We really like our snacks in this household. A chip, a dip or something slathered on toast can quickly turn into a meal for us! My honey loves his chips and salsa, while I’m more of a tapenade/bruschetta babe. But, when his nose leads him to the kitchen with a smile on his face, I know he’ll enjoy whatever is being conjured.
Here’s the first example of a dish that trumped his eggplant prejudice!
Slowly baked with stock and red wine, the eggplant, figs, shallots and rosemary, this sweet/savory chutney made a delicious topping for the 10-grain bread I’d baked that day. I still have some eggplant left, and will incorporate it with the leftovers from the last haul for a reprise of my party dish that created two new eggplant fans!
My boyfriend doesn’t get much in the line of red meat living with me, so when I find a deal on some good stuff (bison, grass-fed beef, etc…), I like to make it really special. We had some sirloin left after I made him a beef version of those Korean Tacos, and I had a surplus of carrots I wanted to use before they went all dry and tasteless; so I made some beef stew and hid some lovely yellow veggies in there, which he actually enjoyed!
Can you see the squash? I don’t think so!!!
While my Honey tucked into his stew, I enjoyed an impromptu combination of veggies and beans that, though I already love all the elements, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out…all I can say is OMG.
Swiss Chard, white beans, shredded carrots, squash and lemon zest were all I needed to make something I was not only quite proud of, but will definitely make again.
I usually have an egg with my grains in the morning, but sometimes I want something a little sweeter. This next dish is a yummy combo of Buckwheat, Millet, Figs, Soy Yogurt and a sprinkle of Cinnamon.
This turned out to be a warming, sweet start to that cool, drizzly day. YUM.
Stay tuned for more eggplant and a new haul from the Santa Monica Wednesday Market!