28 June 2009

Strawberry Cornmeal Muffins; Akira

Today I made strawberry cornmeal muffins, a recipe I discovered on a fellow Vancouverite's food blog, Eating Out Loud. This recipe is the result of A Mighty Appetite's Eating Down the Fridge challenge.

Eating Down the Fridge challenges you to take a whole week off of food shopping and cook your meals using only what's already in the fridge, freezer and kitchen cabinets. The official challenge was planned for the week of June 22, but it's a good idea to try any time to reduce waste, save money, and learn to get more creative with leftovers. I plan to try it out once I've finished my cooking class.

Allen was making use of a large bag of cornmeal hiding out in the back of his cupboard -- but for me it was an excuse to make the most of strawberry season while it's still in our midst. Having been reprimanded by Grace for buying Californian strawberries last week, I went out of my way to find some local berries this time. In fact, I kind of went on a mini-rampage through Capers, stocking up on organic staples and treats. So while this post is the result of someone else trying to use up whatever they have on hand, it resulted in me buying a whole bunch of groceries. Peanut was also happy to have a new grocery bag cave to hide out in.

Anyway. The muffin recipe is over here. I'm looking forward to muffin breakfasts all week. Though they likely won't last that long, since I already ate three today.

Dinner today at Akira Sushi: edamame, spicy tuna sashimi and veggie gyoza.

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