Posts Tagged ‘Sabra Hummus’

A Mediterranean Medley

Monday, October 16th, 2017

With inspiration from Armenia, Lebanon and Israel, ChezHelvetica brought the beautiful culture and tradition of Mezza to the table. To begin we delighted in Sabra Hummus and Marin Gourmet’s fire-roasted Aubergine with Lemon Crackers made of Whole Wheat Pita Bread. Then Lemony Marinated Chicken Skewers fragrant with Cumin, Tumeric, Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes and Fingerling Potatoes braised with Wine, Butter and Fresh Thyme transported us to the spice tables of the Middle East. Velvety Acacia Chardonnay from Carneros paired perfectly with this meal, yet was a heartbreaking reminder of our majestic Wine Country now devastated by wildfires. Finally, a sweet dessert to reaffirm the gift of the moment – World’s Finest Chocolates Mint Meltaways and Caramel Whirls, and house favorite Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie FroYo.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quinoa and the Queen

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

A recent feature in the “San Francisco Chronicle’s ” Food & Wine section presented a Red Quinoa, Garbanzo Bean, Spinach and Fried Egg dish that caught my eye with its “Fast & Fresh” title. Substituting what I actually have on hand with the suggested ingredients is always the game at ChezHelvetica. Not red, yet organic quinoa, and arugula instead of spinach, made a delectable combination with onions sauteed in butter, extra virgin olive oil and wine. The final suggested recipe ingredient was harissa. Thanks to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, her fiery salsa ignited the dish. Sabra Hummus and Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips completed the meal. Since I was “forced” to buy red wine for the recipe, we happily imbimbed on Peachy Canyon‘s Incredible Red Zinfandel. Medjool dates and almonds crowned the evening!

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