Of all the tortilla-related formats, I think the tostada is the most underrated. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Pizza is almost universally loved and a tostada is essentially a crisp thin-crust pizza. And it’s naturally gluten-free. The tostada should be a slam dunk for the North American market. But tacos reign supreme in my neck of the woods. And I don’t have a problem with that. I love a good taco as much as the next girl. But I do believe the tostada genre deserves more recognition. And I intend to fight that very good fight by introducing you to these Mojito Pork Tostadas with Sweet Plantain Spears.
Tomato season has arrived here in Ontario and I couldn’t be happier. To say I’m a tomato fan would be an understatement. Since day one, I’ve been a tomato sandwich (with plenty of mayo, please and thank you) fan. Bruschetta is my love language and the Caprese is my go-to starter at any Italian restaurant. I adore tomatoes especially peak tomatoes. So, when tomato season rolls around, I want to add tomatoes to everything but I want to do almost nothing to them. It’s a bit of a conundrum really. But dishes like this Fresh Heirloom Tomato Pizza are the perfect workaround. This bad boy makes a meal out of tomatoes, without masking any of their considerable attributes.
I know most people start off their posts with claims that their recipe is so easy the raccoon equivalent of a toddler could make it. But I’m not going to do that. It’s not that this Saag Paneer Dip is difficult, it’s not. But it can be fussy, or it could not be. Allow me to explain what I mean by that. This recipe can be very easy or very difficult depending on your mood. If you’re feeling your gourmand fancy, you can make the paneer and the naan from scratch and milk cooking this recipe for a day or two. Or if you’re unwilling to spend two days making a dip, congratulations! You’re a sensible human being, would you mind telling me what it’s like?
On Instagram, I described today’s Garlic Labneh Flatbread as a clean-out-the-fridge meal. What I failed to mention, is my fridge is not like other people’s fridges. I’m not saying that to be a snob, I am merely pointing it out. It’s not uncommon for me to have garlic confit on hand because my job requires me to make such things. I’m not over-the-top organized by nature, and if I weren’t frequently paid to develop and shoot recipes, I would have such things at my fingertips. So, there’s no reason to feel bad about the state of your fridge in comparison to mine. I generally find myself in a desperate struggle to keep up with the contents of my fridge. So it’s not necessarily a state worthy of coveting. Okay, disclaimer over. Let’s talk about this Garlic Labneh Flatbread with Steak and Blood Oranges.