Thursday, March 18, 2010


I have to make these. Just. Go. Look. At. Them.

Now, if only I was fond enough of my co-workers to bring them Kahlua infused brownies. Then I would have someone to share with, and could justify making them.

Well, maybe if I clear some room in the freezer...


Yes, I will eat the last of the frozen veggies necessary to sustain us through winter. Then there will be room for brownies. :-)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Binnur's Turkish Cookbook

Hi all, I found this blog I really enjoy: Binnur's Turkish Cookbook

So far I have made 4 recipes from this site: Potato soup, Rustic Red Lentil soup, Pilaf with Eggplant, and Asparagus and Mushrooms in Olive Oil.

I liked them all, but I have to say my favorite was the pilaf. Definitely check that one out! I will be making it again for sure, so you can expect a pic in the future, although Binnur has one on her site. I also was a big fan of the potato soup, I found it very subtle but delicious. My BF didn't like it at all, saying it didn't taste like anything! I guess his palate has gotten a little used to my heavy hand with spices.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Green Salad

Maybe it's because I'm sick of "winter" foods, but recently, what you see here has made up 50-100% of our dinners for the past two weeks. Those winter dishes--often meaty, always filling and warm--are comforting and welcome at the first hint of cold air. However, when spring rolls around I start dreaming of crisp veggies, a bountiful variety of produce, grilled food, and yogurt and fresh cheeses like feta and mozzarella.

The particular green salad shown here consists of a bed of mixed greens and arugula, topped with sliced red onion, julienned carrot, tomatoes, cucumber slices, avocado chunks and of course, salt and fresh-ground pepper. I use a simple balsamic vinaigrette, just balsamic vinegar whisked with a little bit of olive oil.

I love that such salads are fast, flavorful and healthy--you easily get 2-3 vegetable servings at one sitting!