with Whiskey Hard Sauce
with Whiskey Hard Sauce
With Sauteed Shrimp
Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pudding, Raspberry Mousse, Whipped Cream, and Giant Gingerbread People
With Gingersnap Crust, and Cranberry Sauce
Leftover Pumpkin Risotto, and Sage Pesto Chicken
Bone-in Pork Chop, with Pumpkin Risotto
Roasted Cornish Game Hen, Acorn Squash stuffed with Black Rice, Cranberry, Pecan Stuffing, and Garlic Roasted Baby Broccoli. And some Pinot Grigio.
I love Spaghetti. I love noodles. While mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest (filled with food ideas), I kept seeing unique Spaghettis from other countries.
So I decided to go on a Spaghetti Journey..
Special ingredients: Cinnamon, and the crispy bottom (that I failed at achieving) called Tahdig.
Makaronia Me Kima
Special ingredients: Allspice, Clove, and Cinnamon.
Special ingredients: Adobo, Sazon, and Evaporated Milk.
(Sauce came from a jar.)
Special ingredients: Hot Dog, Banana Ketchup.
Mexican Green Spaghetti
Special ingredients: Roasted Poblano Peppers, Cream Cheese.
Special ingredients: Smoked Sausage, Habanero.
Special ingredients: Bratwurst, German Beer, Stoneground Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar.
Spanish Spaghetti with Olives
Special ingredient: Green Olives.
Special ingredients: Hot Dog, Ketchup.
Special ingredient: Love.
What did I learn?
Buy your Spaghetti noodles from Costco.
But also, I loved just how unique and different these countries do “Spaghetti.”
Thus ends another world tour through food.
Over Apple Risotto
I’ve never really been a fan of lentils. So I thought I’d embark on a Journey of Lentils Challenge.
I tried to be diverse in my recipe choices to get a real rounded picture of lentils.
For the most part, the dishes were great. Just the couple times I made a cooking error..
Masoor Dal – India
Red Lentil Curry
Misir Wot – Ethiopia
Spiced Red Lentils
Fakes – Greece
Greek Lentil Soup
Mercimek Corbasi – Turkey
Turkish Lentil Soup
Poteje se Lentejas – Cuba
Cuban Lentil Soup
Mshosh – Armenia
Armenian Lentil Salad
What I discovered?
Lentils really aren’t too bad. Biggest lesson? Cook your lentils in broth. The couple times I straight cooked them in water, the dishes tasted like poop. Not literally… but it seemed that after cooking them in water, there was no real way to impart the lentils with strong flavor. And yes, I made this mistake on the curry, and I am fairly certain the curry shouldn’t taste bland.
I ended up only using Green and Red lentils. Though I have used Yellow once, and Black, which I actually like quite a bit.
(I also ended up making Persian Pomegranate Soup in the middle of this whole challenge. In honour of finishing the book Pomegranate Soup. It utilizes Yellow Lentils.)
With Sorrel Pesto
My Weird Tuna Pita. Tuna with chopped Pickle, Rosemary, and Chives, and Horseradish and Mayo. With Spinach dressed in Lemon Juice and cracked Pepper.