One of the many things I adore about traveling is experiencing new recipes and foods! The last night I was in Canada the guild took me to Hometown Eatery... I had been advised by some knitters to try their warm chick pea salad, and OH.MY.GOODNESS, I ate the whole thing!
Fast forward a week later, I still couldn't get that salad off my mind, so I did a quick google search, and look what I found! THE RECIPE! My dear friend Maya and I had a playdate last weekend and we whipped it up together, and you know what? I ate it all up again! SO.GOOD! We did a few mods, like using local goat cheese in place of the feta, omitting the olives, and using chives from the garden.
Shakshouka.... I've been hearing about this legendary egg dish, but I never had the fortune to run across it on a menu (or go to Isreal), so I decided it was time to whip it up! One of my favorite cooking blogs, Smitten Kitchen had a recipe that I followed *almost* verbatim... I did use some smoky paprika and roasted tomatoes instead of regular, and again, local goat cheese instead of feta.