Manteca adds depth of flavor and richness to this classic stew, but you can sub in vegetable oil if needed. (We save bacon fat from breakfast in a little jar in the refrigerator to use for this sort of thing.) Any combination of root vegetables works in this recipe: turnips, golden beets, parsnips, carrots.
Chickpea flatbread (“socca” in French and “torta di ceci” in Italian) is a popular Mediterranean street food snack. Serve it with dollops of savory Harissa yogurt sauce and a kale salad for a hearty vegetarian meal.
Farro or Bulgur both work wonderfully in this recipe, or you can substitute Quinoa to make it gluten-free. If you don’t have hot honey on hand, you can add a dash of cayenne pepper to the sauce as it simmers and use regular honey when you remove the pan from heat.
This delicious broth can stand up to any veggies you’d like to include. We love using baby bok choy or Li Ren choy for the cuteness factor! If you’re using “real” rice wine with no added sugar, you need to add a little bit to balance out the flavors. If you’re using grocery story Mirin with sweetner already added, you can leave the extra sugar out of the broth.
This aromatic, Middle Eastern-inspired dish incorporates two unique spice blends: Barahat and Merguez. You can buy both pre-mixed or blend your own at home.