Food & Recipes

What We Ate April

Processed with VSCO with a7 presetSo, if you want to skip this post and just head to Smitten Kitchen, you would probably save some time. But I have collected a few recipes that aren’t Smitten Kitchen to make this a decently legitimate post.

Ramp, asparagus, and bacon hash
I was inspired by this hash which is amazingly delicious, but sadly I can’t seem to justify purchasing pancetta on a regular basis. So I made my own version and added some beautiful ramps, a delightful little-known spring vegetable. All of this topped with a beautiful, runny fried egg is just perfect.

Piri Piri Chicken
This was the best dinner I have had in weeks, truly: Smitten Kitchen’s Piri Piri Chicken. The grill perfectly chars the marinade on the skin, and I made the sides that she included in the recipe. Everything was just perfect. A note on the red chile: I didn’t have time to search for one and just used chile flakes instead. Next time I’ll probably just add a little more of the bell pepper.

Creamy One Pot Chicken Marsala Pasta
Here is one of the few meals that didn’t come from Smitten Kitchen, and I will definitely make it again. This pasta is delicious and full of wonderful flavor. I bought some especially nice shiitake mushrooms from the farmers’ market and it was worth it.

Warm Lentil and Potato Salad
I am always looking for good, nutritious lunches that I actually want to eat, and this salad is just my sort of lunch. The cornichons and capers add a great kick to the dressing. I prepared all of the elements ahead of time and can eat this for at least a few days after.

Classic French Toast
And to finish with our favorite breakfast: French toast. This is a pretty simple, classic recipe but I think the key is the bread. Challah. It makes the best French toast.

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