Sunday, October 05, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 10/5/08

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.

Busy Kitchen this Week (Again)

Quinoa Mexi 6-Layer (Ww Core)
6-layers of easy happy deliciousness that does not taste like "diet food."


A new fave started with onion and imitation crab and cheese in the food processor...


...and became Crustless Crab Quiche.
(If you have a food processor, you can just do a quick rinse after the crab and can beat the egg mixture for one less dish to clean. To save on calories - and this one is very diet friendly - I used half the cheese but went with sharp cheddar for all the yummy flavor.)


(Kitchen Intermission)

Dispersed, For Now


Changing


Leathery Leaf (click the picture, you'll see)


The Autumn Chill Welcomes Warm Soup
Creamy Chickpea & Rosemary Soup
Even if I wasn't mid-huge-obsession with chickpeas/garbanzo beans right now (which, oh my gosh, I totally am!), I still would have loved this. The fresh rosemary came from the little herb garden my dear Tom sent me (that I've photographed in other posts). So much fun to use my own herbs. This is crazy yummy and fairly diet-friendly if you cut some of the olive oil.


Cardboard of Happiness


Making My Cubicle Feel Happier


Happiness Copycatted
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (Copycat)
Yes, that's something like the third time this week I've mentioned the damn thing, but I finally tried it Friday night, and with a little tweaking it's pure perfection without the thievery of Starbucks.

42 comments:

  1. I always leave your blog hungry each week ;)

    Your food pics look delish, minus the crab meat; I'm not a fan of seafood~♥ the changing Fall leaves, especially the last one (I posted one similar to yours in my ww's this week!)~the chili looks scrumptious; we had chili for dinner Fri. nite ;)~your cubicle looks so neat & organized & COMPLETE w/the Starbuck's drink ;)

    Great winners this week~I always look forward to your winners each week :)

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  2. That food always makes me hungry Maggie, you must be such a good cook, always trying new stuff!
    And yes, fall IS coming very fast now, isn't it?

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  3. I am getting hungry especially it's around noon here now !

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  4. I'm going to get my second cuppa coffee right now. I like your food pictures. I need to get better at taking food pictures. Mine always taste better than they photograph.

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  5. that quiche looks absolutely deeeeevine!

    my fave autumn thingy? the leaves that change like that. nature at it's most creative.

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  6. My favorite is the shot of the coffee cup in the cubicle. I like the perspective. I love chick peas and I'm going to try the soup. It looks great.

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  7. The food looks delicious and I love the changing leaves. Great photos!

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  8. The food looks delicious and I love the changing leaves. Great photos!

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  9. I love what you come up with. Not only are the pictures lovely but I always try at least one of your recipes, or my own tweaking of it. That chickpea soup looks divine and I LOVE chickpeas so I'll probably try it this week at some point.
    And Starbucks....I pine for a pumpkin spice latte

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  10. Ahh the cup of happiness...always makes me happy :)

    Great shots this week. Now I must go eat.

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  11. That soup looks delicious! Nice photos, Maggie. :)

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  12. Mmmmm...the first two recipes look great - I'm going to file them away to try soon!

    I really love the changing one - I get so happy when the leaves turn!

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  13. I can always count on your pics to gain a few virtual pounds, great shots!! Love that leathery leaf!!

    Happy WW and happy fall!

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  14. Not only do you take excellent pictures of food, the food itself looks excellent!
    I'm really hungry... the Toaster Strudel isn't cutting it, anymore.;)

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  15. You are so amazing with culinary projects!

    I also love chickpeas... recently I made up my own little "recipe" for hummus from scratch. We like lots of garlic and olive oil. :-)

    I want your soup! ;-)

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  16. I want to marry you and make little garbanzo bean babies with you!!

    <3 them all!

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  17. I want to try both of those recipes! Who would have thought of crustless quiche? I love quiche and didn't even think to make it without the fattening crust. I really want to try quinoa so I am putting that on my list of "Good for you" items to check out. Where do you get it anyway? Also how difficult is it to grow a herb garden? Fresh herbs are expensive! I really like them but don't like the price tag!
    Loved this weeks pics.
    Diva

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  18. You always make me hungry. Today you added thirsty, and since we are having to go out anyway, I will force my family to detour to a Starbuck's so we can drop like most of a $20 on coffee drinks.

    (Thor likes the Vanilla Bean Frap, and Tess usually goes for the Strawberry Frap...hence the need for a $20 bill when the four of us go to Starbucks. Sigh.)

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  19. Nice pics, those Starbucks pictures are driving me crazy though. Nearest Starbucks is an hour away!

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  20. Good thing we can't smell the aromas - I swear I'd gain 10 pounds every time I came here! LOL Great pictures!

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  21. Great pics, but I refuse to drink Starbucks LOL. The cool looking crab cheese mix is peaking my taste buds interest.

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  22. that first dish looks *so* good! you're really making me hungry! :)

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  23. Maggie,
    You always leave me inspired, both in the food arena and in the photography!

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  24. Mmmm...as usual it looks yummy over here.

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  25. mmmm... now I'm hungry again. Your food pictures look great!

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  26. HAHAHA! Giant straw picture made me laugh.

    And OH. MI. GOD. Can I just say that Mexi-goodness looks like exactly my type of dish??? I am going to steal it and give you credit, absolutely, so I guess that's not really stealing right?

    I want that.

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  27. Love your photos! The food ones look yummers. :)

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  28. OH OH I love you woman! I don't even like coffee or drink it EXCEPT for SB's pumpkin latte. I can't wait to try this. And I printed the mexi recipe also (well first I had to go look up what quinoa was because I am a little slow).

    I am hosting my first contest, if you would like to stop by. Oh and that leaf is awesome. I miss leaves changing color.

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  29. Hot soup really is a good reason to love fall. I guess I can make that a total of 2 reasons now ;-)

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  30. Love the soup photo. Now I am quite hungry!! Can you send some of that over for our dinner?

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  31. Those are such great pictures...I love the leathery leaf!!

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  32. as always all photos are very delicious:) I'm going to try Crustless Crab Quiche but I have question if you tried to make it in microoven?

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  33. The crab quiche is genius! I love that idea :) And of course that soup looks delicious. It's been getting so cold here lately, seems like all I crave these days is soup!

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  34. "Cardboard of happiness"...lol...so true! Excellent pics, as usual Maggie!

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  35. Yum, I'm adding those recipes to my collection!

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  36. are you doing WW too? That quinoa recipe sounds great, I'll have to try it :-)

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  37. Do you ever provide recipes?? I want some of that soup right now!

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  38. All the food looks delicious - I will have to try the crab recipe - be damned what the rest of the family likes/doesn't like!

    Your colors - SO far behind here - we've peaked, and most of the leaves are on the ground - a few late changers, but the color definatley peaked here weekend before last.

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  39. Damn. Now I'm going to have to eat lunch early. ;-) Lovely shots, as always. If only I could make time to cook for myself. HA!

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