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Oatmeal-Banana-Raisin Cookies

Originally uploaded by ted_major

• 1/2 cup canola
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 banana, mashed
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour, such as Wheat Montana Prairie Gold
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 3 cups oatmeal
• 1 cup currants (or raisins)

Preheat oven to 350F (use convection if you have it).

Combine oil, sugar, and banana, whisking until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk again. Fold in flour, soda, and cinnamon. Add oatmeal and currants, and stir until well mixed.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 10 minutes or to your liking.


Tuna with Tomato-Pepper Sauce

Originally uploaded by ted_major

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tomato-Pepper Sauce

• 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
• Salt
• 1 lb. tomatoes, coarsely chopped
• 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
• 1 Tbs capers, drained
• 1 tsp dried thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• Pinch cayenne pepper
• 2 Tuna steaks
• Olive oil to coat tuna

Preheat grill to high heat.

Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat, sprinkling lightly with salt. While onion and garlic sautee, lightly salt tuna steaks and let rest. When onion and garlic are soft and translucent, add tomatoes, pepper, capers, thyme, bay leaf, and cayenne. When sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer.

Coat tuna with olive oil, the grill over high heat, searing the outside, but being careful not to overcook (it won’t take long! A couple minutes per side should do it.)

Plate tuna and spoon with sauce. Serve with a light salad and fresh bread.

I haven’t made this one yet, but it looks tasty, and the video instructions are entertaining:

Oddcast Cooking Course

Pork and Clam Stew

Thanks to The Invisible Workshop for the photo and link.