I never have bread in the house (as I had mentioned previously), we don’t go through it quickly enough but when the craving for french toast or grilled cheese strikes I typically, deeply regret this reality. However, I do sometimes have tortillas on hand, which are kind of just as good. They definitely aren’t as satisfying to eat and are completely unsuitable for french toast, but they do serve as a decent carb vessel for some delicious fillings. Every single day last week I ate a toasted tortilla with some vegetables and cheese. I normally snack all day long and don’t really sit down to have a meal, so it was a nice change of pace. The best version by far that I had was a red apple, onion and gouda combination.
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a vietnamese sub from a small place close to my boyfriend’s work. In all honesty, my hopes are never very high with regards to restaurants here in Calgary. I know that there are a lot of more expensive places that are supposed to be great, but we won’t spend the money. Usually when we go out, it’s ok, but nothing fantastic. I don’t know if it was the mood I was in but that sub was absolutely phenomenal. I haven’t eaten something, outside of our own kitchen, that I have so thoroughly enjoyed for such a long time. Although I have not tried to replicate it exactly, it made me think that it would be a great dish to make at home. Here it is.
Whenever I am thinking of what to make for dinner, I always forget about veggie burgers. I don’t know why because it is a filling, relatively easy and versatile meal. I used to always have some in my freezer ready for a quick and satisfying dinner, but I haven’t made any since we moved. I used to make fava bean burgers from Ottolenghi’s cooking Plenty all the time, but the last time I made them they were a bit off so I decided to go a different route.
I love tzatziki. It’s the perfect combination of garlicky, creamy, fresh goodness that’s just being asked to be eaten by the spoonful. While I think that my tzatziki is pretty killer on its own, I can’t get away with eating a bowlful of it for dinner. The first thing I think of when I think of tzatziki is a vegetarian gyro, and I figured, why not make the pita from scratch as well. I have debated making pita from scratch in the past. For some reason, when we lived in Vancouver I couldn’t find what I consider to be ‘normal’ pita anywhere (the thin kind that doesn’t have tons of bread in the middle). Instead we just went pita-free for a couple of years.