I have been working on some blog updates – I am no way close to being done and I have a lot more to do, but the biggest parts are done! WordPress is easy kind of hard for me, so it will take a little bit of practice! I hope you guys like it and if you have any ideas or suggestions for me I would love to hear them!
On to the food.
Most weekends at home, I rarely make lunch because we usually have a later breakfast and then I just kind of snack during the middle of the day (I usually find that I don’t need as many snacks on the weekends either, I think because I’m not sitting at a desk thinking about my next meal/snack – anyone else???)
I decided that I wanted to make a salad that I came across in September’s Food & Wine called Chickpea Salad with Salami and Giardiniera Dressing. Now they didn’t have Giardiniera at the Co-op so I thought that I could get some nice local, organic kimchee to take its place and use that instead. Note to self: do not get kimchee again. I thought I would like it, I mean, I love sauerkraut, it can’t be that different, right? Well it is and I don’t like it. I know that it is good for me and I haven’t thrown it away yet, so maybe, just maybe I will give it another try.
After that change I ended up making a bunch of other changes, so here is my version:
1 clove garlic
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup parsley
1 Tbsp capers
Blend until mixed.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup salami, chopped
1/4 cup provolone, chopped
3/4 cup artichokes, chopped
3 cups romaine, torn into pieces
Mix together first four ingredients with dressing and serve over bed of romaine and artichokes.