Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rick Bayless’s Red Tomato Rice

12 ounces (2 medium-small round or 4 to 6 plum) very ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped OR one 15-ounce can good-quality whole tomatoes in juice, drained 1/2 small white onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved 1 … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1/2 cup shortening 8 T unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 3 T 2 large eggs 1 T cinnamon 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sift … Continue reading

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Hummus bi Tahina (Chickpea and Sesame Dip)

4 oz chickpeas, soaked for a few hours Juice of 2 lemons 3 T tahina (paste made from ground sesame seeds) 2 garlic cloves, crushed salt Garnish: 1 T olive oil 1 t paprika a few springs of parsley, finely … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach

Small Portions are filling. Creamed spinach also serves as a filling for mushrooms, and zucchini, cannelloni, ravioli, and pancakes or crepes. Wash thoroughly, but do not dry: 1 1/2 to 2 pounds spinach, stemmed Place in a large saucepan over … Continue reading

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