recipe // roasted eggplant with buttermilk sauce & pomegranate seeds

My latest cookbook obsession is Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty. I received it as a gift and let it sit on the shelf unused for a while, wrongly assuming that the recipes were too labor intensive for everyday meals. Living with someone who loves anything made with eggplant though, I couldn’t avoid making the cover dish for long. Continue reading

recipe // wild rice gratin with kale, caramelized onions and baby swiss

Knowing that I have a bit of an obsession with the Smitten Kitchen blog, my wonderful boyfriend bought me the new Smitten Kitchen cookbook for our anniversary a few months ago. I’ve cooked a handful of the recipes, some of them multiple times, and stickynoted almost all the rest for future occasions (my real world version of pinning). Everything I’ve made so far has been awesome – I honestly can’t recommend this cookbook enough.

The wild rice gratin with kale, caramelized onions, and baby swiss is one of the recipes I’ve made on multiple occasions. It’s kind of like hearty comfort food, packed with rice, veggies and just the right amount of cheese, and coated with a crisp bread crumb crust. It’s gotten rave reviews from vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and is a relatively easy dish for a midweek meal. Continue reading

recipe // roasted brussels sprouts with garlic aioli

This recipe was a Pinterest find from the blog Costa Kitchen. The photographs looked so delicious that I ended up making the recipe the same day I found it, and I have a feeling it won’t be the last time. It was a breeze to make and tasted incredible – Nick got out a fork because eating them by hand wasn’t happening fast enough. Continue reading