Friday Food Round-Up!

Happy Friday Food Round-Up, kittens!

Let’s get going.

Miscellaneous – Black Bean, Roasted Corn & Avocado Salad On a Bed of Red Quinoa from The Back Of A Bag Of Trader Joe’s Red Quinoa


I needed to bring a dish to share for our hamantaschen baking-fest.

And I needed some leftovers to fill out the odd-lunch this week.

Let’s all give an amen for quinoa salad.

Monday – Shakshuka from Jerusalem


Marcus and I made a version of shakshuka from a promotional bon appetit cookbook awhile back.  And it was…fine.  An easy meal that I would make again.

Then I had shakshuka in Jerusalem – some of it good and some of it bad.

Ottolenghi’s version was a revelation.

What escaped off-camera was the crusty bread we were dipping into the arrangement.

It does incorporate 2T of harissa into the dish, so if you’re spice-averse, consider yourself warned.  To me, it was just the perfect touch.

Wednesday – Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs and Smashed Chickpea Salad from The Smitten Kitchen.




I didn’t know what to expect with the combination of chickpea salad and meatballs.

After I went back to the cookbook and read Deb’s description of the meal, I noticed the comparison to falafel.  And suddenly, everything made sense.

The world was a little bit brighter.


4 responses to “Friday Food Round-Up!

  1. Love meatballs. So. Much.
    By the way, finally made channa masala a few weeks ago. So easy, so delicious (though my kids were not fans). Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, I should make some this weekend. Kicking myself for taking so long to try it.

  2. I also love meatballs so much. This all looks so great. I love Trader Joe’s. Another great Friday Food Round Up!!! Love to you! And happy weekend!

    Shauna xoxoxoxoxox

  3. I had to google Shakshuka, but I still don’t get how you eat this. You dunk crusty bread into it? I have a feeling I need this in my life.

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