I’m kicking off my first $5 challenge meal with a dish that’s perfect for both breakfast and dinner. It also shares a name with my favorite season that is just upon us– red flannel season, or as most people like to call it, autumn. I was first introduced to the red flannel hash at a favorite local brunch spot and since first ordering it, I have had a difficult time ever ordering anything else. It just hits that sweet and savory spot so well. I’ve been wanting to recreate this myself for quite some time so when I was craving beets at the end of my work day, this immediately popped into my mind. I knew it would be a cheap dinner, but I did not realize that I could make this for well under $5. Here’s the cost breakdown: Read more:
Growing up, my mom was a big fan of black licorice and bought it on occasion as a special treat. I still remember the first time she gave me some to try and how repulsed I was by the flavor. I can picture everything about the moment — the mini mart we were in, leaning in to smell the long black candy before I took a bite, eying the perfectly tasty red licorice right next to it wondering why my mom enjoyed this terrible smelling food so much. So, it’s no wonder that my mom never prepared or served me the healthy vegetable with a similar aroma and taste. Thankfully, over the years my palette expanded and one day I decided to give the licorice like fennel a try. Read more:
This one goes out to all of the breakfast for dinner fans out there (and to a few very special ones in particular). My sweet tooth came back the other night so I attempted to nip it in the bud by making some pancakes. I’ve also had beets on the mind lately, so I thought I would go ahead and try to combine the two and sure enough what you see pictured above turned out to be a tasty hit-the-spot dinner.
This post is going up in honor of the lovely print of the above photo that I just received from my friend, Corey. A few months ago after a cold, rainy Light The Night walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, I stopped off at Corey’s place to warm up and to my delight, to have some unusual and delicious snacks. Corey had recently become addicted to juicing so I was excited when our conversation was suddenly drowned out by the sound of his beloved juice machine.
I made up my own recipe and it actually tasted good! I had a random craving for beets and ginger this morning and while I was riding the subway I started brainstorming what I could do with these two things.