Three very good recipes from recent days:
1. Massaged Kale Caesar Salad
No one was lying when they said this was the best. I broke down and actually bought a tube of anchovy paste. (I squirted out 3 little lines, the length of the size I imagine anchovies are, never having consciously eaten one.) I used a lot of olive oil (& a dab of butter) on the croutons. Make this tonight. And get good parm.
2. H&M’s Wasabi Salmon Burgers
So, Heather and Matt didn’t invent these, but they told me about them (more than once), so I’m giving them a lil’ credit. I finally made them. WE LOVED THEM. As the comments say, add breadcrumbs- I added about half a cup of unseasoned, regular ‘crumbs, but I’m sure panko or seasoned would work too. On the side, we had Ina’s roasted butternut squash. Honestly, we were raving about these salmon cakes the next day, and the next. One more thing- don’t give up on wasabi powder. I almost bought wasabi paste because I couldn’t find the powder, but I eventually found it- it looks like a little tub of eye cream. (about that size.)
3. Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth
I was looking on Cooking Light for slow cooker recipes and found this one. I can’t say it was the absolute best thing I’ve ever had, but it was really good, especially for a vegan dish. Chris was a champ and [despite being a voracious carnivore] had 2 servings & no meat afterwards “as a snack.” I think part of the reason I loved this was the cilantro- I’ll eat anything with cilantro on it- but I’d make it again even without the cilantro. I used 1 large, fresh chopped jalapeno instead of the pickled jalapeno. Easy, cheap, rib-sticking.