In desperate need of recipes

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Pardon the poor photo snapped by my Blackberry.
Last night I made this Chickpea and Fresh Tomato toss recipe that a friend recommended, it was yummy and made enough leftovers for lunch.
It was just the kind of recipe I needed for quick, cheap, and delicious food.
I'm looking for more recipes that are delicious and easy to make, what are your favorites?

6 comments:

fleur_delicious said...

greens tossed with toasted walnut halves, sliced fresh plums, and a dressing made of: 1 part walnut oil, one part mirin, fresh thyme, and salt and freshly ground black papper to taste.

We eat ours with open-faced sandwiches: spread a slice of good french or country bread with black olive tapenade, top with thin slices of roasted red pepper, a few fresh arugula or spinach leaves. Top with a few blobs/dollops of chevre. (If you have time, mince 1 shallot and mix into 4-6 oz fresh chevre and let stand 30 min at room temp before using.) Pop in the oven, under a broiler until the cheese is lightly browned. If you have a Trader Joe's accessible, all ingredients can be had for a song, too.

I also recommend Donna Hay's cookbooks for fast, simple food, though she can get repetitive about favorite flavours (eg: fresh lemon juice).

If you have a bit more time, I can't say enough good things about Gordon Hammersley's "Bistro Cooking at Home." I'm convinced that there isn't a dud recipe in the entire book. It's amazing.

(I also post a lot of recipes, especially quick/easy ones, on my own blog if you want to have a look! They're mostly upscale comfort food/bistro type dishes.)

Liz said...

Hey,
I recently discovered this awesome website called TasteSpotting for finding recipes.

http://www.tastespotting.com/

Everything on it looks delicious, so I'm sure you'll be able to pick something out.

Also a recipe blog I LOVE, Honest Fare, has a ton of delicious recipes you might want to check out.

http://honestfare.com/

http://honestfare.com/?cat=3

I hope these help!

Liz

Liz said...

I realized I never really answered your question. I recently tried these, and they were both really delicious and moderately easy:

http://www.beantownbaker.com/2009/11/cous-cous-salad-with-butternut-squash.html

http://sunday-suppers.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-supper-market-pasta-tagliattele.html

erica-knits said...

Fleur_delicious, consider yourself "followed"! Thank you so much for the cookbook recommendations, I never know which ones are good when I look at the shelf. I'm usually just overwhelmed. And oh my those open-faced sandwiches sound simple and amazing. Thanks!

Liz, websites that point me in the right direction are so useful, thanks. I cannot wait to try the Tagliattele with Young Garlic, Asparagus and Mushrooms. yummy!

This all just leaves me with the question:
Why didn't I ask sooner?

fleur_delicious said...

Hey, thanks! You'll have to tell me if you try any of them and if you like them!

Oh, and do you follow Orangette? Posting has dwindled since she opened her restaurant here in Seattle, but there are YEARS of backlogged recipes - she's amazing!

Michelle said...

This recipe for vegetarian chili got me through my undergrad in Montreal -- it freezes beautifully, so I'd make a double batch in a big pot before papers were due or exam time. Perfect as a sloppy joe kinda thing, or in fajitas, you name it. And cheap and nutritious!:

http://www.domesticgoddess.ca/recipes.php?recipe=10049

Otherwise I'd really recommend The Rebar Cookbook. I think you can order it online from Chapters -- my roommate and I were addicted to homemade granola for a long time.

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