What’s Been Cooking

I’m not a food blogger. I’m barely a blogger, mostly just a maker who records what she is doing on a blog. With that being said, I’d like to do frequent posts about what’s been happening in our kitchen with the appropriate links and thoughts on the outcome. I’ll spare you from a bunch of photos because my cooking is far superior to my ability to photograph it. I’ll leave that to the food bloggers. So here it goes!

  • The Husby cooked from our Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. We’ve had this a while and he finally decided to dive in with the turkey and zucchini burgers and roasted cauliflower salad. So yummy. The “burgers” were more like falafels with some turkey meat and served with a great yogurt sauce. The cauliflower salad needed quite a few ingredients but they worked so well together and it was really different than our usual green salad. (Links are to similar recipes on other blogs, but I suggest the book! We have the other book Plenty as well.)
  • Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Maple Glazed Bacon via HowSweet It Is – OMG. So delicious. So so good. I’m kind of on a soup kick anyway since here in SF we are entering the foggy season, but seriously so good. Hard to go wrong with maple glazed bacon, but I do think this would still be good without it for you vegetarians.
  • Kale and Quinoa Salad with Ricotta Salata via Smitten Kitchen – My new go-to salad for taking to work for lunch, I make a big batch over the weekend and eat it throughout the week. The great thing about a kale-based salad is this tough green holds up to being dressed then sitting. I recommend going heavy on the lemon zest but I’m a fan.
  • Creamy Parmesan White Bean Stew with Spicy Greens via HowSweet It Is served with 7-Up Biscuits via cook.com – Yum. I’ve made this stew before and it’s just great. I went a little heavy on the spinach and kale this time (not great) but the arugula in this is really my favorite part. Just a warning, it does need to cook for quite a while to get a good consistency even though I use canned beans. And the biscuits were tasty! I use club soda but same effect.
  • And for a sweeter treat, Milk Chocolate Goat Cheese Ice Cream via HowSweet It Is (sensing a new fav food blog in my  life?) – I couldn’t help it. And it’s so good. The goat cheese tart is a little odd but in a great way. Kind of like cheesecake, only a little more tart. Also hard to go wrong with chocolate ganache chunks.

It’s been a tasty week!

xox, Faye

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