Roast ‘em, marinate ‘em, garnish ‘em, and put ‘em in a pretty bowl.
I mean… right?
♫ Suggested listening: beets and nuts. ♫
See what I did there?
Click to listen: Beatnuts – “Watch Out Now” Continue reading
Is it a pizza, or a flatbread? It has mozzarella and basil. I think it qualifies. Plus that’s a pizza cutter, right? OK, it’s a pizza.
Yalla, let’s make some pizza.
Click to listen: Sherine – “Ana Fel Gharam” Sherine is fun and Egyptian.
I recently had a version of this salad at a restaurant in my neighborhood. My response was, naturally, to say “Pshhh, I can make that.” So here it is, minus one of the key ingredients: prosciutto.
Since my life is full of various pork-avoiders, I made this version without it.
Click to listen: Lettuce – “Sam Huff’s Flying Raging Machine”
So you may be detecting a theme. There’s a variety of cheeses, pears and nuts and making the rounds. Got a problem with that?
Right. That’s what I thought.
Anyway, I made these for my birthday party recently. Yes, I cooked for my own birthday party. Whatever, I do what I want.
Click to listen: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – “The Birthday Party”
I made these delicious animals for a New Year’s Day lunch/dinner, where we were all a bit worse for wear. One of our friends even napped through the middle of it, then got up and came back out and recommenced eating. Not a bad strategy at all.
Our resolutions? Most expressed a desire to never be hung over again (ha!), and some resolved to eat more cheese. I can get behind that.
Get on into 2015 and whatever is next for you. While listening to golden age hip hop. Obviously.
Click to listen: Leaders Of The New School – “What’s Next”
This is a super easy and visually appealing way to use the season’s gorgeous root vegetables.
I used beets (red and golden), sweet potatoes, and parsnips, with some fresh rosemary. Diced them, roasted them in the oven. Done. That’s it.
Click to listen: Beastie Boys: “Root Down”
This is the most beautiful salad I’ve ever made. I made it for the first time today for brunch.
Our menu this time around:
I don’t even want to say anything more about it. I just want you to know how to make it. Here’s some music to get you started…
Click to listen: Laura Mvula – “Green Garden”
Salted sweet things — they are everywhere. And with good reason: it’s delicious.
Why pink salt in particular? It’s what I had around. Sea salt will do nicely, too, of course.
I made these for my team at the office. You DEFINITELY want me as a coworker, in case you hadn’t heard.
Let’s get to it!
Click to listen: Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – “Express Yourself”
Alright, fine. I will now concede that summer is over and it’s time to turn our attention to sweet potatoes and the pumpkin EVERYTHING that is taking over the universe. Here are some sweet potato muffins. Great for people who are doing some sort of wheat-free diet or are allergic to everything, like myself.
Here is one with a bite taken out of it. By me.
These muffins are extremely easy to make. I make them all the time. If you can have butter, be careful, because if you put any butter on these after they come out of the oven, you will eat every single one of them. Here’s how to make em.
Click to listen: Van Morrison – “Sweet Thing”