Easy side from the Williams-Sonoma Vegetable cookbook.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
This is one of those recipes I saw and wanted to make that night for dinner. I decided to to save it for entertaining friends this weekend, but they ended up canceling. John and I had them for dinner anyway and they were really satisfying. The chickpeas don’t taste like meat but they make it taste like you’re not just eating condiment fajitas, if that makes sense.
It probably seems bad that this is the first Kitchen Resolution I’m posting and we’re a quarter of the way through the year. But several of them this time are cumulative, and I’ve made good progress with three: cooking more with grains, trying out root vegetables and Cooking Through My Cookbooks. So I’m good. And this first one is an exciting one…pierogis!
I’m Polish, so pierogis played a big role in my holiday celebrations growing up. But there’s not really a family recipe hanging around or anything – we tend to just buy them from the local church when my family cooks them. But my friend Pam lent me her grandma’s recipe instead, and they turned out really well.
This recipe is labor intensive, but it isn’t difficult. Could have used a little salt in the filling, and a couple fell apart when I boiled them, but we really enjoyed these for dinner with a nice Caesar salad on the side. Recipe note: I had a LOT of leftover filling so I froze it and plan to use it to make another batch soon.
Kind of an oddball recipe but interesting flavors here.
Tried out a new crab cake recipe. Still don’t feel like I’ve found my go-to recipe for these, but not a bad dinner, regardless. Pictured with smashed potatoes and edamame (recipe to follow). From one of my seafood cookbooks.
Update: These actually ended up working better as crabcake sandwiches next day (probably since they’re a bit mushy). Good with an English muffin as your bread and a little mayo or mustard.