2010-02-24

Mezze

The 2010 February Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid.
Wow. It's already been over two months since my last post. I took a new position at work at the beginning of the year, which radically changed my schedule and increased the number of days I work from 3 to 5. It's put a strain on all of us at the House of Food Allergies, but I keep reminding myself to be grateful for the job (and the health insurance that comes with it.)
Blogging was one of the first things that took a hit when I had to prioritize household necessities on the fly, and to be honest, I've really missed it. I still take notes for all the recipes I want to share here, and still have the automatic "I need to blog about this!" reflex whenever something food allergy related occurs. It's especially frustrating, because I had all kinds of plans for changing the look and format of the blog itself before my schedule imploded.
I'd rather do limited blogging than none at all, so here is my belated Daring Cooks offering for this month, featuring a lovely cell phone photo. Since "Make Your Own Taco" is currently one of The Kid's most requested meals, I billed this as a "Make Your Own Pita" event. I baked the pitas, made hummus and tabouleh, chopped up some veggies, and cooked up some chicken with lots of cumin for my meat lovin' hubby. Unfortunately, the pitas were the only thing The Kid really liked. (Those of us over the age of six were far more enthusiastic about the rest of the meal.)
I'm looking forward to trying the homemade falafel recipe, too, since I used to make it regularly before I began reading labels. (All mixes I've checked at the store have facilities warnings on them.) I might even get to post it. Many thanks to Michele for a great challenge and a return to blogging!

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Good luck with getting back into blogging! It has become such a great hobby for me. I am so scared the same thing will happen as at my company as they are restructuring teams and I will have a new supervisor. Not sure if this will entail longer hours. Just trying not to think about it. Great idea with the make your own taco idea! My 18 month old may be a bit young but I can't wait to do all this with her in the future!

Allergy Mom said...

That spread looks mouth-watering, and I see the fluffy white pita peeking out of the white cloth too.

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