Alternate Title: Shit I Made and Forgot to Blog About
I hardly blog about the food that I make. It seems like I do, but I make so many different dishes that I often forget to blog about them or they get put on the back burner so I can talk about my workout or the cookies that I recently baked.
Here are a few gems that I recovered when purging my SD card of old photos.
Boxty with Caramelized Onions
This recipe is courtesy of my favourite blog, Global Table Adventure. I find myself bookmarking practically one recipe for every country from which Sasha cooks. This recipe hails from Ireland- it’s basically a potato crepe that can be filled with anything you want. That’s what I can versatility.
Mise En Place
“Everything in place”. Because I have kickboxing twice a week right at dinner time (6-7pm) getting dinner ready at a decent hour is tough. I use the time I have before class to wash, cut, and measure everything I need for my dish so that it’s all ready to go when I get home. It means making dinner is very fast!
This is the Mise en Place for the delicious White Beans and Cabbage recipe.
Most Delicious Burrito Ever
. . . if only because I made everything from scratch.
Cilantro Lime Rice – from scratch
Refried beans – from scratch
Pico de Gallo – from scratch
Tortillas – from scratch (!)
Yes, I made my own tortillas. I’ll except my ‘housewife of the year’ award right now, thank you.
(note Matt mowing down his burrito in the background!)
Bigos with Polenta
Technically I didn’t make this at all. The bigos is a sauerkraut and kielbasa stew that my Polish friend’s mom made for me because I raved about how amazing it was the first time I tried it. The polenta was leftovers from the World’s Largest Batch of Polenta.
It’s a little bit of East meets West here. (Eastern Europe meets Western Europe that is)
The New York Times Plum Torte
I read somewhere that the Plum Torte is the Most Requested Recipe from the New York Times. I thought, Plum torte? Really?
It’s the sort of recipe that I would glaze over and never give a second thought to, but when I heard that so many people love it/make it/request it I felt I had to try it. Plus it sounded like the easiest dessert ever to make.
It was worth it. Seriously.
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