There's something so earthy and delicious about an herbaceous pesto. As I was looking in the fridge and cupboards yesterday to figure out what to make for dinner, I saw that I had all the ingredients for a pesto. However, I didn't just want pesto and pasta. I wanted to amp it up a little so I cooked up some chickpeas in harissa sauce. I also had some radish sprouts hanging out in the fridge that I put on top as a garnish/topping. This meal tastes of springtime!
Spring has sprung! Flowers are starting to pop their sleepy heads up from the ground and things are looking greener. In the spirit of things turning green and waking up from a long winter's sleep I made a green smoothie. Green smoothies are a great way to start your day. It's also a great way to cram in a bunch of good for you tasty ingredients into one delicious concoction.
I have an obsession with peppers; hot peppers, sweet peppers, floral tasting peppers, pick a peck of pickled peppers and give them to me! I recently have jumped on the shishito pepper train. The shishito is a more floral pepper, but one in every ten peppers or so surprises you with a wake up call... Continue Reading →
Potatoes go great with a variety of flavors and sauces. I've been rediscovering my love of harissa lately, and I wanted a vehicle for the minty harissa yogurt sauce that I created. I decided to do some simple garlicky roasted potato wedges with the sauce.
I feel there are two types of people in the world. Those who love olives and those who dislike olives. I love them, always have, give me all the olives and the pickled foods too. There are so many fantastic varieties that you can use to enhance your food. I love olives ala carte, olive... Continue Reading →
It's that time of year for the Shamrock Shake. So in the words of Frank "The Tank" from Old School, "Fill it up again! Fill it up again! Once it hits your lips, it's so good!"
Mushroom Orzo is a meal that I make often, I am constantly tweaking and altering the recipe for this. Last night I made it and it came out beautifully. Normally I make a coconut curry sauce, but I was out of the curry paste I typically use. I used harissa instead, oh man did it turn out just as good if not better.