Clearly I am on a culinary roll this week. It is shocking what can be accomplished when I am facing of a daunting level of work, and thus in desperate need of a creative outlet. Today’s soup comes to you as an extra show of love for Jameson who has been so supportive and patient in the midst of all the crazy. Even taking the time to walk me around the Upper West side until 10:30pm last night as I breathed in the fresh air, cleared my head and tried to let go of the day. In the meal planning process I often tend to favor my dietary preferences, and rarely cook him anything with animal protein. So on days when I am feeling extra thankful for the emotional, physical and mental resource he is for me day in and day out, I tend to plan meals that have him in mind. What makes this soup extra special is that the chef can opt the meat in or out (or add it just to the carnivorous bowls at the end like we do), thus making it the perfect flex meal for differing palates and culinary restrictions. Meat or meatless you will still get ample protein from the black beans and the flavor isn’t hindered in either version. This is a substantial, hearty meal, so enjoy. Continue reading “Spicy Fajita Soup”
I am on a winning streak this week with new recipes. This creation came after going for all you can eat quesadillas and margaritas at Amigos in Morningside heights last week with three dear friends. Thank you Elliot for being in town and being our excuse to stuff ourselves to breaking point on Mexican food. Come back soon.
I for one had never had a margarita, but after last tuesday I can call myself a fan of this grown up version of a slurpee. However, better than those frozen margaritas were the quesadillas served alongside them. So after eating my fill (and I mean my actual fill) and still craving more I decided to try my hand at a healthy recreation and lucked out with exceptional success. So enjoy these quick, simple and hearty variation of veggie quesadillas. Continue reading “Roasted Fall Veggie Quesadillas”
The thing I miss most about the west coast is the seafood. Atlantic Salmon just doesn’t cut it. Shellfish is hard to score. Cheap sushi is non existent here, and even the pricier fare isn’t as tasty as back home. So last week I saw a photo on Pinterest of Salmon Tacos, and my taste buds started to tingle (actually). When I clicked through there was no recipe so I resolved myself to craft something that tastes as good as the Pinterest perfect photo looked. Then Pacific Salmon was in stock at Trader Joe’s and the rest is history. These, amazing, tasty, filling, simple, awesome, nutrient rich tacos were born. Enjoy first, and you can thank me later. Continue reading “Salmon Tacos with Sautéed Kale and Cilantro Lime Yoghurt”