Food Of Late

Roasted root veggies for the babe. He likes to pick up his food now.
I salvaged the slow-cooked broccoli. It's a long story.

This broccoli obsession is courtesy of my friend, Krista. She makes this AMAZING slow-cooked broccoli dish that I’ve tried twice to make and failed. But I think I’ve found a method that works for me. I dump a big bunch of blanched broccoli (long pieces with plenty of stem attached, just make sure to peel a bit if it’s woody), 6 cloves of sliced garlic, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup olive oil in a crock pot and let it go for 4 hours. If it’s not where you want it (carmelized, soft, but still holds it’s shape, and not a lot of liquid-this has alluded me thus far), drain liquid, put broccoli on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast at 375 degrees until you get that deeply brown, lacquered looking broccoli, about 20-30 minutes.

I know, what a giant pain in the ass for broccoli. It’s worth it, my friends. It’s broccoli transcended. I really need to watch Krista make it.

Roasted garlic hummus.
For everyone.

After thoroughly enjoying Gratitude Cafe, I decided that in this age of barely seasoned food for babe, the trick to tasty eating for the adult palette is all about sauces, spreads, dressings, and condiments. Making our own hummus is only the beginning…

Individual Spinach and Gruyere Strata for new clients. Egg hater husband ate them all up!

 

Party food. I made roasted garlic hummus, reuben dip, vegan spinach dip, apple pear sauce (for the babes), and Oreo bars.

 

The spread was klassy. Notice nothing matches and I didn't even put out a table cloth cuz I knew Ian would pull it right off. Oh, I made pumpkin dip, too, with cinnamon grahams.

 

The reuben dip was amazing. I may have to repeat that at Christmas provided I have an oven that works by then.

 

Oreo bars. Tasted like Rice Krispy treats, Oreos, and fudge had a baby.

 

All recipes can be found on my Pinterest boards. Check it.

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