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My all-time favorite soup is this cauliflower one, which I lovingly call constellation cauliflower soup because after I swirl in cream, and crack on pepper, and sprinkle on chili flakes, it looks like a beautiful photo of our solar system.
Tamarind paste. It’s not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ratatouille, right? Me neither.
As young children, we are taught to believe that hard work will be rewarded in the long run. Reap, and you shall sow. Put all of your effort into what you're doing, and somehow, someway you will succeed. I believe this principle with all of my heart. However, when planning a party this excellent life philosophy can be gently set aside.
Typically, when I make salads at home, they are busy. They have many ingredients, textures, and complex dressings. But not this guy, oh no. This salad is a lesson in simplicity.
When thinking about the guests at my party, I recognized that it was a diverse bunch. My brother's friend Jakob was coming, who is a vegan. My mom is a cheese-lover, and my father adores salami. So I figured this was the perfect chance to create a trio of "boards" if you will. I love setting these up on my living room coffee table so that as guests come in, they can nibble. It also buys you (the host) some time to put together finishing touches.
For a while I contemplated sharing a recipe for anything other than guacamole because I get it...how many times can we sing praise for mashed avocado with cilantro and lime? I hear you. But wait... what if you don't have a go-to recipe for your favorite guac? What if you're always eyeballing this and that, sometimes achieving avocado nirvana, other times blinking doubly as you taste your acidic concoction? It has taken me a long time but I have found my favorite recipe, and I rarely stray from it.
Two secret ingredients make these baked chicken cutlets crispy + delicious...