This recipe is one that I dreamed up specifically to serve with the Bacon Jalapeno Bread I posted last week. Thinking that it would be perfect with a rich and textural Chili sauce…and it was! They complimented each other perfectly. Plus, I was able to throw this together in the morning and focus on the baking before dinner without getting distracted by multitasking. This is delicious, and you’ll definitely love it! The extras freeze wonderfully, and it tastes even better the next day as leftovers.
Like I mentioned, I’ve been taking on some recipe trades lately to get things flowing. My latest effort on that attempt is this beauty! It comes from Brent and Heather over at Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers. I became aware of them through Russ, The Domestic Man. They have tons of delicious-looking recipes, with tasty photos! It was a bit tough to decide which recipe I should pick. Well, that’s not entirely true, this one was a definite stand-out for me! Even the name is enticing: Bacon Jalapeno Bread.
I must say that I didn’t pick wrong; this bread was awesome, and paired perfectly with the slow cooker Chili I whipped up for the occasion. (I’ll post that recipe soon.) Just a couple of tweaks on my end, like adding a bit of tapioca flour which I find improves the texture in ‘Paleo’ baked goods, and adding parchment paper for easier removal from the pan.
Well, enough blabbing, check it out! Click for full size!
A printing error may just be your lucky day! I’m drowning in Sweet Potatoes.
Sweet Potato gift cards, that is!
Enter to win a set of 6, complete with envelopes. Giveaway closes Friday at midnight.
The winner will be contacted after the giveaway closes, and I will mail the prize out sometime next week. Good luck!
In an attempt to amp up the awesome around here I’ve taken on a couple recipe trades! The first one of this new series is with Jan, the genius behind Jan’s Sushi Bar. Everything she posts is inspired and lovely–plus, I’ve never had any of the recipes of her’s that I’ve tried go wrong. They’re always perfect and delicious! Perhaps my versions aren’t as lovely, but they sure are tasty!
When I saw her post her recipe for the Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato I knew I had to make it. In fact I think I made it the next day! Then I managed to convince her that we should do a recipe trade. YEAH! This recipe is super filling and delicious and is actually exceedingly uncomplicated. I think it would blow anyone away, taste and presentation-wise.
How could you see that and not be tempted! Here’s my illustration, complete with instructions. Click image for full size.
Make sure you go and check out more of Jan’s recipes, including the one that will be posted today, her version of one of mine!
I’ve mentioned before that I love hanging out at Farmer’s Markets, and that my favourite Toronto market is the Dufferin Grove Organic Market, which runs from 3 to 7 on Thursday afternoons at Dufferin Grove Park. It has all of my dearest vendors: Chocosol, deFloured, Best Baa, and Kind Organics!
Now, I might be a bit biased now because I’m actually part of the Kind Organics team now, but I’ve always loved their organic sprouts, greens and drinks such as kombucha and kefir. In the summer months they have a ton of variety; from Kale to Nettles, to tender Spinach and Salad blends with cheerful flowers and lovely sprouts. Their Cosmic Kombucha is one of the best flavours of kombucha that I’ve ever tried! No matter what you pick, you can’t go wrong.
Recently they asked me to do a logo for their most recent venture, which is a Farm Raising campaign. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic organic small farm. We need to support agriculture in our country and our province, and this is a great way to get involved and reap some direct benefits!
Unfortunately this is only for local Toronto and GTA residents, but if you are in the area, I encourage you to support this fantastic venture. Their products are fresh and delicious, and they are basically the most lovely people you could ever meet. The ‘kind’ part of their company name is definitely true. Support farmers, especially organic farmers, and you’re supporting a healthier future for all of us.
Visit the Kind Organics website to find out more. Better yet, go and visit them at one of the Markets and see for yourself what a wonderful venture you would get to be a part of!
This past March I had the awesome experience of going to Greece for a week! I saw amazing Classical architecture and important historical sites. Mainly we were staying in Athens, but we took day trips to different locations, and went as far as Olympia and Sparta. It was really amazing. Everything there was breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring. Our tour guide Betty was the best you could hope for, filled with stories, facts and history, always willing to answer questions and go to the next level. Also, she knew the best places to eat, and made sure I never had to worry about accidentally eating gluten!
Yes, the sites were excellent, and so was the food! Since coming back, there were a few dishes that I told myself I really had to recreate at home. This is one of them. My Mom and I ordered this at almost every meal. It compliments pretty much anything and you can just eat it with a spoon too; it’s that good. The famous Tzatziki Sauce! Made with Greek Yogurt, it’s rich, creamy and delicious. Making Greek Yogurt at home is a snap. Just strain your regular Yogurt for a few hours. I can make this in my sleep now, and I’ve laid out how you can make it at home in this handy dandy illustration!
Enjoy, and look forward to more Greek food illustrations coming over the summer!