Posts Tagged‘Vegetarian’

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…

Spicy Organic Pumpkin Seeds

My kids LOVE pumpkin seeds.  Actually they love any kind of seeds or nuts, sunflower seeds, soybeans, almonds, peanuts, squash seeds, you name it and roast it -they eat it.  We had two organic pumpkins to carve for fall/Halloween and while I had dreams of roasting and eating the pumpkins the kids had other plans.  I had gotten everything ready for gutting and carving including a garbage bag.  This was met with cries of disgust.  “Why are you throwing those away?  You need to cook them for us!!”  Out came the large mixing bowl to save all the seeds.  …