Thursday, April 16, 2015

Smoky Little Devils

I'm still working my way through the many files on my camera. See what I found today. These Smoky Little Devils can be found on the FOK - Recipes app, which I HIGHLY recommend! FOK stands for "Forks Over Knives," which I pray and hope you have all heard of. Excellent movie and excellent resources. Be forewarned -- viewing this movie might just change your life .... for the BETTER, I must say.

I served these at a church potluck last December and they weren't well received....not because they're not delicious, but because the crowd was very 'meat-centric' and couldn't get enough chicken and ham and cheese and whatever else was filling them up. So, I just ate them all myself, with no prob! Literally, walk past and pop one in my mouth...put three more on my plate....walk past again and pop another in my mouth.... and on and on and on....

The filling is a green onion hummus and it has just a bit too much turmeric for my taste. I'll cut back next time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Cleaning

I have been going through old files on my camera - a sort of spring cleaning, if you will. So many great meals were hidden away there, like this one! I have no idea what cookbook I used, or if I made this recipe up, but I do remember I made it on a weeknight. I recall feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of using phyllo on a work night. What was I thinking? (The truth is that phyllo is pretty easy to work with and completely forgiving.)

I think this recipe might come from Dreena Burton.....looks like it has white beans, red peppers, and spinach. Something in there made it creamy. 

See how many tears and rips and shreds the phyllo has? No prob! Just glue it together with olive oil and bake. Who cares what it looks like when it tastes good on a week night? 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mushroom and Cannellini Paprikas - Isa Chandra Moskowtiz

Look what I found on my camera, buried underneath all the photos of various this and that. A photo of a beautiful meal I made last summer (notice the summer dishes and the deck table.) I remember that we loved this dinner - as you know, we devour mushrooms like there's no tomorrow. I can highly recommend anything from Isa Chandra Moskowitz - her recipes are easy to make and very tasty. She did not disappoint on her variation of paprika. The original recipe can be found in "Appetite for Reduction" and I probably made a few changes --- like eliminating the smoked paprika for regular paprika.

I can't tell if I served the goodness over mashed potatoes or caulipots.... either way would be good. And I bet that's fresh parsley from my little deck garden. You can find the recipe all over the internet, or do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this excellent cookbook.