Tuesday, January 26, 2010

chocolate wafer bars

Dark chocolate wafer bars, courtesy of Q bel. Light and crispy wafers sandwiched around smooth chocolate cream, coated by a shell of dark chocolate. A perfect combination of textures... now they just need to make some of those other flavors vegan :)

stuffed acorn squash

Acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, pistachios, and cranberries.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moroccan carrot, beet, radish & eggplant salads

The veggie sampler plate, from Kif in Brooklyn. Candied red radishes, carrots with cinnamon and raisins, roasted beets, roasted eggplant pure...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chakalaka, Umngqushu Stambu, Uputhu & Pop

Fabulous side dishes at Madiba, a South African restaurant in Brooklyn, clockwise from top:
- Uputhu & Pop: boiled, ground cornmeal with tomato onion gravy
- Umngqushu Stambu: crushed corn and speckled bean stew
- Chakalaka: spicy mix of baked beans, carrots, tomato, peppers and onion
The chakalaka at least is very easy to make at home... I'll have to try the others soon.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Squat tomato-shaped fuyu persimmon (non-astringent) on the top, hachiya persimmon (astringent) on the bottom.