… almond pesto is every bit as yummy as pistachio pesto.
First ever attempt making caramelised onions. Gotta say, they turned out pretty good. The trick, as everyone on Twitter kept telling me, was cooking low and slow. Bit like cooking spinach though. You start off with a whole whack of stuff and end up with a small bowlful. So what did you do today?
So this would normally appear in Azahar’s Kitchen (and it will!) but I got so excited about this (yeah, I know, sad…) that I wanted to share it here too.
In the past, whenever I would see recipes that called for you to peel your garbanzos I always thought Are You Crazy, No F-ing Way, Life’s Too Short, etc etc. Then I accidently discovered this method. Well, probably everyone knows it, but it was news to me. While I was drying the rinsed garbanzos (to crispy roast them) I rolled them around in a tea towel to get them extra dry and – magic! – the skins just slid right off. Yay!
Been making lots of vegetable slaw lately, using my spiralizer instead of a grater, so I decided to put up a recipe for it on Azahar’s Kitchen. I mean, it’s pretty basic, but what the heck. Since temps are unseasonably warm lately it’s a nice dish to have on hand (good for at least 3 meals).
Remember (of course you do!) when I bought my first spiraliser earlier this year? Well, I have actually been using it a fair bit. It’s great for courgetti, and also for lovely thin carrot strips to put in salads and slaws. But then a couple of weeks ago I put a courgette through the spiraliser to use in a curry I was making and, just before I tossed it in the sauce, it occurred to me that it would also be nice as a crisp veggie topping. So I dredged it in flour and, after shaking off almost all the flour, fried it in olive oil. And… wow! I realise this takes us out of the super-healthy concept of what spiralisers are supposed to be about, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.