Easy Hummus Recipe!

I decided to add a simple hummus tutorial to round out my week of middle eastern food posts. Hummus is delicious on a pita, but its also lovely as a dip! Try dipping baby carrots in it. Go on. I’ll wait. SEE? Wasn’t that amazing?! Veggies, crackers, chips… They all taste yummy with hummus. Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, with half of … Continue reading Easy Hummus Recipe!

Call Me a Doctor! I FALAFEL!!!

Seriously. That was sad. I’m sorry. There really is a lack of good falafel jokes out there… I’ve been a fan of falafel for years now, ever since I came to Austin for school. ¬†Over the years I’ve developed a habit of only eating it when I’m downtown late at night. We used to frequent Kebabalicious, an amazingly delicious food truck located on 7th Street … Continue reading Call Me a Doctor! I FALAFEL!!!

“PEETAH” Chips

I know its PITA chips… I just like to pronounce it with a Rhode Island accent… Like Lois Griffin when she says Peter. “Pee-tah!” Oh ya, by the way, if you actually watched the clip then you’ll have Surfin’ Bird stuck in your head til the end of time… YOU’RE WELCOME. This post is a two-parter. I’m going to take you through the process of … Continue reading “PEETAH” Chips

More Tingly Than Hot Roasted Tomato Salsa

This last weekend was one of both triumph and defeat. Utter, disgusting, smoky defeat. It was salsa weekend at the Solomon household and we decided to try something different. My mom had purchased about 8 tomatillos to make salsa verde. We thought it would be interesting to try putting them, along with some peppers, in my dad’s smoker. 45 minutes later we had what I … Continue reading More Tingly Than Hot Roasted Tomato Salsa

Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

*This is a recipe I got from the Natural Epicurean website. I’ve never used quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) before so I was excited to give this a try! It’s chock-full of good stuff, especially protein! In Austin right now it’s about a hundred million degrees outside… Okay its 108 but it might as well be a hundred million. A chilled salad sounded perfect to me. If … Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Honey Oat Granola and Fruit Parfaits

Let’s talk about parfaits, shall we? Fruit, yogurt, and granola. The perfect breakfast. I love the combinations of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy. Its delicious, easy and healthy. A real win-win… win. To start you’ll need some good granola. For parfaits I prefer a simple honey-oat granola, which I’ve supplied the recipe for at the end of this post. Feel free to adjust it … Continue reading Honey Oat Granola and Fruit Parfaits