Friday, February 11, 2011

Spinach cookies, kimchi bokkeumbap and kitchen tips

Roasted root vegetables with baked egg and onion

Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with sultanas, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds and linseeds
Lunch: Roasted root vegetables with baked egg and onion
Dinner: Baked spinach savouries/salty spinach cookies, pickled carrot salad

Calling the baked spinach savouries cookies is perhaps stretching the definition of cookies a little bit. What is a cookie? The trusted wiki alludes to the sweet version but there is no common definition. There is actually a lot of confusion when it comes to defining cookies. A cookie in US is biscuit in most other countries, a cookie is a bun in Scotland, a biscuit is a scone in the US, a cookie is generally chocolate chip cookie in UK and therefore my baked spinach savouries is a cookie. And even better, you can have them for dinner without feeling guilty! And without your mum telling you to stop eating cookies because it will ruin your appetite.

Today I went a step further and also made the equivalent of chocolate chip cookies by adding adzuki bean sprouts. And this is what they look like:

Salty spinach cookies with adzuki

The ‘chocolate chips’ partially retained their crunch. I liked both plain and chocolate chip cookies.

Today's Favourite Photo
In case you haven’t eaten Korean food for a while, or never eaten it, this is perhaps a friendly reminder! A Korean friend told me that ideally a Korean meal should comprise of ingredients with 7 different colors. Different colored ingredients contribute a different nutrient so the meal is more balanced. Taste of Home’s meal is certainly balanced. 

Today's Favourite Blog
An excellent collection of kitchen tips. Some interesting tips include:
  • If you happen to over salt a pot of soup or a stew, drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
  • When baking bread, do not preheat your oven.  You will be amazed at the resulting lightness of the bread.
  • Store tomatoes with their stems pointed down and they will stay fresher, longer.
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  1. Thank you so much for featuring me as your favourite blog today.
    I love the idea of your roasted root vegetables with baked egg and onion.
    :-) Mandy

  2. I say there can be savory cookies out there. It only seems fair! I love the ones you've come up with here, they sound delicious!

  3. You can't go wrong with a "cookie." Ever. Love Adzuki beans!

  4. Wow, those cookies are amazing! So beautiful and appetizing.



  5. I really like the way your spinach savories sound. I've always condsidered crackers to be savory cookies, so I have no problem extending "cookies" to include your savories. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Thanks for the 'endorsement' on the use of the term cookie:)

  7. Those cookies look incredible! What a clever idea and I love how you have added yet another definition for a cookie!