I'm looking into making a vegetarian Jambalaya! This one should be delicious, I'll be hunting for the ingredients this weekend so expect the recipe by Wednesday!
I'm also planning a holiday staple, the Cheese Ball! I am the first one at every party to break into one of these babies! Creamy, flavourful, cheesy spread smeared on a variety of crackers and / or vegetables. Just delish!
I've also decided that I am going to be preparing some Holiday desserts my mother used to make in her memory. I want to add or remove a few things to put my own stamp on it but I will be sharing both versions with you all this season!
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Muffins are a wonderful vessel for a variety of fruits, spices, and flavours. This version pairs fresh, tart cranberries with the citrusy flavours of both lime and orange.
Muffins are quick and delicious and this version is a must try. The two flavours are really loud and give you slap in the face when you devour them which is kind of what makes them so tasty!
These tasty little biscuits are the perfect companion to a variety of dishes. They're nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Spread a little butter on these and they're so delicious! I used cheddar and fresh jalapenos but you could do so many savory varieties. Cater your biscuits to the style of food you're having and perhaps a similar flavour in a dish you're pairing them with.
Remember those delicious beans we made the other day? These biscuits would work beautifully with a little smear of those pureed beans. So tasty!
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To see the original recipe visit --->http://www.food.com/recipe/southern-buttermilk-biscuits-26110
What is a gratin?
A gratin is a brown, crispy crust given to a dish usually achieved by browning bread crumbs. This technique is actually a simple and delicious way to jazz up a variety of vegetables and casseroles. Depending on the dish you're preparing, this will determine which method of browning the crumbs you may want to use.
For casseroles, a nice and crispy layer of crumbs are usually sprinkled on and baked with the dish. Roasting vegetables such as asparagus, onions, or zucchini for example, it's great to toast the bread crumbs with a little oil / butter and seasoning on the stove top.
I especially love using it on vegetables. Sauteed zucchini tastes wonderful with this crispy topping, It's definitely about the flavour but also the texture it provides to the dish.
* Combine 2 cloves garlic, zest of one lemon + 1/4 of the juice, 1/4 C. fresh Parsley, drizzle EVOO, sea salt and black pepper in food processor. Pulse a few times before pureeing to combine thoroughly. Transfer to a small bowl;
* Small frying pan, bring to temperature between medium low and medium. 1 Tsp. EVOO + 1/2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter to pan.
* Stir in 3/4 C favourite bread crumbs. Season with sea salt and stir often until crumbs have begun to brown. Careful not to burn them!
* Add in as much or as little of the parsley mixture to the pan with the crumbs and stir to combine. Allow one minute on the heat stirring often, and remove.
* Sprinkle over your favourite sauteed or roasted veggies!
Broccoli White Cheddar Arancini - I made Arancini a while ago and it was worth every ounce of effort it took to make them. They are crispy and delicious! I'll be switching up the flavours and going with a rich and flavourful white cheddar and broccoli combination which I think will be delicious!
Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits - Growing up, our biscuits came from the BISQUICK box. There's no denying those biscuits were amazing but nothing compares to scratch made. I'll be spicing things up with some help from fresh jalapeno.
Southwestern Refried Beans - A few weeks back I said I'd be re-using the bean recipe in a different manner and this is it. I'm going to puree and re fry those flavourful pintos to a smooth consistency and you'll be left with delicious, refried beans. Great on their own or the start of a great dip or taco?
This dish will have you screaming "Yum!" at the top of your lungs. Layers of southwestern tomato sauce, ricotta, and spicy tex mex cheese, give this traditional recipe a twist that you will just love.
**TIP** To hold the ricotta layer together better, most cooks use eggs as a binding agent. If I can get away without using eggs I will, so I do not use them. For a more consistent layer of ricotta, mix well with an egg or two before layering and it will hold it's layered shape a bit better.
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.