Posts Tagged‘Vegetarian’

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

If you’re in the United States then you would have to be living under a rock to not know Thanksgiving is next week. If you’re not aware of this food heavy holiday then  you’re missing out.  Through the following week most of my posts will be revolving around Thanksgiving food and the holiday itself. There is a bit of a sordid history surrounding this event, but because of the intention of the holiday, to give thanks for what we have and share a meal with family and friends, we continue to celebrate. Personally, I also like the holiday because there’s…

Grilled Sandwich

Grilled Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste, Pears and Walnut Butter

Does this bread not scream fall? When I stopped by the bakery and saw trays of this beautiful bread fresh out of the oven I knew I had to scoop up a loaf and make something really delicious. It doesn’t take too much convincing for me to try new breads, in fact there was a loaf of spinach feta bread that I had to restrain myself from bringing home. One of the recipes I’ve been most looking forward to creating from Emeril’s “Kicked Up Sandwiches” is the one I chose to make with this bread. The recipe calls for quince…

Garden Burger with Cranberry Chutney

Garden Burger with Cranberry Chutney

I’ve got some really big news to share! If you’re following on Twitter or Facebook you may already know however, recently I was selected by William Morrow Cookbooks to participate in their “Serious Sandwich Cookalong” to celebrate the release of Emeril Lagasse’s latest cookbook, Kicked-Up Sandwiches. Over the next three weeks I’ll be making several of the recipes from this book.  You can follow my journey here and find out about my co-bloggers by visiting William and Morrow’s Cookbook blog, The Secret Ingredient.  It was hard for me to pick the sandwiches that I wanted to make but I tried to…

Bombay Potatoes and Yogurt Chicken

  In the small town I live in there is one Indian restaurant and it’s on the verge of going out of business. It’s not the best, and certainly not the most authentic but they have a decent lunch buffet that includes as much naan as you can eat and I can’t pass that up. I’ve learned that it’s really not that hard to make most Indian foods at home and for the most part they are healthy. With the threat looming of losing the one and only Indian restaurant within 100 miles (yes really), it has become apparent that…

Vegetarian Meatballs and Trapanese Sauce

Vegetarian Meatballs and Trapanese Sauce

It has been awhile since I have posted a Meatless Monday recipe but we haven’t fallen back into the meat wagon. With MarocBaba’s celiac diagnosis we have been eating even less meat, actually we’ve been eating better all around.  It’s a great thing when no one asks what is in a dish (specifically if there is meat or not) and they just eat to enjoy.  I have been having a lot of fun creating new vegetarian, vegan and even raw meals.  It always seemed much more difficult but I’ve found it has opened up so many new creative doors in…

Moroccan Ma'akouda Patties

Ma’akouda – The Moroccan “French Fry”

  It was after a long morning on the beach of Essaouira that we stumbled into the medina to find something for lunch.  Well equipped with a list of requests from the rest of the family we found a “snak” stand to place a very large order.  It was during this last visit to Morocco that I danced with the idea of vegetarianism having had my fill and then some of meat and chicken.  When we went out to eat I was constantly opting for an option without meat.  So as we stood placing order after order I glanced into…

Paula Wolfert’s Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

We have been having  unseasonably warm weather, that is until this week when temperatures have dipped to single digits.  Whenever I start to feel a slight winter chill it’s time to dig out my heavy blankets and soup recipes.  It has only been in the last year that I have been able to get MarocBaba and the boys to enjoy soup. You must understand how difficult that was for me, a soup lover.  For years I went without, choosing to sacrifice my soup-love.  Mostly that was because I would never eat a full pot myself but also I didn’t want…

A Vegetarian Eid al Adha with Saffron Road Food

Eid al Adha is right around the corner (Sunday) and is perhaps most well known as the “sheep holiday”.  Muslim families purchase a live ram and on the morning of Eid sacrifice the animal.  This is done as a remembrance of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command.  At the last minute God replaced Ismail with a ram.  After the sacrifice families separate the ram into three parts; one for themselves, one to share with friends or family and one to donate to the poor. Many women pride themselves on creating a wonderful meal on Eid, making many…