Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

Confessions.  I thought I would get ahead of the game during the holidays (yes, I’m talking last December).  I watch Mamma Mia! and recorded all of the food only to realize the May’s Food ‘n Flix was the sequel.  Oops!

Well, here we go again.   (And, at least I knew the back story!)  🙂

Wendy from . . . → Read More: Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

We were recently invited to a quail roast at a friend’s house.

Since we were “bagging” our first batch of pinot grigio that morning, The Hubs went all out and lasered a peronalized box o’ wine, just for our hosts and the occasion.

It turned out fantastic (both the lasering and the wine).

Their gatherings, whether . . . → Read More: Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

As we continue our 2017 Challenge, I am mixing a few salads into our rice bowl diet.

All of these steps can be done ahead of time.   This salad is best served when the ingredients are at room temperature but leftovers are just as good cold the next day.

Look at these colors.

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Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

I knew from the get-go that my Salad-a-Day theme for the Summer of 2016 would not be a daily occurrence but I really thought I would do better. Finally, I am posting another salad today. . . . → Read More: Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

For my very first Secret Recipe Club assignment back in July 2011, I tried to roast chickpeas.   I love chickpeas and I love wasabi peas so I had high hopes.   They came out soggy and chewy, not crunchy and delicious.   (Needless to say I moved on to another recipe.)

Recently I was . . . → Read More: White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

Esau’s Pottage

Where else can you read about Steampunks, a Bible tale, and a delicious lentil soup? Here by golly. Intriqued? Keep reading for an explanation. . . . → Read More: Esau’s Pottage

Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

I have tons of frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer.   You see, I love buying pumpkins for holiday decorations.   I get my money’s worth because I buy for Halloween, leave the pumpkins on the front steps for Thanksgiving, and then they finally meet their demise in a hot oven as they roast.   . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives

We still have a plethora of carrots—I am talking three full plastic shopping bags full. I have made two carrot cakes, two batches of muffins, hummus and carrot wraps, and numerous carrot salads. But, I am always on the hunt for a better carrot recipe. . . . → Read More: Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives