Category: Appetizer/Side

Garlic Eggplant Hummus

This is a simpler variation on Marcus Samuelson’s Chickpea-Eggplant Dip in Soul of a New Cuisine.  It’s by far the best hummus I’ve ever had, so smooth, almost silky with that deep eggplant taste.  Love love love it. Ingredients: 3 cans chickpeas, drained 1 carrot, sliced 1 large Spanish onion, chopped 2 t garlic, chopped […]

Mexican VegBeef Tamales

I love tamales, and wish vegetarian versions were more commonly available.  Below is Tyler Florence’s recipe adapted for our vegetarian diet.  Takes a while to make, but is totally worth it.  Has that perfect blend of chilies, vegetarian beef, and sweet corn.  This version is very mild, with just a touch of heat. Ingredients: 1 […]

Turkish Ezogelin Soup

When I was in college back in Turkey, it was common for us students to eat cheap fixed menus at nearby restaurants which usually consists of soup, rice, a meat dish, and a dessert. My soup of choice (if there was any choice) was always Ezogelin. Tasty mixture of lentils and bulgur in a tomato-based soup, […]