White Cauliflower Gazpacho

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Aaaand action! After a well deserved summer break, I’m finally back for more delicious recipes. Prepare yourself for many new culinary experiments over the coming year. Starting today actually, with this new twist on an old classic.

My love for gazpacho started back when I used to spend my summers in Spain. Growing up, we would go down to my grandparents’ beachhouse with all of my cousins. Those were the best days, when we would lounge by the pool or the sea, and play all kinds of games together. I remember long meals where the eight of us would sit around the kids table, and have conversations that were (obviously) much more interesting than our parents’. Our staple meals always included my grandmother’s homemade gazpacho, which was a true house favorite. She’d start preparing it bright and early, giving the soup just enough time to chill in the fridge before lunch. I would watch and try to help her with an “essential” step or two, like soaking the bread in ice cold water.

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The Best Hummus You Will Ever Make

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Ambitious title, I know. But I hope I’ve enticed your appetite, because you’re in for a treat!

Hummus is one of those small things in life that make me happy. I can’t say no to this dip. Luckily for me, there’s an amazing place to get delicious hummus in Philadelphia. It’s a hummusiya called Dizengoff, where they serve it with different toppings, changing daily. Some days you can get lamb, fava beans, or hard boiled eggs, and others you can expect avocado, chicken skin or beets for example. They come up with really creative flavors that pair so well with their hummus. They also make it extremely creamy, with lots of tahini just how I like it. Finally, they serve it with freshly baked homemade pitas that are like no other you’ve tasted before. It’s such a great combo I could eat it all day everyday. Continue reading “The Best Hummus You Will Ever Make”

Spaghetti with a Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo”

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It’s here everybody! It’s finally here! The first copy of my cookbook has arrived in the mail!!

How did this happen??? So you know how I worked on a “Passion Project” for this whole semester? Well to mark the end of it, I had to pick a final deliverable. Naturally I chose to make a fully printed, legit cookbook! (aka a dream come true!) After countless hours working on the layout, I finally sent it to the publisher and received it at my house! Continue reading “Spaghetti with a Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo””

Passion Project: My (Better Than Take-Out) Chicken Tikka Masala

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DSC_0106-2  recettebilingue I couldn’t possibly complete my chicken week without one of my favorite chicken dishes: tikka masala! a.k.a, the most British of all Indian dishes! Did you know that the debate still rages about this recipe’s origin? Though India claims its creation, the British have declared it “British National Dish.” So what’s the story behind Tikka Masala exactly? Continue reading “Passion Project: My (Better Than Take-Out) Chicken Tikka Masala”

Passion Project: Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes

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For this fourth day of my “chicken week”, I’m taking you on a short trip to Asia! More specifically, I’m exploring one of Thailand’s specialties (and my go-to alternative order to Pad Thai): coconut-based yellow curry with chicken and potatoes. Can you smell the lemongrass, ginger, and all of the spices developing? Because I can, and how I wish I could share that! Continue reading “Passion Project: Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes”