Category: Appetizers

Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Vegetables

This has been an adventurous week over here. I crossed two, yes TWO, things off my cooking bucket list! Whoa – big things! On Wednesday I cleaned and prepared mussels for the first time. This one I’m almost ashamed to admit. For the amount of mussels I’ve consumed…

Chickpea Cakes with Spicy Herb Sauce

Chickpea Cakes with Spicy Herb Sauce

Alright Patrice (my dearest gluten-intolerant friend), next time you ask me to make hummus or something with bacon, I’m making you these instead! Well, I might also make something with bacon. We can always use some bacon. Anyway, about these cakes. They’re sort of like hummus in that…

Roasted Fennel, Garlic & White Bean Crostini

Roasted Fennel, Garlic & White Bean Crostini

It’s party time people. Swanky part time. We’re talking bow ties, Louboutins, diamonds – the works. Pinkies up. At least this is where my mind wanders to when I hear words like “crostini” and “canapes”. Does this really have to be the case though? Can’t we just eat fancy, without…

Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

This is a recipe that really makes me miss San Diego. Guacamole used to be a fairly large part of my diet! Between my regular stops at a variety of Mexican restaurants and drive-thrus, and the near constant availability of quality guacamole ingredients, there was always an excuse…

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

Oh, hello 2012. I almost didn’t see you there. Usually as a new year begins, I find myself struggling to remember what in the world I spent the previous year doing, and how it managed to fly by so quickly. Not this time. In fact, when I looked…