Monday, May 18, 2015

789. Panzanella Bread and Tomato Salad


Panzanella is a Tuscan salad created out of the need to use up excess tomato and stake bread. It started off being a rustic peasant food, until the food culture boomed and people have reverted to appreciating the simple matters in life.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

788. Creamy Avocado Pasta


Provided you've got a couple of ripe avocados on hand, this could very well become your go-to, near-instant, healthy-but-majorly-satisfying lunch-in-a-pinch.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

787. Smoked Mackerel Spread


Inspired by my tuna spread and the idea of British Spring picnicing activities, the smoked mackerel spread is highly complimentary with briney olives, tangy fresh lemon, and luscious cream cheese sandwiches.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

786. Crispy Chicken Salad


This salad is loaded with goodness, it really is enough to be a lunch on its own,
Lettuce and cherry tomatoes form the base, then the heavy weights come in: crispy beef or turkey bacon, boiled eggs, crispy-chewey croutons, anchovies, and the star of the show: crispy chicken.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

785. Maltese Lemon Ricotta Flourless Cake


Life and circumstances sometimes get in the way of routine and it's been a short while since I last participated in the MENA Cooking Club. Prior contributions have been Algeria, Bahrain, Djiboui, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. This time it's Malta's turn.

Friday, May 8, 2015

784. Chilli Cheese Burgers


It all started with the simple burger. All you need for a great burger patty is plain, good quality minced beef, salt, and pepper. No fillers like breadcrumbs or what-have-you. Since then, I have relished home-made burgers. That led to the roquefort burger, and now the chilli-cheese burger. The options are endless, really.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

783. Avocado Toast Galore


Avocado toast is unofficially known as an invention of the internet.
While its popularity has spurred countless unimpressive pictures on social media, one cannot deny its deliciousness.

Monday, May 4, 2015

782. Berry Pavlova


Pavlova is the Australian giveaway that they are an extension of the United Kingdom.
By that, I am referring to the British dessert, Eton Mess. Eton mess is basically broken meringue and sliced fruit folded in whipped cream. Pavlova is essentially a giant meringue cookie, topped with whipped cream and sliced fruit. Same roots, different leafs.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

781. Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Thighs


This is an easy, fast, and pantry-staple dish loved by all. Barring seasoning, it is made of four ingredients: chicken, honey, mustard, and just a touch of vinegar. I used chicken thighs as they retain their moisture much better than chicken breasts.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

780. Loaded Nachos


This is one of the strangest dishes I have eaten, and it's so delicious.
Loaded nachos is a Mexican (inspired?) dish, consisting of tortilla chips, layered in a tex-mex seasoned ground meat mixture (often including beans), pickled jalapenos, cheese, and a fresh lime-seasoned simple salad known as pico de gallo.