Remember last week when I shared the cookbooks Hubby surprised me with? Well this weekend I took one of them on a test drive! Oh it was so much fun!
First off, the book is just beautiful. Here is what I mean. I just had to take some pictures of the inside.
The layout is bright and festive. It is just screaming, “Come cook with me!” I am a visual person. I like lots of pictures in cookbooks. I want to know what the dish is suppose to look like. If I get close, I feel like I won. I also like to see how they present the food. Presentation is everything! One of the lovely things about Mediterranean cuisine is the colors. Each dish is a work of art in more ways than one. For those of us that had a difficult time doing a paint by number project, this is how I get my creative juices flying.
The first dish I made was Cinnamon Braised Beef Tajini. I sautéed bell peppers and mushrooms in a truffle olive oil for some color. Finally, I topped it off with a generous sprinkle of cilantro.
It was amazing. The favors blended well together. I was so proud of myself.
With the second try, I thought breakfast. I made the Fried Sweet Potato Omelet.
Oh, we enjoyed ourselves with this meal. I would have never thought sweet potatoes for breakfast. Boy, I will now.
I cannot wait to dig into it some more. It’s a wonder that we are so delighted with food. I know it is because I have so much fun cooking it!