Posts Tagged ‘Dips’
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
We all know not to go grocery shopping hungry. Why do I try to defy the laws of nature and not heed this rule?
A while ago I was shopping on an empty stomach, foolishly thinking I was immune to impulse buys. I was zipping around the store, only grabbing items on my list. I guess I got a little too cocky. (more…)
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
I’ve been finding myself making fusion-type dishes more frequently lately. To name a few, Indian-spiced burgers with tamarind chutney and fresh mint, rolled up in hot naan instead of being sandwiched between a bun…Greek-flavored enchiladas, with garlicky marinated chicken, feta, tomato sauce, and beautiful briny Kalamata olives…boeuf Bourguignon served pot pie-style, enrobed in a melt-in-your-mouth tender, flaky pastry crust.
Up until recently, I never saw the allure of fusion foods. I thought in order for something to be worth eating, it had to be authentic. Oh, how wrong I was. Sometimes the best food marriages are from places that are worlds apart. Why not take the best of both worlds and combine them in one mind-blowing dish? (more…)
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
In 10th grade at my high school, health education class was mandatory for all students.
In my class, there was a kid named Tim. Tim was a nice enough kid; the sporty type and on the hockey team, but not necessarily overly health-conscious. Every morning the teacher would ask Tim what he had for breakfast. Some days it was cereal with milk, some days it was eggs with toast. (I don’t remember beyond that because honestly, the only one who seemed to be completely enthralled with finding out what Tim ate every morning was the teacher.) (more…)
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
If you’re looking for a unique dip to take to your next party, I have you covered. (Or if you’re looking for an easy/delicious summer meal, this dip would be a perfect for that too, along with some crusty bread, good olives, a green salad, and Italian cheese.)
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
My sister makes a pretty mean batch of stuffed shells. A blend of herbs, spices, and three cheeses make the cheese stuffing not only incredibly cheesy (in the best kind of way), but also more flavorful than most that I’ve had. One Sunday afternoon not too long ago, we were at my parents’ house and she was whipping up a batch for a family dinner. It happened to be getting close to dinnertime (yet dinner was not close to being ready!) and I was in serious need of a snack. (more…)
Monday, November 28th, 2011
If you’ve ever been invited to my house for a meal, or if I’ve ever been invited to your house and brought a dish to pass, you probably already know that I love surprise ingredients…I get really excited and even a little giddy. My mantra usually goes something like this: I made _____ (fill in the blank with any normal sounding dish), but there’s a secret ingredient – guess what it is!
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
A while ago found myself gifted with five pounds of carrots. I wanted to make something unique and special with the carrots, and as I hemmed and hawed on what to make, they weren’t getting any fresher. Meaning, I had to think of a way to use a significant amount of carrots and I had to do it fast. I had a party coming up and I knew just what to do. I came up with this recipe, doubled it, and brought it to the party. This dip was the first thing to go and I ended up wishing I had made more! (more…)
Friday, January 14th, 2011
You might remember me mentioning my love of everything bagels a while ago; what I didn’t tell you is that my favorite way to enjoy them is spread with veggie cream cheese. Such a perfect pair, those two; which is why when I recently made everything crackers (recipe coming soon!), the natural thing for me to make with them was this dip. (more…)