two skinny jenkins


090919 – roasted vegetables + couscous
090919, 9:11 pm
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Vegetables

2 BEETS, 3 CARROTS, 8 GARLIC CLOVES, 1 LEEK, 1 ONION, 2 RED POTATOES, 2 SWEET POTATOES, and 6 CHERRY TOMATOES.

Did i forget anything? This was all i could find around the kitchen to roast tonight.  I tossed the beets, potatoes, garlic, and carrots in a couple T evoo and some salt and pepper then popped em in the 475°F oven.  After 12 minutes I added the onion and leek (and some rosemary).  After 25 minutes more, i added the tomatoes and cooked 5 minutes more.  I then sprinkled a little parmesan over the whole thing and gave it 3 final minutes… at that point after opening and closing my little oven door, i bet it was down around 425°F or less.

I served it over parmesan couscous with a side salad.

This should be good fuel for our long runs tomorrow!

Roasted Vegetables




090918 – Pepper Pizza
090919, 4:38 pm
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Pepper pizza

This is the first time in a long time that Joe and i have shared a uniformly topped pizza.  Typically, my half has a lot of sauteed/ semi fancy toppings, and his looks a bit like what you might find on a dominos menu.  I decided to give his style of pizza a try tonight and really enjoyed the simplicity of sweet peppers (Italian and red), onions, and grape tomatoes.  It was especially tasty with some red pepper flakes on top… sweet and spicy.

I used the same crust recipe as usual, but left it on the sticky side while kneading.  This proved to be a good thing and made it softer than usual on the inside.  After proofing for two hours, dividing into thirds, and shaping one into a disc, i drizzled it with olive oil, covered it with aluminum foil (so it wouldn’t stick) and let it sit an extra hour or so before baking (as the oven preheated).

The sauce was delicious and homemade and contained:

  • 6 halved and seeded cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t sugar
  1. mix it all with an immersion blender till the tomatoes are completely crushed.  Yum.



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