Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quinoa Corn Cakes

We are quinoa addicts. 
Honestly, like the whole family.
I try to make it at least three times a week.
We even have a insider name for it, "the poop grain".
I mean lets keep it real, or in this case regular, anything with that much fiber is helping out if you know what I mean.
But I digress. 

What you will need:
- 2 cups cooked quinoa {and if it is your first time making it MAKE SURE TO RINSE IT OUT!}
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- Juice from half a lemon
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Corn from to ears
- Olive oil

For dressing:
- 1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Scallion

-Mix all ingredients except oil olive.  Set to the side for about 5 mins. Heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.  Form patties about 1/4 in thick, if your patties are too wet add a little more flour.  Then fry them about 5mins per side. Just keep an eye and adjust the temp as needed. I worked in batches and  used the oven to keep them warm.

For the dressing mix the sour cream, lemon and s&p. 
Spread on warm cake then sprinkle with scallion.

Makes about 9 cakes.

These turned out super yummy.
I hope to play around some more and come up with other varieties.

And eat your quinoa on the "regular"!

Monday, July 9, 2012

DIY $8 Glitter Anchor Tee

Nautical is back, but honestly has it ever gone away?
I mean it is such a classic, not sure it can ever really be out of style.
The other day at Target I grabbed a $8 gray crew neck tee and knew I wanted to add an anchor.
So I googled anchor images, printed one I liked and got out my freeze paper {aka ghetto stencil maker}.

Other things I used:
-exacto knife
- fabric glitter glue
- fabric glitter

First thing you will do is trace your stencil out on the freezer paper.

Then with your knife cut out the relief portion of the paper, creating your stencil.  And remember to keep any pieces that make the image, like the little circle in the top of the anchor.

Then after laying the image out, iron it wax side down on your shirt. No steam with the iron.

Add glue and then sprinkle with glitter.

What the time the bottle says, then remove your stencil.

Then you will have a super cheap, super cute glitter anchor shirt.