Clumsy in the Kitchen

Grapefruit glazed chicken, garlic Japanese sweet potatoes, and spinach salad for Sunday night dinner. So colourful and delicious!

Grapefruit glazed chicken, garlic Japanese sweet potatoes, and spinach salad for Sunday night dinner. So colourful and delicious!

I made flour-less cauliflower pizza! My honest impression? It doesn’t quite match up with traditional pizza but for a healthy alternative, it’s pretty damn good. And easy to make too.

I am SO excited about this tea!

I am SO excited about this tea!

Eating clean meal #3: spinach salad with tomato, cucumber, chicken breast, and soba with sesame soy dressing. Oh spinach, how I have missed you so.

Eating clean meal #3: spinach salad with tomato, cucumber, chicken breast, and soba with sesame soy dressing. Oh spinach, how I have missed you so.

Day two of the clean eating challenge. Chili made from shredded chicken breast, mixed beans, corn, green peppers, and tomato.

Day two of the clean eating challenge. Chili made from shredded chicken breast, mixed beans, corn, green peppers, and tomato.

First dinner on my clean eating lifestyle change. Salmon, asparagus, and garlic Japanese sweet potato. Let’s ignore how unbalanced my portions are (re: mountain of potatoes). I don’t want to shock my body so I’m starting slow.

First dinner on my clean eating lifestyle change. Salmon, asparagus, and garlic Japanese sweet potato. Let’s ignore how unbalanced my portions are (re: mountain of potatoes). I don’t want to shock my body so I’m starting slow.

Tuesday night dinner. Basil pasta, tomatoes and sprouts in sesame sauce, and grilled chicken breast.

Tuesday night dinner. Basil pasta, tomatoes and sprouts in sesame sauce, and grilled chicken breast.

I made rice pudding on the weekend! I’d never had it before and had no idea how to make it, but I thought why not? I think the final result turned out pretty great though I am still not sold on the idea of rice in pudding. Maybe it will grow on me.

I made rice pudding on the weekend! I’d never had it before and had no idea how to make it, but I thought why not? I think the final result turned out pretty great though I am still not sold on the idea of rice in pudding. Maybe it will grow on me.

Friday night’s dinner was a repeat of my favourite stir-fry: teriyaki chicken with broccoli, lotus, onions, carrots, and sesame seeds. Mmmm.

I had a busy weekend in the kitchen. I wanted to make something for my JTE’s husband who taught me how to make jam this week. I decided on shortbread, this way he can hopefully eat them with his jam. The square biscuits are plain; the flower shaped ones are topped with either cinnamon or strawberry sugar. And because I had overripe bananas to use up, I made a batch of banana bread muffins too.