Friday, April 12, 2013

Mung Bean Salad

Every now and then, my grocery store has a wonderful selection of sprouts. I finally grabbed a package and adapted this recipe from one of my favorite books, Livwise by Olivia Newton-John. It made a perfect and flavorful lunch that I can't wait to make again. I used a package of sprouts labeled as 'stir-fry mix' - and was a combination of lentil, mung bean and chickpea sprouts.

Mung Bean Salad

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Walnut Beet Pesto

One of the trendy things this spring seems to be beet pesto. Since beets are the foundation of a Polish kitchen, I thought that I would give it a try. It is fantastic - fresh, flavorful and as zingy as a back-alley jazz band.. Simple and I didn't even need to run to the store, I had everything that I needed. Because of all of this, beet pesto has earned go-to status in my kitchen.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dark Chocolate Brownies

So tender, so decadent and so chocolate perfection, these brownies are in the oven in minutes. A la mode or plain, they are pretty fantastic. Ditch the box and keep it real!
Dark Chocolate Brownies

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Market Extravaganza.

Following are a few more gastronomic delights from Vienna, this time focusing on the Easter Markets. Easter has perhaps always ranked as my favorite holiday and when paired with markets in it's honor, I'm not sure it could be any more grand.

Altwiener Ostermarkt