I'm a big fan of blood oranges, they have a beautiful color, they're a little bit sweet and a little bit tart. They're fun to work with. The other day I was at the grocery store and I bought a bag of blood oranges. I've been slowly working through that bag by adding them to different recipes.
This salad should actually be titled "roasted beet salad with shaved fennel, mint, cara cara and blood oranges with a balsamic blood orange vinaigrette." Not only is that way too long, it's a mouthful of words and not quite the blog friendly title. Sometimes I forget how delicious the earthiness of a roasted beet can... Continue Reading →
It's grilling season and I'm a big fan of being outdoors and cooking over a fire. Whether it's grilling veggies, veggie burgers and sausages, or fruit. I love grilled fruit! It carmelizes the natural sugars in the fruit and gives it a smoky new flavor that adds to the depth and joy of your food.... 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 →
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.
When I think of sweet and sour sauce, I'm transported back in time to being a kid and going out to eat with the family. We'd go to a Chinese restaurant and get a number of delicious dishes, along with wonton soup and egg rolls. I really enjoy taking dishes that I loved as a kid and veganizing them.