At one time I declared Arepas to be my new favorite food. One would think they would then be in the regular rotation on the menu, but it has been awhile since arepas last came to mind. So, I fixed arepas for our midday meal. An overstuffed arepa results in an overstuffed stomach… … More Sweet Sapphire Grapes, Feta Cheese, Basil Leaf & Sweety Drop Peppers
I truly believe there is nothing new under the sun. Any time I thought I had come up with a unique ingredient or flavor combination I have subsequently learned that it had been done before and wasn’t new or unique at all. And that’s alright. It’s still fun to discover things that are new to … More Dates Stuffed With Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Molasses
I’m determined to not let the ricotta go out of date this time before it gets used up. So it was time to make a ricotta, cheddar and spinach dip topped with cultured salsa/pico de gallo. I added a dash of cumin powder and a dash of onion powder to the shredded cheddar, cooked spinach … More Ricotta Cheddar Spinach Dip
Cherry tomatoes and deli peppers stuffed with green hummus.
There was some leftover rice I didn’t use in the salad yesterday. I used it today to make stuffed pepper egg bites. To make the stuffing I added powdered kale to the rice and mixed in grated blue cheese. The rice and blue cheese mixture was stuffed into Peppadew style deli peppers. A small amount … More Stuffed Pepper Egg Bites
We had samosas for our midday meal. They were from Around The World Market (https://pleasantpeasantcuisine.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/around-the-world-market/). I ate one the other day so I knew they were quite spicy hot. Raita would be a perfect accompaniment to counter balance the heat. Ingredients for raita: cucumber radish sweet red pepper red onion cilantro plain nonfat Greek yogurt … More Raita / Guacamole Fusion
My intention was to stuff mushroom caps with a seasoned tofu mixture but, as usual, it wasn’t a hard and fast plan with a clear vision of the end result. I sauteed onions and garlic for a few minutes before adding a chopped mushroom and the gills scraped from the mushroom caps. Then I added finely chopped … More Stuffed Mushrooms