Gazpacho soup, nice and refreshing on a hot summer day like today.
Chopped up 2 beef steak tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, garlic, onion into small pieces. Added 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 sherry vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and blended together with my immersion blender. Chilled in the fridge for several hours.
Slow cooked chicken and farro.
Recipe here: http://www.realsimple.com/m/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-risotto-00100000112053/
On the theme of trying new recipes, I found this one for farro. It’s a type of grain, similar to rice, that’s kind of nutty and chewy. Supposed to be high in fiber and protein and other good stuff. This recipe here makes the farro nice and creamy, sort of like a risotto. I was initially worried the recipe didn’t contain enough liquids but it was fine (I guess the mushrooms and leeks release a fair amount of water)
Edit: I need to work on this food photography business…
Lately I’ve been trying to mix things up and use produce I don’t normally buy.
Last night I bought a bundle of leeks, and made this pages with sausage and leek sauce (recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bow-ties-with-sausage-and-leek-sauce-recipe.html)
Only changes to the recipe were the use of beef broth, only 1tbsp of butter, and no additional salt (sauce was salty enough). I also let the sauce boil for about 5 min on high with the lid off to try and reduce the liquid (added too much broth!) Overall it was pretty tasty and I’d make it again!