Manchego and jamón serrano #panino - With its mild, slightly salty flavor and endearing texture, manchego is vastly underrated. I paired it with imported jamón serrano and hot chorizo for a spicy flavor kick, and to freshen it up I added a handful of red and green salad leaves. #panini #sandwich #foodporn #Spanishfood #eeeeeats #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodbloggers
Chickpea, black bean, tomato and cucumber - The spiralized cucumber rendered sophistication and a certain playfulness to the dish, and made it truly stand out. Our daughter loved the funny-looking cucumber!
Cocoa & fruit balls - These are easy to make and very economical. For a start, you will need some dried fruit, which most of us have in our pantry anyway around the winter holidays. Dried apricots are my all-time favorite!
Meyer lemon cookies - Feel free to use regular lemons, or if you can, by all means, hunt down Meyer lemons at your local grocery store. If you’re lucky, you’ll find them – and your baking will never be the same :-)
ricotta strudel - The original recipe called for a seasonal pumpkin filling. For diversification purposes, this year I decided to use ricotta and apples, which are DH and our daughter’s all-time favorites.
I made this #vegetarian #sandwich with #hopefoods spicy avocado #hummus, to which I added grilled portobello mushrooms, Boston lettuce and sliced tomatoes. The meaty mushrooms toned down the fiery exuberance of the hummus and provided protein-packed flavor, which made the sandwich both filling and delicious. #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #foodporn #eeeeeats #chicagofoodauthority
Éclairs - Everyone in my family is a fan of éclairs, but until recently we did not have a recipe to make them at home. The recipe below comes from my mother-in-law, and it took her and me months of testing to get the quantities right. #baking #sweets #dessert #chicagofoodbloggers #chicagofoodie #foodblogger #foodporn #eeeeeats #Frenchpastry