Posts Tagged ‘salad’
Red Snapper with Thyme Pesto and Couscous, Honey Grapefruit Salad Dressing
Seafood • Tags: almonds, cherry tomatoes, grapefruit, honey, salad, thyme pesto, whole wheat cousous
You may have already guessed that we love ourselves a dinner party. Love it! From planning the menu, shopping for the groceries and assembling all the goodies in the kitchen to passing out the plates, laughing with friends, and of course sipping on some wine. Our parties usually involve lots of wine–that’s just how we do. Then there’s the dancing around the kitchen when the food tastes just right. Our parties always involve lots of dancing…tasting and dancing. It all brings us complete joy. The best part of the whole thing is sitting down after all the hard work and taking that first bite. What’s better? We just don’t know!
These dinner gatherings usually involve us hosting and cooking everything, but it wasn’t too long ago we were on the East coast and invited to a dinner party where the whole meal was prepared by someone else–a lovely couple by the names of Brooke and Ben. We love these parties just as much–the ones where we arrive and just eat. It really was wonderful handing over the apron and being the guest for a change. The food looked absolutely beautiful and tasted so delectable that we had no choice but to … Continue Reading »
Roasted Beets and Leeks Pasta Salad
Vegetarian • Tags: beets, leeks, salad
The main reason cooking may seem daunting to some is because the recipe looks like a shopping list. Sometimes it’s just as frustrating for those who enjoy cooking when they stumble upon something that looks enticing, but even their stocked pantry is missing a few of the obscure ingredients. It is possible to create in the kitchen without feeling overwhelmed. Combine a few staples with a couple of extras, and you have magic ready to happen! Continue Reading »
Warm Sweet Potatoes and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing
Vegetarian • Tags: allspice, cardamom, chickpeas, salad, sweet potato, tahini
A couple of days ago, we proposed the idea of recipe adaptations and just how far we can stretch the word. Looks like many people find recipes as a means to an end, and however you interpret that recipe doesn’t matter. It’s what you end up with that can be your own, although giving credit where credit is due remains key and important. In the end, recipes are meant to be adopted and then adapted!
Well we said there would be a part two to that post, so here it is. We first saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen less than a month ago, and knew we just had to give it a try. It was colorful, fresh and chock full of the staples we normally keep in the kitchen. But of course we made a few changes and additions! Like swapping a main star for one of our favorite vegetables, adding another layer of crunch, pumping up the color green, using a thicker dressing and sprinkling in additional seasonings. Who’s to say if it was any better or worse than the original, but what we did create was hands down delish. … Continue Reading »
Potato and Green Bean Salad
Vegetarian • Tags: dill, green beans, potatoes, salad
Who would’ve thought that the new foodie fad of 2009 would’ve been cheap eats? Sustainable, green, eco-friendly, yes. Finding a way to eat fabulously for less than a three course meal from McDonald’s dollar menu, maybe not. But that’s where some of us find ourselves treading the waters of gourmet on a budget. Let gourmet mean whatever it means to you. To us, it’s not so much fancy; just fresh, varied, not quite ordinary, invigorating to the taste buds. And now that we’re in this current recession/depression/money flow cessation, gourmet’s going to also be wallet friendly. Because when the government sends you an I-O-U instead of your tax refund, you’re going to wish you’d been frugal rather than frivolous. Let the coin counting commence! Continue Reading »