Sweet Sapphire Grapes, Feta Cheese, Basil Leaf & Sweety Drop Peppers

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

Dates Stuffed With Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Molasses

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

Raita / Guacamole Fusion

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

Stuffed Mushrooms

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