So let me tell you guys about what I’ve been up to the past two months.
Spicy food has always been an interesting topic to me. You willingly (for the most part) eat something that will cause you a certain amount of pain, and you enjoy it enough to take another bite. I don’t quite understand it (I’m a chemist, not a neurologist), but there is one thing I know for sure: despite the pain, I love spicy food.
The new year is all about making resolutions, and I have decided that the perfect resolution for me is to finally break my mini-hiatus from CITK. First it was that I was in Israel visiting my family, then it was the packing, and then the relocating… Next thing I know it, two months have passed. But I am glad to report that I am officially back, reporting live from our beautiful new home in Austin, Texas, and today’s recipe is one of my lifelong favorites.
This blog post’s recipe star is none other than: the eggplant.
Ah, the pumpkin pie, a mainstay of every Thanksgiving meal. A good pumpkin pie is absolutely vital. But you’re not going to stop there. No way. “Good enough” isn’t good enough. You demand excellence! You demand a pie that your guests just can’t get enough of no matter how stuffed full of turkey they are. And if you ask me, a crème brûlée is your way of excellence manifesting itself as a pie.
Before I get started on my tried-and-true hummus recipe, let me just say that I have been looking forward to this blog post for a long, long time (and so has Nate, because that means he gets to eat all of it).