...in which i try to tally and see just how many new recipes i tried last year. (this is also so i can feel proud about my resolution last year!) i don't read too many foodie blogs, i prefer to browse the cookbooks i own, however, i really love molly's orangette blog and i've tried many of her recipes with lots of success. they seem to all be relatively simple, with lots of yummy goodness & a twist of homey flair that i dig. check out her blog if these recipes seem intriguing to you. & if you are dying to try one give me a little shout and i'll email it to you :) i'm also a fan of martha's cookbook (yes, the martha) & i have quite a few veggie specific cookbooks too (as i don't eat meat) -- "a beautiful bowl of soup", "enchanted broccoli forest", "rice & spice", "a spoonful of ginger", "new vegetarian", & "the big book of vegetarian" -- just a few of my go to books to browse...i also fell hard for nigel slater's "real food" cookbook last year -- simple, easy, dee-lish recipes.
here goes the list:
*ginger chocolate cookie recipe (of course i start off with cookies, ha!)
*tomoto sauce with onion & butter (just about the simplest, albeit richest, sauce i've tried...)
*salmon mustard dill sauce
*stephanie's granola - super yum
*portabello mushroom parmesan
*lentil soup with ginger, lemon & carrots
*red & black bean polenta pies
*white bean and tomato saute
*tuna salad bruschetta
*lentil & swiss chard soup
*shrimp & pasta puttanesca
*lemon risotto with asparagus & peas
*raisin bran muffins
*white bean salad w/ zucchini & parmesan
*tuscan bread salad
*homemade tortilla chips
*banana bread with ginger
*neo-southern pimento cheese
*grilled halibut with lemon & lime
*tofu noodle toss with peanut sauce
*coffee cake muffins
*cream-braised brussels sprouts
*oven fries with old bay
*warm butternut squash and chickpea salad with tahini
*split pea soup with moroccan spiced butter
*spiced lentils with coconut cream and ginger
*feta and cumin phyllo packages
*mushroom & onion marmalade tarts
*basmati rice-stuffed roasted peppers
*moroccan chick pea soup
*french vegetable soup
....and that's about all i have gathered in my crazy "pile" that needs organizing. i bought some of susie's cutie recipe cards to transfer the keepers onto. i need to get on that project. i guess i didn't do too bad last year, i have more on the books for this year -- definitely more seasonal, & more local. have you tried any good recipes you loved & that stayed in the rotation?
in other news, we've watched a coupla good movies lately: "be here to love me" - about townes van zandt; an amazing songwriter, very good film. we've also seen, "helvetica", "glory days", "sherry baby", & more "grey's anatomy" (my guilty pleasure!) i checked out abby's posts and all the participants of beautiful films week and i'm excited to try a few on that list that looked really amazing.
i also had the pleasure of hanging out with shash and mati (& her mister h.) on friday evening while listening to sean hayes play. thanks for a fun evening gals - even though we were all totally tired & it was super rainy out :)
...i'm off to finish up my artwork for a small show i'm in in virginia, back in my hometown of norfolk.
have a good week lovelies!!
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