In case you weren’t 100% clear, chickpea = garbanzo bean and garbanzo bean = chickpea, just to make sure there’s no confusion. As I was writing that, I looked up why it is that chickpeas are called both chickpeas and garbanzo beans – and it is now my duty to inform you! The etymology of… Continue reading 64. Find a use for that garbanzo bean flour
Hang with me now, I know it sounds weird. I had been trying to psych myself up for this one for a long time now, so I get it. It sounds gross, you imagine that it’s gross, why would you ruin a good thing, etc. Again, I get it. The thing is though… you’re wrong.… Continue reading 32. Black bean brownies
I can tell you with no shame that I was really afraid to make a soufflé. I had it in my head as this insurmountable challenge that I would probably totally mess up and it would take me try after try to get it right. But I did it. And I’m super proud. It wasn’t… Continue reading 18. A soufflé
As the title may suggest, not only have I never tried gazpacho, but I have pretty much been afraid of it for as long as I’ve been aware of it’s existence. Cold soup?! No thank you! Eventually, I got around to being mature enough to add it to my list of resolutions to make and… Continue reading 48. Be brave and try gazpacho
Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake?! I certainly do, but I’ve never actually made one myself. Until recently, that is. My husband isn’t crazy about cheesecake, and I never wanted to make an entire cheesecake for myself. That seemed irresponsible. My dad had a big birthday coming up (60!) and I knew I needed something extra… Continue reading 58. Cheesecake
As that exclamation point would entail, I was extremely excited to try dragonfruit. I’ve heard of it, I’ve seen how beautiful it is, and I’ve seen people use it to make really unique looking dishes on Pinterest. I picked one up at (my favorite!) Dekalb Farmer’s Market, and honestly didn’t have big plans for what… Continue reading 52. Dragonfruit!
If you can’t get behind cheese grits, then are you a real person? I’m not sure. I suppose I’m biased, I am a Girl Raised In The South after all (ha ha…get it…?). But if you don’t like something that’s smothered in cheese and cream, well then I suppose you must really not like it.… Continue reading 35. Unique Blue cheese dish