Protein Rich Pita Pizzas

Protein Rich, Personal Pita Pizzas

July 22, 2012 | 12 Comments

I didn’t enjoy the movie Eat, Pray, Love.  I don’t think I saw the whole thing, in fact I recall being pleased that our viewing was interrupted by a visitor at the door or a waking child.  Nonetheless, the Eat section of the movie was my favorite by far.  More than once, we have replicated that...

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Barbeque, as I found out the hard way, is more than hot dogs and hamburgers cooked outdoors over a disposable grill.  When I was growing up, the height of summer was marked by a drive to the beach, undeterred by the rain, with a pathetic aluminum grill.  More often than not out outdoor adventure was challenged...

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Frosty Basil Lemonade

July 16, 2012 | 17 Comments

Desserts aren’t really my thing.  My sweet tooth is minimal and I’d rather fill up on real “from the earth” foods rather than cakes, cookies or ices.  If I recall correctly, the only dessert I have shared with you to-date is an Avocado Chocolate Mousse and that was written by my wife.  Today, I step...

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Slow Cooked Jackfruit BBQ [Vegan]

July 10, 2012 | 12 Comments

Each Wednesday, after visiting the Farmers Market, my wife and a friend visit the international market to stock up on raw coconuts, whole cumin seeds, hot sauce and other exotic ingredients household staples that we store next to our marmite stash.  I always find it amazing how hard it can be to find a loaf...

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Recipe Roundup (June 2012)

July 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

I tend to think that birthday’s are a big deal so in cooking, commemorating and cleaning for my wife’s special birthday over the weekend, I saw my oven clock display 2:00AM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Friday night’s dinner for 12 consisted of hummus with meat, home-fried tortilla chips, grilled lamb with corn, individual potato...

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Roasted Eggplant Hummus

June 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

If you are following me on Facebook, you’ll notice my Thursday night routine often includes a variation a hummus theme.  When I was asked to share a recipe with My Imperfect kitchen, I thought that this would be a great place to share my babaganush-hummus combo, roasted eggplant hummus.  I won’t spoil the surprise here, but if...

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Quinoa Felafel

Falafel Flavored Quinoa Burgers

June 24, 2012 | 21 Comments

The leftover dilemma arrives every week.  Some time between lunch and dinner time on Sunday I realize the fridge is full of food but I don’t want to re-eat Friday night dinner for the next three or four meals.  Combining bok choy with some other veggies will give us a great stir fry for tomorrow...

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Soaking Chickpeas

How to Cook Chickpeas

June 22, 2012 | 12 Comments

I make a lot of hummus.  I love the chickpea.  If you've visited This American Bite before, this comes as no surprise.  You'll also know that I prefer to used dried chickpeas rather than canned.  Dried beans and pulses often cost less than their canned counterparts but leave the cook wondering how to perfect them.  Well,...

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