Party time – HOTM #13, the roundup
So here it is, the roundup for this month’s HotM, or should I call it the party menu for HotM’s first birthday? I’ll keep it short because I want to post it in time for your Easter shopping in case you find some dishes that you want to make for your Easter meals! But first of all we, me, Joanna and Michelle want to thank all of you who have contributed to HotM during this first year, if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be celebrating today! Thanks!
Starters and finger food:
I added another dip: Eggplant Dip with Chikpeas and Hazelnuts.
Sarah of What Smells So Good has made a tasty tomato soup called Blackened Tomato Soup, you start with the tomatoes in the oven which means that the soup must be a concentrate of good flavours! She also kind enough to provide us a list of its nutritious values.
Aagje, from Leafy Cooking, is bringing Chicken laarb or laarb gai (Thai or Lao salad with chicken) to the party, a recipe she has got her cousin who came come from Indonesia. Fresh and appetizing!
The inclusion of these Deep Fried Nori Shrimps might surprise you and I did confer with Joanna before accepting them for two reasons: one is that not all of us have ‘ongoing’ heart problems and if you follow the directions how do deep fry over at teczcape-an escape to Food you will see that you can do it in a healthy way. The second reason is that this just sounds too good not to be on this party table!
And hurry up to get some of this Thyme-Braised Lentils with Petimezi and Pan-Fried Salmon from Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska, I’m sure it wont last long!
I brought a Cauliflower Salad with Tomatos, Basil and Capers as well.
Desserts and sweets:
Let’s Party! (Did I forget someone?)