See… he’s not allowed to “not like” foods. I mean, technically, he is… but I don’t take it well. I feel the need to take up that banner of that food and convince him that he really does enjoy said food, if only he had it prepared the right way, or in the right circumstances, or from the right source. It starts innocently enough. He says, “You know, I’ve never been a big <insert food/ingredient here> fan. I just don’t like it.” Me: “WHAT?!?!”
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Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 was a fabulous year for you, and that 2014 will be even better. Once again, I am entering the new year unencumbered by resolutions, which has become my own kind of tradition, I suppose. Sure, there are projects to be done, a whole house full of rooms to be organized, and there are certainly pounds to be lost. But I can’t be bothered with all that in the face of a brand new year, fresh with possibilities. Also, I’m extremely distracted at the moment by this falafel salad.
I’m fully aware that the blogging world is probably glutted at the moment with “recipes” for salads. But this isn’t that kind of salad. This is a salad that is only a salad because it really wants to be. What?! I don’t even know. I just ate a big plate of this and I’m giddy about it. It’s so good. Continue reading
I don’t know about where you live, but around Chicago it’s been a pretty freakishly hot summer. I’ve been effectively using the baby as an excuse not to leave the air-conditioning pretty much since June, and I’m sorry to say that my poor garden has gone completely neglected. The tomatoes were left cage-less (hmmm… cage-free tomatoes, maybe there’s a marketing spin there…) , there was not a chip of mulch to be found until last week, and everything is looking fairly sad and withered-looking. Except of course, the mint and parsley, which I’m convinced could grow out of the cracks in our sidewalk. As sad as I am about the lack of beautiful homegrown tomatoes, which I’ve been looking forward to since we finished the last of the tomatoes last year, there is a bright side. And the bright side is this quinoa tabbouleh.
Tabbouleh is a middle-eastern herb salad typically made with bulgur. I’ve always really liked tabbouleh, ever since my mom would buy it at the fancy-pants grocery store, Treasure Island, when I was a kid. This was back in the early nineties, and things like tabbouleh weren’t exactly available in the usual chain grocery stores, so it was a treat. And I kind of felt pretty grown up eating it. Something about the fresh herb flavor with a hint of garlic and lots of big lemony tang still brings back memories of the stuff mom used to buy at Treasure Island. However, I’m sure this is so much better than that stuff ever was. Continue reading