Category: Savory

Tomato-Olive Oil Rice Cakes by Benlian Food

  * * * Snack 3 of 4 in Try the World Box Review Each week I’m featuring snack products from different countries. After eating and reviewing each treat, I’ll create recipes inspired by them! Below are my thoughts and reactions.   EXPECTATION: Rice cake with hints of tomato and olive oil. REALITY: Rice cake with tomato and olive oil seasoning, would taste even…

Omelette du Horseradish Fromage

* * * Remember the lonely little beet? Turns out he was so alone for so long that he shriveled up…didn’t know beets could do that…So the goat cheese sought for a new companion, one that would wrap around and comfort her. * * * ~*~ RICE OMELETTE ROLL WITH HORSERADISH CHÉVRE ~*~ More commonly eaten in it’s paste form, wasabi,…

Horseradish Goat Cheese

* * * Once upon a time, there lived a lonely beet in my fridge. He stayed in the cool, dark vegetable draw for over 3 weeks, waiting patiently to be invited to the nightly dinner party. However, the only way he could be eaten was with a tart, creamy girlfriend to balance out his sweet, earthiness. I didn’t feel…

sHOTshuka with Spicy Tomato Oil (and bacon)

Shakshuk, pronounced [shahk-SHOO-kah], is a classic Israeli dish guaranteed to make your taste buds sing. In addition to egg and tomato, there’s the salty crunch of bacon and a sublime spice from this signature hot tomato oil. EQUIPMENT large skillet   INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons spicy hot tomato oil (or homemade tomato oil) 2 medium onions, chopped 3 jalapeño peppers,…

Better than Bacon Quiche

Pork jowl is getting a fast and fancy makeover. These succulent meat bits transform into a French classic as they nestle in a savory egg custard with cheese. EQUIPMENT knife medium skillet two medium bowls whisk pie plate   INGREDIENTS  store-bought piecrust (or make your own) 1/2 pound pork jowl, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 1/2 cup…

3 Easy Peasy Pasta Primaveras

Celebrate the coming of spring with these healthy and vibrant seasonal vegetable dishes. Use not-so-common pasta shapes to liven them up even more!   EQUIPMENT large pot pasta strainer knife saucepan baking sheet   INGREDIENTS  RICCIOLO 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, green), thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves 1 pound ricciolo 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese olive…

Jalapeño-disguised Okra Nachos

Take your classic Mexican nachos to the next level by swapping jalapeños for okra. Mixed with red pepper flakes and a dash of hot sauce, these green seeded pods pair nicely with that cheesy crunch we all know and love.   EQUIPMENT large skillet pan knife medium bowl sheet pan aluminum foil or parchment paper sauce pan   INGREDIENTS  blue…