Thursday, October 17, 2019

1307. Buffalo Chicken Warm Sandwiches


A well-made warm sandwich is one of life's comforts. This buffalo chicken version uses a few shortcuts, and is good to keep in mind before you go on a grocery run. The list might go something like this: rotisserie chicken, ranch dressing, cheddar, and bread rolls. All other items are fairly standard pantry inhabitors.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1306. Wholewheat Jam Pockets


Sometimes we seek the plain, simply because plain is timeless and comforting. These whole wheat jam pockets can be made using entirely one type of jam, or more than one, as I did. The crust is a healthy mix of whole wheat flour and oats.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1305. Green ChilIi Cheddar Artisan Bread


Emphasizing the customizability of the trusty crusty artisan bread comes this spicy cheesy hot green chilli version. Green chilli peppers come in a variety of shapes and spice levels. Here we are opting for the larger and milder ones, but go a bit smaller and spicier if you can handle it.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

1304. {Air Fryer} Um Ali


It is no secret by now that stale croissants make for amazing Um Ali. Simplifying it further, I took out my handy clay pot and air fryer for the ultimate smaller-portion, quick-fix Um Ali. The architecture of the air fryer ensures an out-of-this-world crispy surface and a perfectly soft interior.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

1303. Chicken Carrot Stew


To my delight, this stew turned out better than my initial aspirations for it. It had a depth and complexity I did not anticipate. The stew has a sourness that is mellowed out by the sweetness of the prunes and carrots. Add a dash of saffron, and you're golden.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

1302. Rich Chocolate Pudding


The word "rich" just had to be included in the title, because with chocolate, egg yolks, and cream, this is indeed a rich chocolate pudding. So rich, in fact, that it absolutely must be served in espresso cups because that's all the amount you can have in a single seating.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

1301. Chicken Crust Pizza


Naturally gluten free and completely unconventional, this pizza uses a spiced minced chicken mixture as a crust. It was not my favorite type of pizza (bread is an essential part of the pizza for me), but it delivers the pizza flavor for those particular about a bread crust.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

1300. Blueberry Basque Cheesecake


An instant hit, this cheesecake is a fruity take on the Spanish San Sebastian of yester-fad. The base is actually thinly rolled puff pastry, and every imperfection is strived for here. The cake is supposed to be brown; it is supposed to be cracked, the ink from the berries is supposed to leak, the crust is supposed to be shaggy, the cake is supposed to taste great.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

1299. Fresh Zaatar Haloomi Bread


Doubling as an afternoon bite or a hearty breakfast, this is a must-make recipe that freezes really well for when you are lucky to come across a batch of fresh zaatar. Another added bonus to this recipe is that you literally but all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

1298. Clay Pot Eggs


This is your weekend breakfast, sorted. The clay pot in this equation is actually optional, but it is an indicator as to the simple origins of this egg dish. A simple saute of tomato, green pepper, and onion is fried up. Eggs are cracked in and scrambled. The lot is then topped with glass jar spread cheese.