Roast Pumpkin Hummus v2

Roast Pumpkin Hummus v2 Makes about 2 cups 1 (15oz) can chickpeas 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small pumpkin 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided (plus extra for garnish) 1 teaspoon za’atar seasoning (plus extra for garnish) 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (plus extra for garnish) 1 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup freshContinue reading “Roast Pumpkin Hummus v2”

Crisp Tofu Souvlaki

So I have to preface this post with a couple things. One is that I am not vegetarian (as some sometimes assume, given the plant based recipes I often post). I eat meat, albeit small quantities, on most work days as I eat what I cook for others. But when off the clock I eatContinue reading “Crisp Tofu Souvlaki”

Pickle Me This

A couple weeks ago at the beginning of my “staycation” I began a few ferments. Given the weather my teeny kitchen is a bit toasty this time of year so they only took two weeks. Here they are re-packaged and ready for the fridge. From left to right… Louisiana-style fermented hot sauce (made with jalapeno),Continue reading “Pickle Me This”

Ma Petite Cuisine

Ma petite cuisine (my tiny kitchen), or I should say, my tiny, crowded, disheveled, but very functional kitchen. I’ve worked in plenty of kitchens throughout my life but this is my favorite. It’s a galley really, a little longer than it is wide in a small 1860’s house in one of Buffalo’s older neighborhoods. ForContinue reading “Ma Petite Cuisine”

Baba Ghanouj

One component of dinner last night and lunch today: Hummus’ first cousin, Baba Ghanouj. Pictured here garnished with smoked paprika, za’atar, Aleppo pepper, and virgin oil. Baba Ghanouj Makes about 1 ½ cups 1 medium eggplant, stem removed and split lengthwise 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered 2 jalapeno, seeded and split lengthwise 4 clovesContinue reading “Baba Ghanouj”

24 March 2022

(Note: if you are here for the recipe it is at the bottom of this post) 24 March 2022 Thursday. 11:30am. Starbucks on Delaware. Sitting in the same seat I often did while studying for a BA a few years ago. It feels oddly satisfying. Returned from NYC yesterday via Amtrak. It felt good toContinue reading “24 March 2022”