Found all over North Africa, this is one of my favorite Moroccan recipes. Harissa is the master condiment. It adds heat and flavor and is used like mustard. WARNING! my recipe is very spicy and the green Harissa, especially, can really pack a PUNCH! I like mine to have major, killer, stinging hotness. Keeps you regular and happy:))))
This recipe makes 16 oz.
1 preserved lemon chopped (see recipe below)
8 oz small hot green chilis (combination of jalapeno, serrano and thai), stalks removed and roughly chopped
1 bunch coriander (cilantro), including stalks, chopped
1 tsp salt
5 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp coriander seeds, toasted and crushed
1/2 cup olive oil (more if needed)
WEAR RUBBER GLOVES when handling hot peppers! Never touch your face or eyes!
Add all ingredients except olive oil to food processor or blender. While machine is running slowly add olive oil until consistency desired. Let stand at room temperature for a minimum of 1 hour to infuse flavors. Transfer to glass jar with a tight lid. Can be stored indefinitely in the refridge... AWESOME with anything. I especially love this mixed into cooked basmati rice with thinly cut arugula, goat cheese and a smattering of lemon vinaigrette. Totally delicious!
(Recipe courtesy Williams-Sonoma: Entertaining – Inspired Menus for Cooking with Family and Friends)
It is completely meaningless to put effort into activities that have no essence - Atisha
Sunday breakfast meals bring out the "made-from-scratch" in me and I think with Mother's Day just around the corner we should all make an effort to cook a nice meal for our mums, good friends or just for ourselves! Vegans and Non Vegans alike will enjoy these great recipes I always use! Below I share two recipes: My vegan Hollandaise and a super tasty Polenta-like pâté made from ground sunflower seeds, cornmeal & potatoes. And, of course, how can you make Eggs Benedict for your friends without HOMEMADE English Muffins. I made these foods from scratch from tried and true recipes that I love! BUT, of course, I alway give any recipe a bit of my own twist. You should, too! Have fun! and celebrate mothers past, present and future on May 11th - they make our wold a better place!
Another terrific appetizer, snack or protein main dish on Brunch Day is this wonderfully delicious Sunflower pâté. So flavorful and satisfying! You will not believe it's vegan. Nutritional Yeast is what gives this pâté a rich, cheesy, nutty flavor. I LOVE this dish for picnics, lunches or parties. See this and my Mock Arugula Hollandaise recipe below.
This recipe is from one of my favorite vegan cookbooks that I picked up at the bottom of a pile in a thrift sale. It's called Vegan Delights by Jeanne Marie Martin and was published in 1993. Wonderful recipes in this book.
Serves 6-8 people
Optional: 3-4 tsp prepared horseradish. I didn't have this on hand either so did not include this. Other things you could add include some finely chopped onions or minced garlic. Keep the wet veggies to a minimum.
Vegan Arugula Hollandaise Sauce
Makes about 1 cup
ABOUT THIS BLOG!
I am simply a person with a serious passion for FOOD! I am not a chef, chemist or doctor - I am just a foodie food-head! The recipes in this blog are things I make for myself, my family and my friends and they have been tested and tried by some of my closest food critics. This blog has helped me become more aware and appreciative of the food I prepare and share and I am very grateful for this.