It’s really pretty hard to cook for one person. You make a recipe and then you have leftovers for far too long. I blame my absence on using up what I already had around, not to many recipes being used. That and I have been avoiding my computer. We have a tendency to spend far too much time together, much of it not quality time. There are only so many hours people should spend looking at cat pictures. It’s totally me and not it, but that doesn’t change things. Also, I haven’t been eating as many salads as I should have. I admit it, I fell of the wagon.
This one is pretty easy and it helped use up some random ingredients from the fridge. I love honey mustard dressing but the kind from the store has far too many calories. This is a much lighter version, although, I might go with more mustard next time. Hope you like it! Continue reading →
Dukkah is Middle Eastern nut and spice blend primarily dip bread. The bread is basted or dipped in oil and then into the dukkah. Recipes vary widely but the nuts are usually hazelnut, pistachio, and/or almonds. The spices can include sesame, coriander, cumin, fennel and anise seeds, black peppercorns, mint, and slat as well as many others I’m sure.
Dukkah caught my eye while I was trolling the aisles of my local Trader Joe’s. It looked yummy and the ladies at checkout had great things (and ways to use it) about it. I had a few misgivings once I got it home and looked at the ingredient list. Trader Joe’s dukkah includes almonds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, coriander, anise seeds, and kosher salt. I don’t care for fennel or anise, it’s a black licorice thing, don’t like it. Somehow I managed to put away quite a bit more bread than I had intended to when I used it as a dip though. It’s rather addictive! The fennel and anise don’t overwhelm and have a definite role in the background.
I can’t wait to try it on other recipes! The salmon was quite tasty but I like the idea of using it with chicken or grilled steak and I’m sure it would be great as a topping for veggies. There are many recipes out there for making your own dukkah; it doesn’t seem to be too hard; although, you’ll probably want to make sure you have a food processor. Continue reading →
Garlic salt & black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. sliced green onion
3 tsps. Pimentos
½ lb. salmon
3 oz. soften cream cheese
2 Tbsp. sour cream
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce
Dash paprika Continue reading →