Creamy Tapenade Dip

You may notice that my last recipe also has “creamy” in the title. This is because I got a new food processor after mine being broken for over a year, and I’ve been getting a little bit over enthusiastic with it. Tapenade is really best chopped with a knife instead of a food processor, but…

Truffle Polenta

Polenta is a somewhat obscure Italian dish. Not in my house. I was raised on the stuff. I believe that I’m about 3% polenta. Not the kind you see here, but the kind that comes in logs in Trader Joe’s. I love it with pesto. But I’m writing a recipe here, not a commercial for…

Guacamole

If, like everyone else in this deep fried-calorie rich greaseball we call America, your New Year’s resolution was to start eating healthier, but you also don’t want to forsake everything good in life, make some guacamole. Avocados are full of fat, yes, but the good kind. Like people say all press is good press, all…

Lemony Roasted Vegetables

Holiday food is really heavy. It’s all cookies, bread, roast beef- you know, the good things in life. The holidays are also really time consuming. Between family, shopping, and decorating (also the good things in life), you don’t have much to yourself. So, logically, you need to make these lemon roasted vegetables. They’re healthy, easy,…

Finnish Mustard

We now have further evidence Finland is the most hardcore country in the world. So, us weak Americans make Christmas cookies for the holidays. The Finns make mustard. Can we throw in the towel and admit they’re cooler? I mean, let’s look at it. They have reindeer- which are just festive meese. The plural of…

Coconut Chutney- Fiji

  Chutney will always make me think of Legally Blonde I HATE coconuts This is really good!   Summer is almost over. I couldn’t be more excited for fall- everything pumpkin flavored, dark lipstick, leaves falling, cool weather, drinking tea in front of a fire, apple picking, scarves- I like fall, okay? My mother has…

Kefir Salmon With Spinach Salad

So, on Friday, my mom and I ordered pizza. Then Chinese takeout. Then some BBQ chips. By Monday, neither of us could move. We needed something healthy! So we went to Costco, and got a big, beautiful filet of salmon, and a nice big bag of spinach. I had a bottle of kefir in the…

Tabbouleh

This is the last day of Salad Week! It was a good week, but I’m sick of salads. Did I say that out loud? Oops. Anyways, Tabbouleh is a great salad/side dish, and tzatziki’s best friend (I’ll put the recipe up here someday).   INGREDIENTS 2.5 oz parsley 1 ½ cups freekeh (not shown) .5…

Trinxat- Andorra

Andorran food is so delightfully weird. And underestimated! Lots of people assume it’s just a rip off on Spanish food. Let me tell you right now- that’s poppycock When I was reading about it once, I came across the phrase “sea brine”, which sums it up- at the most basic level, Andorran food is mountainous…