A Thought for Food by Brian Samuels

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  • Lemon parsley couscous and chickpea salad
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Israeli couscous; vegetable broth; canned chickpeas; green beans; roasted red peppers; lemons; parsley; smoked paprika
  • The last word
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: gin; green Chartreuse; Luxardo Maraschino liqueur; limes
  • Amanda Hesser's flat-and-chewy chocolate chip cookies (with dried dark cherries)
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; light brown sugar; eggs; vanilla extract; dark chocolate; dried sour cherries
  • Spicy Moroccan carrot dip
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Spring; Moroccan; Vegan; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; fresh ginger; garlic powder; onion powder; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; honey; parsley; sesame seeds
  • Steel cut oats with caramelized pears and toasted almonds
    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: steel-cut oats; pears; sliced almonds; milk of your choice
  • Toasted panko
    • Categories: Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; panko breadcrumbs
    • Accompaniments: Pasta puttanesca
  • Pasta puttanesca
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: garlic; fennel; oil-cured black olives; canned anchovies in oil; canned tomatoes; capers; dried red pepper flakes; spaghetti pasta; basil
    • Accompaniments: Toasted panko
  • Tuna Greek salad platter
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Main course; Spring; Greek; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: romaine lettuce; red onions; cherry tomatoes; English cucumbers; yellow peppers; Kalamata olives; feta cheese; mint; parsley; asparagus; canned tuna in olive oil; olive oil; dill; lemons
  • Kale and white bean soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Winter; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; garlic; sweet potatoes; kale; rosemary; vegetable broth; canned cannellini beans; fire-roasted tomatoes; Parmesan cheese rind; Parmesan cheese
  • Spring vegetable Tots
    • Categories: Side dish; Spring; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fiddlehead ferns; ramps; oyster mushrooms; rosemary; frozen Tater Tots
  • Moroccan carrot and lentil salad
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Moroccan; Vegan; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green lentils; carrots; yellow onions; ground cinnamon; paprika; ground cumin; garlic powder; onion powder; lemons; dill; currants; parsley
  • Roasted salmon burrito bowl
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: salmon; chili powder; ground cumin; garlic powder; ground cayenne pepper; limes; red onions; apple cider vinegar; corn; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; cherry tomatoes
  • Olive and shiitake mushroom Spanish tortilla
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Main course; Breakfast / brunch; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Spanish; Vegetarian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; shiitake mushrooms; yellow-fleshed potatoes; eggs; Spanish olives; rosemary; parsley; thyme; fennel
  • Shrimp and Israeli couscous salad with mango and avocado
    • Categories: Salads; Main course; Spring
    • Ingredients: Israeli couscous; vegetable broth; shrimp; mangoes; avocados; mint; parsley; red peppers; fresh ginger; limes; paprika
  • Baked haddock sandwich with roasted garlic aioli
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces, general; Main course; French
    • Ingredients: haddock fillets; panko breadcrumbs; hamburger buns; tomatoes; pickles; garlic; algae oil
  • Roasted broccoli and citrus salad with labneh
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Vegetarian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: broccoli; ruby grapefruits; Cara Cara oranges; labneh cheese; pine nuts; limes
  • Spinach, mushroom and goat cheese crepes
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; milk; all-purpose flour; spinach; cremini mushrooms; thyme; goat cheese
  • Gin coconut cooler
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: Sichuan peppercorns; granulated sugar; limes; cilantro; gin; green Chartreuse; coconut milk
  • White chocolate, cranberry and macadamia nut oatmeal cookies
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; rolled oats; sugar; brown sugar; butter; white chocolate chips; dried cranberries; macadamia nuts
  • Carrot ginger soup
    • Categories: Soups; Winter; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; yellow onions; fresh ginger; vegetable broth; maple syrup; yellow miso
  • Homemade cured salmon (Gravlax)
    • Categories: Main course; Breakfast / brunch; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Scandinavian
    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; dill; kosher salt; white pepper; gin
  • Sunrise/sunset cocktail
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: mezcal; limes; simple syrup; fresh ginger; grenadine syrup; mint
  • Salt cod and sweet potato latkes
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Main course; Jewish
    • Ingredients: salt cod; sweet potatoes; white onions
  • Shaved cauliflower and radicchio salad with ginger-lemongrass dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Thanksgiving; Gluten-free; Low fat; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; radishes; radicchio; scallions; sesame oil; honey; fresh ginger; lemongrass; cilantro; limes
  • Hazelnut-crusted salmon with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts
    • Categories: Main course; Side dish
    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; baby potatoes; Brussels sprouts; hazelnuts; panko breadcrumbs; parsley; honey; lemons

