…and then an attempt at consolidating Ellie Krieger and Girl Makes Food’s minestrone recipesinto an even-better-three-days-later Gnocchi Minestrone (that I will still deem a success despite the fact that The Professor picked out every single one of the kidney beans).
Another great Wanderlust Kitchen recipe was this Indian Mulligatawny Stew which featured green apples and a whole lot of curry powder.
I didn’t have The Professor try that one, although after he willingly ate the cinnamon-and-molassess infused, Moosewood inspired, sweet and spicy Pepper Pot the other night, I think I probably should have done so. (Although who can really say which was more of a high-risk flavor adventure?)
Lest you think I only make soups and stews around here,
And that Chipotle Crab Gumbo, inspired by the lovely people at Relay Foods in Virginia, was some gumbo. I changed it enough that I’ll be sharing my version at a later date.
If you’re looking for a great vinaigrette, first buy Girard’s Light Champagne Dressing, and THEN make the Miso Vinaigrette from Health Magazine, which I proceeded to use on roasted root veggies perhaps four times after the first, and I’m fairly certain I’ll be heading into the kitchen in a few minutes to whip up again for dinner tonight.
As for dessert, I’ll let you take that up with my friend Brian. Distract him with talk of The Bachelor and then grab one of his homemade Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes. Or perhaps a Triple Citrus Bar with Toasted Coconut and Graham Cracker Crust?
I swear I don’t only hang out with him and Andrea for their culinary prowess. I swear.