There’s a first time for everything and this week was both my first bike accident and my first time making lentils. My weekend started off great with friends and family in town– birthday celebrations, brunches, dinners, a whole lot of cake and a whole lot of love. On Sunday, we decided to make the most of my guests’ last day in town and also take advantage of the fleeting 80 degree weather. So, my friends rented some bikes and we set out for the tour de Brooklyn (not to be confused with the Tour de Taco- an actual annual and awesome event). Things started out great and it was shaping up to be a beautiful afternoon. Then it happened– my tire and the sidewalk got into a little quarrel that resulted in my face meeting the ground. Read more:
I’ve come across avocado pasta in my internet food scouring several times over the past few years and I’ve always been tempted to make it, but I’ve also always been a bit weary of the idea. Something about the thought of a warm avocado sauce left an uneasy feeling in my stomach, although as a lover of baked avocados and of guacamole, I’m not so sure why. Read more:
I actually first made these for Cinco de Mayo two weeks ago. The ladies I was feeding, however, devoured the entire dish before I had the chance to take a photo. So, on this rainy Sunday, with a hankering for Mexican food that I just can’t seem to kick, I made them again. My roommate, to say the least, was quite happy to test them out for a second time.
On Sunday, my roommate and I hosted an Oscar party at our apartment which excited me not only because it was an opportunity to get dressed up, but because it was a great excuse for me to try out some new recipes for my friends. I’m a sucker for some good guacamole, and a fiend for Greek yogurt in any recipe, so when it came time to make some party dips, I decided I would try a little something different and combine the two.
Happy birthday to my friend Katie in Montreal who sent me her recipe for this delicious veggie chili that I made last night! I’ve really been craving chili recently but I had never made it before. I’ve come across many recipes but they all generally sound too heavy. Then, as I was talking to Katie a few days ago about Sprout & Pea, she told me she makes a pretty mean chili these days.
My roommate was nice enough to meet me after work to run some errands this week. Not so surprisingly, after a cold walk home, we were both craving warm Mexican food. Instead of shelling out money at our favorite local spot, I decided to make a big steaming bowl of improvisational layer dip. We had some Cannellini beans and extra sharp cheddar cheese at home, so we just picked up some ingredients to make some guacamole and I tossed it all into a Pyrex layer by layer and baked it in the oven.