These are very gooey, thick and rich treats with a dark chocolate layer on the top to put you over the edge! When I made this, the flavor and texture was spot-on but the bars were a little thin. I doubled all of the ingredients (not including the choco layer) here for a thicker bar. Choose whichever way works best for you.
I never would have thought of making a dip out of potatoes, but this Greek spread is delicious and VERY garlicky. I use skordalia as a substitute for hummus. It can be served with almost anything but most traditionally beer battered fish, eggplant or zucchini. My favorite is to use it in a pita sandwich with veggies and meat or falafel (spl?). It is also perfect to bring to a potluck with bread to dip.
These aren't really cakes - rather small, cake-like cookies. My cousin makes these constantly (much to the delight of the rest of the family)! These are so so so addictive! And for looking so delicate they are surprisingly easy.
This is like Mexican street corn on the cob but easier to eat and whip up and it serves as a great side for any Mexican entree or with potatoes and eggs for breakfast.Trader Joe's sells delicious pre-roasted corn in their frozen aisle
This is a really really interesting recipe which uses a unique blend of spices. Really, I've never seen anything like it. I initally thought it looked a little "hippy dippy" but gave it a try because I was so intrigued. Glad I did - super delicious and a totally new flavor!
Hahah my friend gave me this recipe and in lack of any other name, she put this as the email subject line. Works for me :) Just a fair warning: make sure you like goat cheese before making this recipe as it is definitely the predominate taste.
A different way of preparing ravioli - they aren;t baked or boiled but browned in butter, simmered in broth and cream and finished in a broiler with pesto, goat cheese and tomatoes. From Cook's Country April/May 2010.
Make sure to use homeade or store-bought refrigerated pesto. The shelf-stable pesto won't taste as good.
An authentic Chinese dish, that happens to be one of my very favorites. I searched a long time for one that tasted restaurant quality and was easy to make! You can subsitute long beans cut into 3 inch segments for the green beans to make it even more authentic.
From Trial and Error. She says: i ate this salad six times in two weeks. six. it is that good. and it wasn't just me that loved it, jason said it's one of the best salads he's ever had. in my opinion, the goat cheese makes it. we had ours with fresh honey crisp apples we picked ourselves, but any firm, sweet apple will do. -
I have to agree with her about the awesomeness of this salad. You can easily leave out the chicken to make it a side salad for a meal. I also have successfully made this with pears.
Pasta with an Asian twist. I know it sounds weird to use Italian pasta with an Asian sauce, but trust me it totally works. This is a great base to add all sorts of veggies and proteins too. I usually do it with snow peas, broccoli and tofu but feel free to experiment. If you are adding a lot you might want to increase the sauce a bit though.
From Smittenkitchen.com, originally adapted from David Schuttenberg. This is just a basic vegetarian filling for tacos and I strongly encourage you to add on all of your favorite toppings (hot sauce, avocado, crema, salsa, etc)
This recipe is something I came up with to go with a box of Golden Curry Sauce mix I spontaneously purchased (what a find!). I made it with just veggies but I think adding some protein (chicken, beef, tofu, etc) would be great too. The flavors are so savory with a hint of spice (cinnamon?). You can find Golden Curry at most grocery stores in the Asian section - I found mine at an average Ralphs.