We have these free wall calendars at work and every month a recipe is showcased along with a large picture of it. After staring at this recipe/picture of this recipe for the last month I decided to make it. I love the main ingredients in this and figured this would be right up my alley and it sure was. It also took less than 10 minutes to make this from start to finish, which can’t be beat AND you don’t have to cook anything or heat up an oven so it is very heat-wave friendly as well.
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Tagged avocado, avocado cups, cannellini beans, lemon juice, low carb, red onion, red wine, red wine vinegar, tomato, tuna, tuna and white bean salad
I am so glad my taste for kale has returned, because it is such a delicious green and so healthy too! One of my favorite ways to have kale is in a cold salad, believe it or not. If I am feeling lazy, I’ll massage my torn-up kale pieces with some lemon juice, olive oil, salt/pepper and parmesan cheese. It’s quick, easy and quite tasty. Massaging the dressing into the leaves helps them wilt slightly and become much more palatable. This is a great option and all, but if I am truly inspired and have the ingredients on hand I make a fresh caesar dressing, which works perfectly with the kale and holds up to it’s bolder flavor and texture.
Posted in Appetizers, Salads, Sauces, Vegetarian
Tagged anchovies, anchovy paste, bon appetit, cesar, chicken, dressing, garlic, kale, kale caesar salad, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, recipe, salad dressing
MMM! I love hummus and am especially lovin’ me some chickpeas these days. Greg happens to simultaneously be lovin’ roasted garlic these days so instead of plain hummus or edamame hummus I made roasted garlic hummus. This recipe is very simple and a great idea for a super bowl party or any other get togther you may be planning.
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Tagged chickpeas, homemade, hummus, lemon juice, party recipes, Paste, recipe, roasted garlic, roasted garlic hummus, super bowl ideas, tahini
We recently went to the Greek Food Festival at St. Nicks Church and were inspired to go Greek as you will see reflected in a few dishes to come. This was simple, quick, and cheap! Some spices and fresh oregano, roast for about an hour, and you seem like a genius!
Posted in Chicken, Recipes
Tagged chicken, easy, lemon, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, pepper, quarters, quick, roasted, salt, simple
Thanks to my sis we now receive Bon Appetit magazine! This recipe comes from the January 2011 issue. I adapted it in a couple of ways. First, I nixed the pomegranate relish that was supposed to accompany it and secondly, I used chicken thighs instead of making kebobs with breast meat. Once it’s grilling season I would love to make this again, this time by making the kebobs. The thighs came out great though too!
Posted in Chicken, Sauces
Tagged baharat seasoning, bon appetite, chicken, chicken thighs, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, mint, nutmeg, oregano, recipe, Seared, tahini yogurt sauce, Turkish
Happy New Year! This was a special breakfast for New Years Day and the day after our one year anniversary! Good ol steak and eggs with a homemade hollandaise sauce. It takes a lot of steps but they are pretty easy and the whole thing was a bit quicker and easier than I thought.
I had some leftover great northern beans in my pantry from when I made the chicken chili. I have made hummus with edamame before, so why not make it with the white beans? I remember reading a post for white bean hummus on How Sweet It Is a while back and decided to check it out. Jessica’s addition of roasted garlic seemed brilliant so I followed her recipe. The only change I made was adding lemon juice at the end.
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Tagged appetizer idea, easy, great northern beans, homemade, how to roast garlic, hummus recipe, lemon juice, recipe, roasted garlic, roasting garlic, tahini, white bean dip, white bean hummus