I've been eating a lot of fruit. This weather begs for cool, refreshing meals and nothing beats fruit. This is a mixture of cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes and I snacked out of this big bowl for a few days. I've got some amazing watermelon waiting for me to devour it next!
Lots of salads as well. This one is romaine, cucumber, tomato, carrot and sun dried tomatoes. Balsamic vinaigrette added later.
I got to snack on the Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Crackers and wow!! If you liked Cheez-Its you will LOVE these. The flavor is spot on and they are nice and savory. A third to a half cup is all you need to be completely satisfied, yum! I definitely recommend this snack.
These are the Salt & Vinegar Pop Chips. These were also really tasty. I love salt & vinegar so the flavor choice was perfect. The chips are light and crispy and not at all greasy. Definitely a great choice for your potato chip cravings.
You guys, I am so excited about this find I couldn't wait to share it with you! I haven't made it yet but I was FINALLY able to find this frozen Malawach. This is by far my absolute favorite "Jewish food" I've ever had in my life and the last time I ate it was pushing 20 years ago. My cousin made it for me for the first time and it was so delicious. It is basically a flaky, layered fry bread that originated in Yemen but is very popular in Israel now as well. When my cousin came home from Israel she made it for me and I loved it. I have eaten it maybe two or three times in my life because I could never find it but I finally found it in the freezer section of Fairway Market!
Malawach is made similarly to a croissant with the layers and the "butter" and the folding and oy, what a process. I've always been entirely too lazy to make it myself so when I found this I read the ingredients 400 times to see if it was vegan. It contains margarine but the lack of mention of inclusion of dairy (the allergy warnings which I always check first) as well as the "Pareve" label made me feel confident that it is vegan and I grabbed it! In it's frozen form it doesn't look like anything special but when it cooks it gets puffy and flaky and amazing.
Malwach is traditionally eaten with honey as a sweet breakfast (make mine maple syrup) or with tomato sauce as a savory component. I'm going to try it several ways and I'll summarize and let you know which way I enjoyed it most! I'll probably make it for a yummy brunch on Sunday.
That's all I've got for you. I hope you are all having a great week!