First Supper is Ready! of 2015! A sin considering that yes, we have been cooking and that Oliva Canela is now part of the Top Food Blogs at myTaste. Here are some delicious recipes below including what might be the best white sauce for pizza around.
Roasted Cauliflower Quesadillas – Cauliflower, cooked lightly with olive oil, in a cast iron skillet is delightful. Outside of that we do not cook this beautiful veggie often. Everything from this Smitten Kitchen dish, from the quesadillas to the cumin-lime crema were delicious (as everything from this site is) and a success with the kiddos (the success increases exponentially with the amount of cumin-lime crema available for dipping).
Spaghetti with Crispy Eggs – Who knew pasta and fried eggs would go so well together?! Smitten Kitchen did and now so do I! It was fast to make and super comforting. I wished I had cooked 2 eggs for myself (and so did Chris).
Vegetarian Gumbo – Beautiful okra at the supermarket presented an opportunity to try out this veggie gumbo recipe. The vegetarian sausage and seitan were replaced with black eye peas. We also added some green beans and used veggie broth. SO good!
Spaghetti alla Putanesca – I have made this recipe before using the pesto recipe from Homemade Hearts but this picture of all the pesto ingredients was so pretty that I needed to share it. Such a good sauce!
Infused Béchamel Sauce – My favourite pizzas have white sauce. I love the buttery creaminess of a good béchamel over tomato sauce anytime. This recipe was adapted from the book Sauces & Salsas by Oded Schwartz and it was so good that our 3 year old ate a full slice of pizza for the first time. Recipe below!
- Infused Béchamel Sauce
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 small onion peeled and quartered
- 1-2 springs of sage
- 2 strips of lemon peel
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup flour
- freshly grated nutmeg to taste
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- In a small saucepan heat the milk with the onion, sage and lemon peel. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low. Simmer gently for 10 to 15 min. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once the milk has cooled pour it through a strainer and reserve.
- In a small plan melt the butter. Once it starts to foam, stir the flour with a wooden spoon until well combined. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously. Do not allow to brown.
- Then add the milk while whisking continuously to prevent lumps from forming. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer while stirring for about 15-20min until the sauce is smooth.
- Whisk the nutmeg, salt and pepper.