food looks absulutely scrumptious!!!

    Handsome kitty you have there too! :)

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  31. I am so hungry now and I envy your milk steamer !
    Great pictures

    My WW is up My Little Drummer Boys

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  32. I would so love these if I didn't have food poisoning right now. I'll stop back and get the recipes when I feel better.

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  33. I just gorged myself on Indian fare, but these all look delicious!

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  34. I live in the south, so food here is generally smoked, deep fried, or stewed. My idea of eating healthy is eating mashed potatos minus the gravy!
    Great pictures!

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  35. you're a chef :) wow! and your kitty is a cutie :) thanks for visiting my ww!

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  36. A woman after my own heart with that froth! It all looks so yummy. I bet the sushi tasted amazing regardless how it came out rolled :)

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  37. yum!
    that quinoa dish looks great. I love quinoa

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  38. Your cat is absolutely precious! What an adorable pic. I've never had any of the foods you have listed but they look oh-so-good! I could use some coffee today... zzzz

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  39. The food looks amazing. So do you in your picture on the side. :)

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  40. Wow .. rolling your own sushi? Nice!!!

    Great food pics, as always!

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