While most of the recipes on this blog are vegetarian or vegan, I do consider myself a part-time carnivore. It has just been some time since I’ve cooked any meat. That all changed last week when I had a hankering for some lamb. I don’t know what brought on this craving but it was strong and I spent a few days dreaming about it and then one night, my roommate asked me if I wanted to cook dinner with her and at the mention of lamb, she was on board. Read more:
Summer has arrived! Almost. There are still a few cool days that keep rearing their heads but that is quite alright with me. Those ever so slightly cool evenings make for a perfect night to have friends over for a meal and some red wine. My friend and I have spent this past week tag-teaming inventive recipes using our giant box of Lancaster Farms CSA veggies. Friday night after work, she and I and a few other friends gathered in my kitchen and “impromptued” a perfect fall-into-summer dinner.
After my first experience with roasting tomatoes, I was inspired to try stuffing them with something. Most recipes I found called for some kind of cheese or meat stuffing, but I wanted to go a slightly healthier rout. Since I love white beans, I decided I would puree some to make my filling.
I love any excuse to have all of my friends over for a big meal and Thanksgiving is just about the perfect excuse! Sunday night, we hosted a pre-Thanksgiving potluck at our place and boy did our talented friends deliver! We had everything from quinoa to red beet salad with citrus and nuts to veggie potato pancakes to bacon wrapped dates to pineapple apple pudding to fried chocolate chip cookie dough. That’s right, I said fried chocolate chip cookie dough.
Searching through the camp garden, we discovered just a few baby potatoes. Among them were some gorgeous purple potatoes. In the herb department, I wound up bringing back a plethora of rosemary and lavender. Since it was cool out the other night, I decided that roasted potatoes would be a perfect almost-fall meal and the herbs that I picked seemed like a perfect way to make these potatoes stand out.