Crispy Polenta Cakes (& other anecdotes)

Crispy Polenta Cakes (& other anecdotes)

Rewind time two years and some change ago and I’m sitting in a small cafe just across from La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. The cafe is actually an Italian cafe but it looked and felt like the right choice. So, I choose the polenta dish with sautéed mushrooms and a glass of red wine to enjoy, this is a heavier, more boozy lunch than I would typically eat but I was so hungry after a long morning of walking around and touring Barcelona.

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The Un-Recipe for Hummus

The Un-Recipe for Hummus

To be honest, I was not convinced there was a need to create a blog post for hummus but recently I have had so many requests for my “recipe” for hummus. Confession: I’ve never had or used a recipe, I feel it is cheating on the art of hummus.  It was my impression that everyone else in the world eats hummus on the daily like myself but this belief was an erroneous one. I have even met some folks recently that have never even had hummus!

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Sweet Potato-Chai Spice Scones w/ Cinnamon Glaze (Vegan comfort food!)

Sweet Potato-Chai Spice Scones w/ Cinnamon Glaze (Vegan comfort food!)

I definitely have a thing for making up my own recipes, I love experimenting but sometimes its nice to find inspiration via someone else's recipe and adapt that to be your own creation. Even if I try to stick to a recipe, more often than not I will add or subtract a little something here or there, it's just part of making it my own and it's fun! 

About the scones, I came across a Thug Kitchen recipe (check them out if you haven't already!) and I have not made any of their recipes yet but heard good things and when I saw Sweet Potato Chai Scones well, I just knew I had to try them out! I LOVE chai, which in India really just means tea but here in the Western world it means creamy, spicy, sweet delight and it is basically the equivalent of an ice cream cone to me! Plus, sweet potatoes are amazing. I pretty much scrapped any plans for the rest of the afternoon that day and decided making these was higher on the priorities list.

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