5.22.2012

Because I like to eat....

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. 
Last night my hubby and I dug into a pan of 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.
What have you been cooking lately?  I am obviously feeling a bit inspired in the kitchen and would love some new ideas (obsessions) to try out!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy. I'm vegan so this morning I made seitan "gyro" meat and tziziki sauce and soy beer-brat stuffed portobello mushrooms. I can hardly wait for dinner!

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  2. Shakshouka! I saw this for the first time last summer at an Israeli restaurant in... wait for it... Guatemala.

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    1. LOL! not what I expected you to say!!!!

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  3. RachelG (ArchyKnitr on Ravlery)May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Yum! Next to knit blogs, food blogs are my favorite. I love Smitten Kitchen! I'm planning to try the Shakshouka, it looks fabulous! Also, your salad looks delicious, and after you've had so many successes with it, I will have to give it a go. Other favorite food blogs are: http://www.101cookbooks.com/ , http://www.turntablekitchen.com , http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/

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    1. Those blogs all look great! I am adding them to my google reader! Thanks!

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  4. I love any dish with eggs (especially poached ones) so will definitely try out this recipe! And what is better than chick peas and goat cheese? Yum!

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  5. Mmm that looks delicious! I have a bunch I can share with you. Are you looking for savory or sweet? Main meals? Salads? or dessert?

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    1. I'm an equal opportunity eater (and cook!) Please share some of your favs!

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  6. Check out desertcandy.blogspot.com

    Excellent recipes (she's been doing it for a while so definitely look at the index), great photos & I like that she is an amateur chef. That makes everything seem very do-able.

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