White Beans

We’re currently experiencing lots of frozen rain and ice in VA so a big bowl of salty beans is super comforting right now. I had a bag of Great Northern beans in my pantry and wanted to try a recipe from a new cookbook my sister sent me. The beans were cooked with salt pork…

Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

I’ve made this vinaigrette before. It’s oily, acidic and the shallots almost taste like pickled onions. It’s so good. I used the vinaigrette and made myself a dinner salad with Spring Mix, goat cheese, avocado, pepperoni and dried cranberries. So yummy

White Wine Vinegar, Great Northern Beans, Frozen Corn and Miso Paste

Not gonna lie, but I’m kind of excited about this week. This week screams Southern Food with a twist. This is such a fun way to clean out random ingredients. It’s another week of not buying too much extra food. Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette White Beans Corn Pudding Citrus- Miso Roasted Whole Fish

Creamy Peanut Slaw

I am a fan of the sauce. This slaw satisfies need of salty and spicy Asian-inspired sauces. Two things would make this salad better: cilantro and crushed peanuts. I would totally do that with this recipe next time. Although, I’m tempted to take the sauce and just heat it up with ramen or glass noodles….

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

I love to make pizza with my boyfriend. There was a couple of weeks where that’s what all we ate every weekend. Hands down Wegmans carries the best Pizza sauce. Not that terrible canned sauce, but in their pizza section; their sauce is flavorful and well-balanced. So instead of using some of their pre-made dough,…

Mack and Cheese

Sorry Snoop, hate to say this, but my mom’s is better. My family used to run a small restaurant and we had a pretty decent mac and cheese. Snoop Dogg’s sauce is tasty, although it calls for too much nutmeg. I’m a fan of using nutmeg to accent savory dishes, but not mac and cheese….

Dates, Macaroni, Whole Wheat Flour and Peanut Butter

Switching things up this month. I have lots of odds and ends of ingredients so I’m cleaning things out. I’m choosing some ingredients and cooking recipes from different cookbooks for the week. Here’s the menu for the week Date and Nut Loaf (Not even going to write a post about this recipe, sigh) Mack &…

Israel. Week Four

Even though I was on vacation last week, week three was a bit of a bust. I’m going to finish up Israeli month with lots of cooking the next couple of days (I’m currently making Open Kibbeh as I type this.) I’m wrapping up with cooking from a children’s cookbook I checked out from my…

Israel. Week Three

I’m on vacation this week. I’m aiming to start with these four recipes, but I may decide to cook more. Wheat Berries and Swiss Chard with Pomegranate Molasses Hot Yogurt and Barley Soup Open Kibbeh Poached Chicken with Sweet Spiced Freekeh

Sweet Filo Cigars

These are pretty much rolled baklava. I left off the crumbled pistachios on the top. I’m terrible at making small formed/ rolled foods. I feel like the best experience is if you’re in a kitchen with your grandparent making hundreds of cigars or dumplings, for example. These were tasty though. I used a wildflower honey…