This weekend we tested out a new recipe! Originally found online this is a real dinner recipe, not
yet another baking recipe (I can't live off cupcakes - well I could but it wouldn't end well...)
The recipe started out as a Heirloom Tomato and Caramelized Onion Tart with a Whole Wheat and Olive Oil Crust but then some clutch 'adjustments' had to be made while grocery shopping.
|The lovely photo and recipe from Tarte du Jour|
The main adjustments we made:
1. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find heirloom tomatoes at the grocery store so I had to substitute them for plane jane 'on the vine' tomatoes.
2. I couldn't find Gruyere cheese at the grocery store so I picked up some white cheddar (only to find the Gruyere on my next visit - I felt a little silly).
3. We didn't have whole wheat flour on hand at the time so we used regular all purpose (I know, I know whole wheat is healthier - next time I'll make sure we have some.)
Overall it turned out really good and I have to pass any credit along to my boyfriend who did a great job. The only thing I think I would have done different is add more tomatoes - but it comes down to preference. I love tomatoes, the boyfriend does not, so I am just happy he compromised on this recipe.
I think I'll keep an eye open at the local Farmer's Market for heirloom tomatoes and try the recipe again in the summer. It reminded me a bit of quiche and would be really good for brunch too!
On a related note, we've been playing around with quinoa lately - it is so good! I was a tad hesitant at first but it's like cooking rice. I love it cooked in a salad with some chopped cucumber, tomato, red pepper, green onion, and a little lime juice, olive oil, and seasoning. You can also chop and cook up some yam and add it in. So good!