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  • Snow pea salad with sesame dressing

  • Hazelnut-crusted salmon with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts

    • mharriman on April 12, 2020

      I had some hazelnuts and salmon fillets, found this recipe in the EYB library and gave it a try. Compared to a similar Eating Well Magazine recipe that calls for roasted broccoli and salmon topped with chopped pistachios, this one was less flavorful and included many more steps. The brushed on mustard and honey stood out the most of all the elements. The photo shows very finely chopped pistachios to the point you cannot tell they’re pistachios, but directions just call for chopped. I ended up chopping my hazelnuts to a medium texture so they’d adhere. That worked well. Probably won’t repeat because I can sub the hazelnuts in the Eating Well recipe, which is less fussy and creates a better tasting result.

  • Leek fritters with lemon and garlic sour cream

    • cilantrolime on November 29, 2021

      Correct link: https://www.athoughtforfood.net/a-thought-for-food/leek-fritters-and-a-smitten-kitchen-cookbook-giveaway

    • cilantrolime on November 29, 2021

      I microwaved the leeks instead of boiling. I also used a lot more oil to fry. They came out very good. Will make again.

  • Smoked salmon with apple yogurt and chive

    • Agaillard on October 28, 2021

      Correct link : https://www.athoughtforfood.net/a-thought-for-food/salmon-yogurt-and-apple

  • Shiitake mushroom & broccoli soba noodles

    • Agaillard on June 16, 2022

      I used Udon noodles for this. Noting that I am completely new to Asian noodles :) I found the recipe quite classic Asian fare, nothing special though nice enough. I mean, I fell into it because I had broccoli and mushrooms to use up, but you could really do it with any vegetable.

  • Roasted fennel and apple salad

    • Agaillard on December 11, 2019

      The link to this recipe has disappeared... I found a similar one here : https://oursaltykitchen.com/roasted-fennel-salad-apple-radicchio/ So I did this salad, without the radicchio, because I first wanted to try out the griled fennel and apple combination. Honestly, I felt it was a little boring, I should have added the radicchio! I used walnut oil instead of olive oil (I mean from my replacement recipe) because i decided to make the salad more interesting by adding walnuts crunches. I think the radicchio and some cheese would also make a great addition.

  • Blueberry rhubarb jam

    • Agaillard on March 30, 2019

      The link has disappeared! There is a blueberry rhubarb compote here however from the same blog : http://www.athoughtforfood.net/blog/cornmeal-pancakes-rhubarb-blueberry-compote, but it is not the same one :(

  • Clementine, avocado + crispy carrot salad

    • Agaillard on October 07, 2017

      Very original salad! I had never made carrots that way and that is definitely cool! The flavours go well together, and the result is very pretty and undoubtedly packed with vitamins! I served it with Bayonne smoked ham and a little toast for a light lunch. I will definitely make again!

  • Scalloped potato gratin

    • Vimaddy on December 31, 2021

      The link to the recipe doesn’t work

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The importance of food in Brian Samuels' life is such that it has helped shape the person he is today. Through recipes, personal anecdotes, and historical/cultural information, his blog, Food for Thought aims to make people think about the role that food plays in our lives.