Prompt Recap: February 22, 2015

Missed a day or looking for help in planning your week ahead? Here’s a recap of last week’s dinner prompts, including recipe links:


Cowboy: something feisty that brings out your fighting spirit

Scottsdale

 


Tossed: a jumble of flavors & textures that work well together

market cart

 


Pesto: something with a rich herb paste accompaniment

basil 2014

 


Celery: something green, earthy and grounding, with a promise of spring to come

True Vine celery

 


Fire: something with lingering warmth

Fire

 


Surf: something that helps you ride the waves of winter

oysters on the halfshell june 2014-Edit

 


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Surf

Something that helps you ride the waves of winter

oysters on the halfshell june 2014-Edit


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Cioppino
  • Weeknight Reality: Linguini with clams, lemon and parsley or homemade fish ‘n chips
  • Need a Miracle: tapas plates with smoked oysters, cocktail shrimp, smoked trout and toast points

Recipe Links


Parting Thought

“I’m surfing the giant life wave.”

William Shatner

Green


“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.”

Federico Garcia Lorca

greens

So, you want to want to eat more plants, but what you really, truly want is a big bowl of pasta, drenched in butter? Totally get it. Sometimes the trick is just to balance the proportion of green to starch – make a vegetable-laden risotto, for example. Or make a small dish of starch to satisfy that craving, and make a bigger dish of salad that has lots of flavors (and maybe a creamy, avocado-based dressing?).

Love to Cook: It sounds weird, but it’s delicious: Dave T’s Spinach Cake- David Lebovitz.

Weeknight Reality: Almost every good salad ingredient is available pre-cut, pre-washed, and ready to dump in a bowl. If you need help selecting the particular items, take a peek at Mark Bittman’s 101 Salad Suggestions. The varieties are almost endless, and all good, and all super fast.

Need a Miracle: Tabbouli, from the store, served on a bed of greens, topped with an egg.