Snacks

Ways to Use Fresh Tomatoes #9,921: Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches.

The little bodega down the road mysteriously manages to sell Jersey tomatoes cheaper than the farmer’s market. I don’t ask her to divulge secrets – I just look the other way and have enjoyed inexpensive fruits all summer long. With this latest batch we made mozzarella-tomato sandwiches two ways, vegan/gluten free and regular. For the […]

Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe (Georgian Lobio Variation, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Normally, the delicious Georgian dip lobio is made with red beans as posted about here. This new version with black-eyed peas came about because we had a bunch of leftovers hydrated after making Hoppin’ John. These legumes, while delicious are milder than the traditional so I kicked up the seasoning a bit. The end result […]

Pav Bhaji (Indian Mashed Veggies Served with Buttered Bread)

Boardwalk delicacies in America include seafood, funnel cake, ice cream, fudge and other treats. If you’re near the Jersey Shore, pork roll and frozen custard must be added to that list. When visiting Juhu Beach in Mumbai India it was exciting to discover their beach options. Most eye-catching was Pav Bhaji, Indian mashed veggies in […]

Snack Reviews: Anand Jack Fruit Chips (Product of India, 7oz/200g)

Jack fruit is the largest fruit tree in the world. Native to India, it also grows in other tropical climates such as Bangladesh. According to one study, they’re one of the most nutritious fruits including vitamin b, potassium and protein. Additionally, they’re low in calories. This is one of the reasons they’re promoting it in […]

Georgian Phkali – Spinach and Walnut Dip Recipe (Georgian Food Month, Part 1)

Part 1: Georgian Food Month This month I wanted to highlight the food of Georgia. This tiny nation east of the Black Sea mixes some of the best influences of Asia and Europe to create its cuisine. Famous dishes include the khachapuri (brick oven bread filled with cheese), lobio (a type of bean stew), khinkalli […]

Aloo Tikki 2015 Edition: Indian Potato Croquettes with Peanuts and Spinach

Aloo Tikkis are an like a potato croquette but with Indian spices. This new recipe adds a little more flavor and texture by including spinach and peanuts. The recipe is both vegan and gluten free. The next time around, I’m going to bake it to get a good crisp. Method: 6 red potatoes, chopped into […]

Enjoy Life Gingerbread Spice Cookies Review

Enjoy Life makes great products. I’ve previously reviewed soft-baked chocolate chip and crunchy double chocolate cookies. These gingerbread spice cookies are easily the best of the bunch though. It’s deceptively tricky to make a cookie that is vegan, gluten free, soft and actually tastes great. Every bite fills the mouth with the brightness of ginger […]