This past weekend, Rene and I finally hosted our official housewarming party/his belated birthday celebration. To have all our friends over, mingling, laughing and drinking all night, in a place that's all our own, was worth the wait and as awesome as was expected. Being an adult definitely has its advantages!Instead of serving chips and salsa and sad crudites, I made some of my favorite dishes, to be served buffet-style. There was boeuf bourguignon, mac & cheese, roasted purple and white potatoes, my beloved goat cheese and caramelized onion crostini, and a . . .
Firstly, thank you all so much for your awesome comments on my last post! I'm so touched by all the positivity coming my way.Secondly, I'm very excited to tell you about this purple cabbage slaw! (It's definitely not normal to be this hyped up about a salad.)I had a head of purple cabbage in my fridge over the weekend and really wanted to make something summery and unique out of it. Since nothing screams summer more than corn, the bright yellow kernels entered the equation next. Refreshing cilantro followed, some blue cheese went in for fun, and I figured . . .
Bread is my favorite food. In a hypothetical line-up of all indulgent foods, I would undoubtedly go for the breads first. I don't even know what about it I find so irresistible, but yet again, I will pin it on my Soviet upbringing.Like the French, and this is likely our only similarity, we used to buy fresh bread daily. The bread contained no preservatives so it went bad pretty quickly, and we never stored it in the fridge since we owned neither toaster nor microwave to revive it with later. The bread was often still warm when we brought it home from the bakery and . . .
I happen to love chicken salad. I usually make it with apples, pineapple and/or dried cranberries or cherries. This time I wanted to jazz things up so I decided to add one of my favorite things - yellow curry powder. I thoroughly enjoyed the result and I'm pretty sure I'll never make chicken salad without it again.Curry fun fact? It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And, studies show that it may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.(Yield: 4 servings)Ingredients:1 boiled chicken breast, diced1/2 c finely diced apple (like . . .