Three recipes in a row from the same cookbook! This is probably the way I should have been posting all along. The thing is, Honey & Co made it so easy. This cookbook has got to be one of the best random cookbook purchases I have ever made. The recipes are so interesting, so different from what I usually cook, the stories are sweet and work well, and the food is really delicious. It’s not perfect – there are certainly some places where clarity of instruction is lacking. But since every time I’ve made something it has turned out great, it is pretty difficult to judge them harshly. Cooking from Honey & Co has forced me to stretch and really consider where I am going with the dish, which is certainly a bonus. In fact, I am so enthralled, I special ordered the Honey & Co: Baking cookbook from the UK (since it’s not available here) so that I have an excuse to keep posting their recipes here.
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Mushroom sfiha, the second recipe I chose from Honey & Co, is defined by the ever-helpful Wikipedia as a type of open-faced savory pie (aka a pizza) originating from the Eastern Mediterranean. Historically lamb-based, Honey & Co’s version is within their vegetarian mains section and features mushrooms as the main topping. I picked this recipe for two reasons – well, maybe three. I love bread-based dishes, I like pretty much any dish that includes mushrooms, and most importantly, Itamar and Sarit write that if you only cook one dish from their cookbook, it should be this one.
What do you make for dinner when snowbound by 2016’s first blizzard? A hearty, satisfying casserole, of course! Casseroles may be intended for sharing, but they are pretty terrific for digging into by yourself on a warm couch while watching the snow too. Since I wasn’t going to be going grocery shopping, I needed to choose something I had all the ingredients for already. Enter two heads of cauliflower, kale, ground lamb, tahini paste, Greek yogurt, eggs, and parsley. I know – that doesn’t sound like any casserole I had heard of before last summer. Before I read Honey & Co.