This is how my mind works.
I was looking through an issue of Donna Hay magazine and saw a recipe for breakfast bread. It was lovely looking yeasty dough with eggs cracked on top and baked. This made me think of Greek Easter Bread (bread with hardboiled eggs baked into it.) Which made me think of my friend Angie (she is Greek.) This made me think of South Africa (she is going there in a couple weeks.) Which made me think of elephants (I was charged by elephants when I was in Africa) and that in turn reminded me I need to buy new running shoes (elephants chasing, me running…) and that reminded me that my hubby has a pair of shoes he needs to return. I then thought of Nordstrom which in turn made me think about Angie again (she likes to shop) which made me think of coffee (we are supposed to meet up for coffee later.) Coffee made me think of my friend Anita (she has a great coffee maker) which reminded me that it was my turn to host Anita and her hubby for brunch.
Which brought me back to breakfast bread.
I used to eat lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant that offered a sumptuous midday buffet filled with all sorts of tasty gluten free offerings. My favorite part of the meal was the end when I had little bits and pieces of all sorts of flavors on my plate and I would scrape them up into one delightful forkful of flavor.
That last exotic forkful was the inspiration for this pasta salad; lots of ingredients used in Middle Eastern dishes all mingled together into a refreshing salad perfect for a hot summer’s day.
This salad is a great addition to a barbecue, as a side dish or vegan main dish if you leave out the feta; it is light yet filling at the same time.
Unlike many pasta salads that have a mayonnaise base, the dressing is
This may be the simplest gluten free bread recipe I have ever come up with. I am talking seriously simple. Even if you don’t bake at all, you can make this bread!
This bread is basically a quick bread, which means there is no yeast, no rising, no hours of waiting – it’s quick! And how much do we love quick?
Most quick breads are sweet like banana bread or orange cranberry loaf, this one however is savory thanks to some sundried tomato pesto and kalamata olives.
This is a great bread to serve with
This is not your mama’s pasta salad! A rich, creamy, gluten-free pasta salad with sophisticated flavors and a secret ingredient that really lowers the fat