a while back, we had two of our best friends and their beautiful mothers over for a little happy hour. i like to take advantage of every opportunity to cook yummy food, so i pulled out my tapas book from an incredible restaurant in santa fe, new mexico, titled “EL FAROL”. http://www.amazon.com/El-Farol-James-Campbell-Caruso/dp/1586851012 this is my most beloved, cherished cookbook. it is one of my only … Continue reading spanish tapas happy hour!!!
yum yum yummmm. this recipe is called higos rellenos in spanish ~ such a beautiful language with such beautiful culinary delights. and there’s a caramel sauce too. WOAH. heaven. directions use fresh or dried figs (i prefer dried) ~ cut figs in half and press a little blue cheese into each half. press a pecan half on top of the cheese. wrap each fig with a thin slice … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: blue cheese stuffed figs w/caramel sauce.
say that three times fast! purple peruvian potatoes purple peruv… this isn’t the prettiest picture ever, but it’s the most lovely potato salad ~ so light and tangy. yay for potatoes! ingredients 2 pounds purple or blue potatoes, quartered with the skins on, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1/2 red onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: purple peruvian potatoes
you know when you get creative and you put unique flavors together and it just works? this is one of those stories. i found this gorgeous goat cheese dressing recipe in my “el farol” cookbook from santa fe, and decided to make it a dipping sauce for roasted asparagus, but with a kick. isn’t that delectable? it really was. i mean ~ who needs bread?!!! here’s … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: roasted asparagus w/goat cheese dressing.
i’m pretty sure my husband fell in love with me the night i made him tapas from my “el farol” cookbook, which continues to be a staple in my kitchen. years later, i get the book out and try new recipes, only to be even more amazed each time. we both decided this simple salad should be a permanent item in our fridge, so the … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: mozzarella grape salad.
this morning, as i was listening to bach and different variations on themes, with my stomach growling louder than the musicians’ instruments, it became clear to me that i was going to have to get home and eat ~ fast. or else. i had tuna, a roasted red pepper hummus dip left in the fridge, and some kale. this hummus sustained us throughout the week … Continue reading variations on a dip theme.
so, i like to think i “eat like a bird”, and i still maintain that i do. i eat a lot of nuts, seeds, greens, tomatoes, fish, and nibbly little things, like dates and olives. my diet mostly consists of whole foods and an occasional square of dark chocolate. i don’t eat sugar, i don’t drink soda, i don’t eat processed food, and i try … Continue reading admission…
this is a soup from the book “FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT” by mireille guiliano. here’s her website ~ http://frenchwomendontgetfat.com/ although the title might be a little off-putting, the book really isn’t. there are a lot of great tips and recipes ~ even a scarf-tying section! she has a weekend detox plan, where you eat leek broth 1/2 cup at a time, then a light piece … Continue reading detox soup.
today is an important day. it’s the first day after a very unhealthy weekend. it’s crucial to start the turn-around, no matter how terrible it feels. and i’ve already failed with the gym because my car won’t start. i could walk to the gym but it’s 5 degrees. no thanks! i’ll be making a little hot yoga happen right here in my house in a … Continue reading detox.