Monday, December 6, 2010
Dear readers, I lied to you. I told you the cauliflower gratin was the best dish on my Thanksgiving plate, but that was only part of the story. As a girl who grew up with crazy pre-dinner spreads, having a selection of cheese, nuts, crostini, and olives is way important. And we knocked our pre-dinner munchies out of the park.
There was a dip, an epic dip, which shall henceforth be known as The Only Dip That Matters. White beans. Roasted Garlic. Olive Oil. Herbs. Buzzed together into silky perfection, served warm, with little slices of french bread. You may be thinking this sounds like hummus, but trust me it's not. This warm white bean dip is hummus' sexy roommate from the big city. Elegant, smooth, sophisticated... Watch out, this dip might steal your boyfriend.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I'm not a regular listener of the Howard Stern show, but I have a growing girl crush on his news woman Robin Quivers. First she ran the NYC Marathon the same year I did, and now she's doing a web-based cooking series called Vegucating Robin. Robin has been a vegan for the last four years, but nearly set her house on fire trying to boil water. She and chef Gavan Murphy created Vegucating Robin as a way to share her cooking journey with her fans. Robin's sense of humor in the kitchen is infectious, and their food looks amazing. As someone who's flirting with going fully plant-based, I can't wait to see what other recipes Chef Gavan comes up with. For now, check out their cannelini bean concerto. White beans and kale? Yeah, I can get down with that.