Cooking with Color

This week I banished the winter blues (er, greens) by making a vegetable casserole with colorful (but boring if solo) veggies: purple cabbage, red onions, kale and carrots.

Start with chopped veggies – saves time if you do it ahead.

Saute the onions in olive oil until soft. Add kale, cabbage and carrots and steam, covered, until kale and cabbage are tender.

Cover with bread crumbs (mixed with butter and parmesan) and bake until golden brown. I skipped the tofu!

Original recipe available at http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Vegetable-Casserole-with-Tofu-Topping-109451.

My Naughty/Nice Week in Food

Delightful dishes and fun iPad wine tasting at Barbacco
Cured Salume @ Barbacco

New Year’s feast – last chance at gluttony! Smoked salmon with spinach wraps, cream cheese and green onions; bean dip; cheese platter

Healthy “Minestrone with Collard Greens and White Beans” from Everyday Food – surprisingly filling and still low cal to help kick start those resolutions

Burger and beer sampler at Los Gatos Brewing Company (resolutions got a bumpy start – but this was post-hike at least!)
LGBC Burger @ Los Gatos Brewing Co

Yummy but spicy “Chicken & Rice with Corn and Sun-Dried Tomatoes” recipe from Everyday Food (still on the healthy eating bandwagon)

New sushi takeout trial from Truya Sushi – verdict was good
Assorted nigiri @ Truya Sushi

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 70 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 134 posts. There were 35 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 24th with 79 views. The most popular post that day was Gourmet Street Food.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, whatsmydeal.wordpress.com, linkedin.com, and veganspoonful.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pumpkin meatballs, turkey pumpkin meatballs, dinner with david, pappardelle recipes, and pumpkin meatball.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Gourmet Street Food August 2010
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About February 2009
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3

Pumpkin Meatballs October 2009

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Best Meatloaf Ever December 2009
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Hot/Mild in the City May 2010