Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is a first for me: Two posts in one day! Ay-yay-yay. But hopefully you’ll have as much with both of them as I have! Although I usually have a tough time picking a recipe for the Secret Recipe Club, this month it was no contest. These Asian Lettuce Wraps called to me. Not that Veronica’s Cornucopia doesn’t have a million recipes that I want to try – I’ve bookmarked this Watermelon and Black Bean Salsa, Avocado Chocolate Pudding, and General Tso’s Chicken, to name a few. But I’ve had Asian Lettuce Wraps on the brain for a while and these looked just perfect. I was thrilled to be assigned Veronica’s Cornucopia this month – please stop by and check out her gorgeous blog if you haven’t already! Continue reading “Asian Lettuce Wraps”

Turkey Enchiladas and a Mexican-themed Blog Hop

Turkey Enchiladas with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce

Oh how I miss good Mexican food! Israel is a food lover’s paradise, but reasonably enough Mexican is not one of the country’s culinary strengths. As a friend of a friend once said, “Why we should have Mexican food? We are not Mexican.” Point taken. So that leaves it up to me and my kitchen, where I’ve managed to produce some satisfying alternatives. I first saw the recipe that inspired me on Pinterest, and was immediately sold on the idea of a chipotle sour cream sauce. While I had yet to find chiles in adobo (I just did in Tel Aviv and am so excited!), I had brought back some chipotle powder from the States and was excited to put it to good use. Continue reading “Turkey Enchiladas and a Mexican-themed Blog Hop”

Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

Sriracha Turkey MeatballsWhen I saw Martha Stewart’s recipe for Asian Turkey Meatballs, I didn’t just bookmark them, I made them immediately. Like that night. I’ve been obsessed with turkey meatballs lately and make these at least once a month. But these had something else going for them: Sriracha. I was thrilled to find a bottle of the real stuff in the Asian specialty store in Jerusalem since my husband puts it on everything, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This simple but genius recipe calls for Sriracha in the meatballs along with bread crumbs, fresh cilantro, scallions, fish sauce, and sesame oil. The result is a super flavorful meatball with a nice (but not unbearable) kick. Those needing more can put additional Sriracha on the meatballs. My husband did! Continue reading “Sriracha Turkey Meatballs”

Daring Cooks: Oolong Turkey Breast

Way back when I was a nascent food blogger (of a now defunct blog more embarrassing to look at than middle school photos), only just discovering the wonderful world of culinary media, I was a member of Daring Bakers. It was an amazing community that pushed me to try things I had yet to make like flourless chocolate cake and tuiles (neither of which are nearly as intimidating now as they were then). But then I got a job – my dream job, where I professionally lived and breathed food – and my blog fell to the wayside, along with my membership to Daring Bakers. You can imagine my excitement when I began blogging again to see that not only was Daring Bakers still around (and my, how it has grown!), but they had expanded to Daring Cooks. Now there’s something I could really get into. Continue reading “Daring Cooks: Oolong Turkey Breast”

Turkey Meatballs with Dates, Lentils and Yogurt Sauce

As an Italian-American, meatballs are in my blood. They are one of the many comfort foods of my people, gifted to the world in the form of polpette appetizers, spaghetti with meatballs, and meatball subs. I may, however, be able to concede that Italians are not the only people who can lay claim to the mighty meatball. These baked turkey meatballs, for example, are definitely not Italian. Mixed with dates, sesame seeds, and breadcrumbs and served with lentils and yogurt sauce it has a Mediterranean-meets-Middle East vibe. Continue reading “Turkey Meatballs with Dates, Lentils and Yogurt Sauce”