Guacamole, chips and salsa and fajitas!
last week I made a persimmon/brie/arugula panini. it was fantastic!
here are a few of my other favorites: Smoked salmon with avocado and cucumbers (http://www.mangotomato.com/2012/08/smoked-salmon-breakfast-sandwich.html)
farmers cheese and pan roasted grapes (http://www.mangotomato.com/2012/06/pan-roasted-red-grapes-with-farmers.html)
nutella/granny smith apple/nuts: http://www.mangotomato.com/2012/02/guest-post-on-bella-nutella-nutella.html
"french onion soup" challah one sided sandwich: http://www.mangotomato.com/2011/10/how-to-turn-french-onion-soup-into.html
I so knew this was inspired by Joe Yonan :) I happen to feel pretty neutral about quinoa. I don't mind it, but I would prefer mashed potatoes instead. Still, here are a few recipes I made using quinoa:
Breakfast quinoa with nuts and fruit: http://www.mangotomato.com/2010/03/move-over-oatmeal-its-quinoas-time-to.html
Quinoa with beets: http://www.mangotomato.com/2010/09/quinoa-salad-with-beets-daikon-radish.html
well, I've had a few disaster:
challah, hamentashen, roasting my first chicken and a fugly sandwich that is beyond delicious: French onion soup turned into a sandwich.
I love buttermilk. Growing up in Russia we actually drank it straight up. But I know that seems weird to others, so here are some of the recipes I came up with that use buttermilk:
Buttermilk Pancakes with Boozy Persimmons: http://www.mangotomato.com/2012/02/buttermilk-pancakes-with-boozy.html
Roasted Pear & Buttermilk Sorbet: http://www.mangotomato.com/2011/11/roasted-pear-buttermilk-sorbet-recipe.html
Adobo Buttermilk Chicken and Onions: http://www.mangotomato.com/2010/08/adobo-buttermilk-chicken-with-onions.html
Buttermilk Panna Cota: http://www.mangotomato.com/2010/02/buttermilk-panna-cotta-with-pama-boozy.html
Cold Beet Soup with Buttermilk: http://www.mangotomato.com/2011/07/cold-beet-soup-with-potatoes-cucumbers.html
I think I've made it clear I'm a fan :)
How about Sweet potato & corn southwestern soup or my version of Mexican corn, or salad with corn, tomatoes, avocado and shallots? I have you covered for an entire meal :)
Although I was part of #JC100 group to celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday, I only managed to make one recipe, but it was a great one: Vichyssoise Recipe: Cold Leek & Potato Soup.
You guys are adorable! Thanks for ending with me :)
I clearly LOVE tomatoes ;) Here are some of my favorites:
panzanella with mozzarella and basil
tomato olive fritatta
savory bread pudding with tomatoes
How about a Spam and Egg Sandwich or Sourthwestern Hash with an Egg or Orzo with Bacon and Poached Egg or Breakfast Pizza with an Egg? And of course my favorite Shakshuka?
I clearly love eggs ;)
I made a matzo brei over the weekend, but instead of your usual eggs/cinnamon/sugar, I did something a bit different: Matzo Brei with Roasted Pepper, Olives and Parsley.
May I also add a few? Blue Duck Tavern, Tabbard Inn, Birch & Barley, and Agora (all you can eat/drink!).
None of these recipes are Irish ;) Just thought I'd let you know upfront.
1) Russian Stuffed Cabbage (aka Golubtsi)
2) Russian Crescent Rolls with Cabbage
3) Russian Cabbage Soup
4) For something other than Russian (LOL), Kimchi Soup
the latest pancake recipe I made and loved was buttermilk pancakes with boozy pesimmons and mangoes, but I also like them from a mix! I know shocking.
What I do is just add a few extra ingredients to kick them up :) If you are not into it, make these from scratch mascarpone pancakes. They are rich and decadent.
And of course don't forget chocolate chips. Here's a recipe for pancakes with peaches and chocolate.
oops, my link did not show up :( How to make chocolate covered strawberries at home.
all I have to say, is do NOT buy chocolate covered strawberries. they are so overpriced! Make them at home instead!
♥ dips! Here are some of my favorite: beet dip, feta dip with roasted peppers, yougurt dip, and last but not least roasted eggplant dip with tomatoes and Indian spices. Enjoy!
beeing Russian, I love beets in soup, salad, or even as a dip.
As far as carrots, I love them in soups: roasted with a bit of cayenne, or with Indian flavors , or with sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds.
I loved the BBQ in a little tiny Angel's BBQ during my visit to Savannah. It's definitely a casual place, but the food was outstanding.
Cookies: what's not to like? There is such a large variety of them: everyone would be satisfied!
Here are some of my favorites: Dry Tart Cherry, Nuts & Chocolate Chip, pistachio butter cookies, Milano cookies, and hamentashen.
you are in for a treat! there are so many Ethiopian places in DC. I wasn't blown away by Ethiopic. I much rather prefer some of the older and smaller places. And of course, there is always Etete, Dukem or Roha.
Love cranberries. I mostly use the dried variety, but I've made Challah French Toast stuffed with Boozy Cranberries with the cranberry sauce I made from the fresh berries.
The dried cranberries were great in the brown rice dish that also had maitake mushrooms and beets.
And for dessert, how about a gorgeous Cranberry, walnut & chocolate tart?
PS here's the recipe for mushroom barley soup I've mentioned in my earlier post.
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