(it’s a “double post day”…if you’re reading this one first, you’ll notice the ‘coffee’ post below from earlier this morning. enjoy!).
Speaking of coffee, I was having it with a friend yesterday and we had a long conversation about making dinner with less meat. The ears at the SF Chronicle must have been burning! There is a nice article today with ideas for meatless dinners. I love the Italian Farro and Beans recipe, especially if you make your own veggie stock (the recipe is there). It could not be easier and, compared to the bland stuff you buy at the market, it will blow you away.
If you bring your lunch to work, you will love the LA Times article about getting creative with your lunch box. I don’t know if it was the Dandelion Green and Goat Cheese Empanadas, the Black Bean and Chorizo Soup, or the Pan Bagnat but, I may just pack a lunch to try these things out.
Maybe it’s my pending trip to Thailand but, the recipe in today’s NY Times for Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup sounds like the perfect meal on one of those cold wintery days. Of course the video of Mark Bittman cooking Chicken with Jamie Oliver is a lot of fun too…as Jamie says ‘It’s not going to change your life but, it’s lovely”.
Sriracha sauce is a firey Asian condiment that I’ve grown to love. The combination of bright red chilis and a bit of vinegar give it a great kick. Today’s Seattle Times has a recipe for Chinese Restaurant BBQ Ribs that uses a combination of Sriracha and honey to glaze baby back ribs. This sounds like the perfect match to me!