It's time for the top ten posts of the year! Huzzah!
Everyone was certainly into pickles this year, and I am no exception. Also on the menu: gigantic bowls of warming curry, plenty of chickpeas, a simple snack, a full-meal salad, a bright, herbal cocktail, and a whole lot of tomato sauce.
10. Lamb burgers with yogurt and dijon mustard sauce
Lamb remains my favorite meat. That said, you can pretty well tell the scant amount of meat in my diet by the fact that this, the only meat dish on the list, is at #10.
9. Chickpea coconut curry with kale, carrots, and peas
This is much more like what we eat on a regular basis: big bowls of all the veg in a spicy curry sauce.
8. Toor dal and spicy sambal cabbage
And if we aren't eating a full-blown curry, we're probably eating a similarly spicy soup. Cabbage is pretty prominent too. All hail cabbage!
7. Peanut butter, honey, and banana rice cakes with toasted sesame seeds and crushed almonds
This is the kind of thing I make when I want instant lunch. Super simple and super satisfying.
6. Fennel and orange pickle
The original fennel pickle -- sweet and crunchy and surprising.
5. Fennel pickle with lemon and ginger
And of course I had to try out a version with ginger and lemon, because one fennel pickle just isn't enough. An excellent sandwich garnish.
4. Rosemary lemon gin sour
Speaking of lemon, guess what shows up in nearly every cocktail at our house? That's right.
3. Tomato sauce showdown: Victorio strainer vs. immersion blender
It isn't summer if you don't get covered with random splashes of flying tomato.
2. Couscous salad with chickpeas, golden beets, and zucchini
An ideal full-meal salad: all the grain, veg, and protein you could possibly want, tied together with a lovely lemon-dijon dressing.
1. Refrigerator giardiniera
It's a straightforward pickle. It's made of every vegetable you can get your hands on. It waits patiently in the fridge to be tossed into quesadillas, onto salads, or next to a hearty sandwich. Giardiniera is so delicious and versatile -- it's the perfect tangy counterpoint to a rich dish.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year!