Wednesday, August 13, 2008

salads (and potatoes) for dinner

The top picture is fattoush, made from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, but lacking the cilantro and sumac. I added chickpeas for a little extra protein (plus they were just sitting there . . . ) For the bread I used the leftovers from Monday night's crackerbread, but pita would be better -- just a little thicker and spongier. This was delicious, though!
The middle picture is a cucumber salad I found on David Leibovitz's blog. I've read him for a long while, and I gave Aaron and Rachele a copy of one of his books for Christmas last year, but this is the first recipe I was compelled to try, and I have to say, it was simply phenomenal. I had slim pickin's for dill from my garden (most of it has gone to seed) but other than the tiny amount of dill, I followed the recipe exactly. Oh, and I used a French goat's milk feta I bought at Russo's a couple of weeks ago, which is excellent, creamy, and not too salty.
Finally, another gratuitous potato picture. Just in case anyone out there thinks my kids are happily wolfing down fattoush and cucumer and feta salad for dinner. (Hysterical laughter.)


Kim Foster said...

Wow! You have great eaters. That's obviously because of what you put on the table.

And I love your cooking philosophy - cooking what you love to eat. That's what it's about isn't it?

I'll be back for more, for sure. And thanks for finding me!

from "The Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet"

Tall Kate said...

Thanks for coming by, Kim! I just found your blog and am reading through the archives and howling.