Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mezza, Bread, and the Staples

Hi Yall!

Sorry for the absence in posting, but we've been busy during the weekends with cooking/baking and being creative doing crafts and scrapbook!

Our lovely Mom is visiting us (she says hi to the bloggers out there!) and so we've been having fun with her here.

We visited the lovely Ya Hala Lebanese Restaurant in Portland, one of the best restaurants in Portland! Fresh out of the oven pita bread, with mezza platters that include hummus, tabouli, falafel, kibbeh (bulgur tomato pate), and swiss chard lentil soup! Great feast for a rainy day!

Our bread baking this week was soft wheat rolls! We are having some for dinner with lentil pumpkin seed veggie burgers and a spinach bean dip with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and parsley.

Tomorrow we plan on getting our food staples! Kamut flour, spelt flour, grain cereals, porridges, and flakes all at Bob's Red Mill! Our mom loves Bob's, so she's excited to go to the visitor center, and we also we will be doing the plant tour!

New to Bob's? Check out our visit back last October.

We are apart of the CSA Community Supportive Agriculture program and we've been enjoying fresh greens. Here we made pasta with greens, garlic, leeks, and olives!

Have a great week!

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Andrea said...

I'd love to visit Bob's Red Mill some day. I use their products a lot.

The restaurant you described reminds me of the Middle Eastern mezze cooking class I recently took - it was great.

Your bread and pasta look delicious!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Sounds like a great time! That last pasta dish looks SO amazing, there is nothing better than a hearty bowl of pasta. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Those rolls look so light and fluffy!
Congrats on the blogger award :)

Anonymous said...

That pasta looks great. Good blog you've got going on here girls!