… almond pesto is every bit as yummy as pistachio pesto.
It’s been YEARS since I made a caesar salad and I don’t know why. It was so garlicky, cheesy, bacony delicious with fresh crispy romaine and toasted crunchy croutons… a total flavour and texture delight. Perhaps not the “healthiest” of salads, but it’s certainly my favourite. What’s yours?
I don’t know how these things happen but I can start off a day feeling fairly normal and with a “to do” list of things of thing I want to take care of, and then remember that a few weeks ago someone mentioned pistachio pesto on Twitter and then I’m suddenly lost down a google pesto rabbit-hole. This is followed by an immediate desire – nay, OBSESSION – to make this dish NOW (last time this happened I think it was lamb faggots). Anyhow, after a quick trip to the supermarket to get some pistachios and basil I was in business.
Yes, more brown food and one of my specialities – the fridge forage. Today’s was frozen pork & beef meatballs cooked with sweet onions, garlic, portobellos, amontillado… buttery mash with wilted baby spinach on the side. Took me about two hours to do this and it totally saved me. Because I woke up this morning not sure how I was going to get through another day, as in what the fuck was I going to do with all those hours. So I did a bit of this and that, realised I wasn’t able to go out, and then decided to COOK SOMETHING. In the end I got to do something creative, share it on my social media (yes, I’m one of those) and also have a tasty meal. By then I was calmer and could settle down with Morcilla to do a bit of Netflixing. Somehow it’s now almost time for bed, again, and then it will be tomorrow, again. Wish me luck!
If you haven’t been to Azahar’s Kitchen for a while, go check it out. New recipes have been added and #homecooking photos are also posted on my azahar Instagram account (along with cats and city pics). I was actually quite excited about this new spinach with garbanzos version. A bit like making it up as I went along, but it turned out great. Honestly, making lunch has become the highlight of my day.