I made this quite a while ago, so I don’t remember much about it. I do remember liking it! It’s basically quinoa and caramelized fennel with a tasty dressing. You also chop up fresh lime flesh and put it directly in the salad. Amazing!
I’ve been on quite the Middle Eastern cooking spree lately. I love the flavours of that region, especially in the dead of winter! This was a simple salad to make but delivered on taste. There are lentils and roasted beets with a lovely dressing. Looking forward to cooking out of this book more!
And it was lurking in my cookbooks. I’ve been experimenting with pizza recipes for a few years now. Mostly complicated recipes with 00 flour and long rising times in the fridge. Pizza was good, but not amazing. The dough wasn’t soft; it was often too dense. Likely because I can’t cook it at 900 degrees… Continue reading The pizza dough of my dreams…
I bought a new Indian cookbook. The author lives in Britain and the book is her family recipes. So far I’ve made Mum’s chicken curry, Daily Dal, Aubergine and tomato curry, roasted cauliflower and…the real show stopper – the naan! While the rest of the dishes were tasty, the naan was amazing. I followed her… Continue reading Made in India!
I hate brown rice. Am I allowed to say that in this era of demonizing everything white? But I had a bunch of leftover rice (wild and brown combined) that I had to figure out what to do with. To be fair, I didn’t exactly cook it properly so it was gummy. That certainly didn’t… Continue reading The Kitchn: Baked brown rice, lentils and cauliflower with cucumber yogurt sauce
It’s orthodox Christmas today, so I figured this would be an excellent day to try out a couple recipes from Mamushka, the Ukrainian cookbook I recently got. I’ve mentioned before that I have Ukrainian heritage, but we didn’t grow up culturally Ukrainian. My grandfather never seemed to want to pass down the traditions. I’m not… Continue reading Mamushka: Borshch (beet broth) and Pampushky (garlic bread)
I forgot to post about this when I made it. A very simple, but lovely, frittata from Gordon Ramsay – with bacon, pea, green onion and goat cheese. It burnt a bit on the bottom, but it was still very tasty.