Sorry I have been slacking on posting my own creations lately. Here's some interesting looking fruits and veggies in the meantime. The first one reminds me of "Jerry" from Enemy Mine. Oh shit, did I just date myself??
Salak- Fruit native to Indonesia
Durian- Fruit native to Southeast Asia. Smells like rotten onions, but is supposed to be yummy. Still a little scared to try it myself.
Morel Mushrooms- Who doesn't like mushrooms? They are supposed to be poisonous raw and should only be eaten cooked.
Lychee- Fruit native to China. Makes amazing martinis.
Romanesco Broccoli- This geometrically beautiful veggie is native to Italy. Love it!
Every weekend Oxygen channel shows marathons of ANTM (America's Next Top Model). I love to see the shoots. Today They are showing a cycle that has my favorite girls. I love the girl that won this cycle, Mckey. Here's my favorite shoot from that cycle with the top 4 girls.
Halloumi. It's a cheese you can fry in a pan or grill. It becomes crispy on the outside and stays gooey in the inside. Mike described the taste of it like "eating a grilled cheese sandwich with out the bread." Yummm.
Halloumi Cheese being fried up in the pan.
This is a play on a Caprese Salad. It's a crostini on the bottom, topped with a fresh basil leaf, then tomato, finally the grilled halloumi with a balsamic reduction and olive oil drizzle. Heaven.
I like tuna sandwiches, but thy tend to get old after a while.
The other weekend I made a roasted red pepper, feta and garlic dip for a baby shower. I had some extra, so I mixed that with tuna, and a homemade Chimichurri and it was amazing! Forget the mayo and mustard mix with tuna. Even Michael ate a sandwich, and he wouldn't normally touch a tuna sandwich with a ten foot pole.
So, a couple weeks ago my good friend Kevin who moved away to Texas was visiting for the week. We decided to have an Indian night. I made the appetizer Sev Puai. It is a semolina puff topped with boiled potato, tomato, plain yogurt, sev, tamarind chutney and cilantro. I would call it an "Indian Nachos". Mike devoured most. Move over Aarti!
So, this meal was inspired by my Trader Joe's spring rolls that were stolen from my work's refrigerator. Who steals someone's lunch? Anyway, instead of buying another expensive 2 pack of rolls, I hit up Ranch 99 for my own ingredients. While there I picked up some gyoza wrappers for some pork dumplings. Enjoy!