I Became Martha Stewart This Weekend

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By • Apr 14th, 2011 • Category: Dining and Cuisine

I had a bit of a Martha sesh this week. I was home alone for a few days so I went through her recipe archives and made a ton of food for myself for no reason. It was so fun! Here are my recipe recs-

No, I did not make all of this.

Check out Martha’s Parisian Macaroon Recipe. I wish mine turned out as delicious as I’m sure those are. I have tried out the recipe a few times and this weekend I actually achieved “feet” on the bottom of the cookies, but for some reason they ended up semi-hollow- a new problem. They look gorgeous, though, which is the important part. I’ll just set them nicely on a platter someplace and hope nobody eats any.

Less fatty than they look.

I also made Martha’s vegetarian Eggplant and Mozarella Melt which was insanely delicious but FAR too much food. I am grossed out by the leftovers. Basically you take a baguette or a soft loaf of bread and scoop out a little bread. Then, you egg and breadcrumb eggplant slices and roast in the oven at a very high heat until they’re nice and cooked. Then you layer bread, marinara, the eggplant slices and thinly-sliced mozzarella. It’s like an eggplant parm sammy without the oil, butter, cream, fat, whatever they put in it at fancy restaurants. The ingredients are simply bread, marinara, eggplant, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese. Delicious!

I need to learn to cook for one.

Last night, I made Martha’s Farmer’s Salad (sans turkey) which includes pea shoots, avocado, radishes, carrots and my favorite lettuce- Boston lettuce. I also made a few tweaks to the dressing recipe, for calorie’s sake. Fresh and delish. Go Martha!

Never understood people who don’t eat breakfast.

Finally, I made an INSANELY good recipe from this Easy Breakfast and Brunch book– Cheddar and Zucchini toast. Get this book, especially if you’re a breakfast connoisseur. Everything in it goes perfectly with Mimosas. For this recipe, you mix finely-shredded (and wrung-out) zucchini with grated cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese, a blast of Worcestershire sauce, a scallion, salt and pep and an egg, then mix and broil on top of toast. It gets all melty and delicious and browned. You would die.


Once you pop the fun don’t stop.

While I was at the stores buying all this nonsense, I made sure to try a snack a friend suggested- SkinnyPop Popcorn. Please try. Only 39 calories a cup for glorious, salty olive oil-ey tasting popcorn. You can buy big, fluffy bags of it at AJ’s.

If you can keep it to one, you’re all set.

Also devilishly picked up Smashing S’mores from Trader Joe’s for the first time ever. Be sure not to buy them. The graham cracker and marshmallow stacks are dipped in chocolate and sold in little tubs like truffles. All you do is pop in the microwave for 6 secs for a campfire-ey bite.

This sounds like a lot, but it was over a period of six days. Don’t judge.

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