Pine Nut Paprika Houmous

So today is the two year anniversary of happyspinach etc.  I really do wish I was more prepared for it (i.e., a cake recipe), but I just found out about it when I logged on to post this houmous recipe.  My blog certainly has come a long way since my first embarrassing post, and it has certainly […]

Champignons Sautés à la Bordelaise

It’s about time we continued our dive into French food, no? These champignons are so easy to make, it’s almost criminal. Enjoy, lovelies. CHAMPIGNONS SAUTÉS À LA BORDELAISE Gingerly adapted from the talented and enigmatic Julia Child.  Recipe can be found in her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I. 225 grams / 1/2 pound […]

Black Bean Quesadilla

This simple, one-serving quesadilla came together out of hungry desperation.  It’s hearty and satisfying and delicious Mexican, granted it’s not entirely traditional due to its addition of pesto.  Regardless, the end result is a fresh and vibrant “fusion” quesadilla that’s perfect to eat whenever. Unlike most quesadillas, this one is heated in the broiler, which achieves […]

Mung Bean and Walnut Houmous

Lately I have been very restless.  I want to go do something exciting and adventurous.  Go on a road trip, perhaps?  To somewhere not terribly famous, but quaint and rustic and charming and just plum-dandy wonderful! It’s actually very strange for me to want to go on a road trip.  I tend to not feel […]

Garlic Houmous

It’s funny how new things can change your perspective.  For instance, ever since I’ve become a sort of “amateur food photographer/stylist” I’ve begun to look at photography in a completely new light.  Another example is the book I’ve been reading, Figures of Speech.  It’s the most witty, novel book written by Arthur Quinn (most certainly worth […]

A California Girl’s Take on Black Eye Peas

Some days are suckey.  Days where everything that could possibly go wrong do go wrong, and you just want to throw your music stand across the room. But!  Then there are those non-suckey days, where you hang out with your friends all afternoon, cooking, gaming, laughing, and eventually ending up piled on the couch squealing as you […]