I know I’ve been VERY MIA lately, I’m feeling pretty bad about it. With my new job and new apartment I’ve been super busy and preoccupied. So I am grateful to Super Storm Juno or #whatabustblizzard for giving me a bonus day where I can catch up on everything I’ve been behind on. And that means some time for Forage and the Feast. It’s perfect timing because the Super Bowl is this Sunday and I have the absolute perfect recipe for you to make for your party. I call these Potato Pigskin Bites – pigskin, well, because they’re for football and there’s bacon involved and the Potato part is the same recipe as my Smashed Whole Potato Chips that I posted last year. Basically I took all the flavors and ingredients that go into a potato skin and turned them into little bites perfect for passing out during your Super Bowl festivities. Continue reading
The past year has been kind of nuts. One year ago Chad and I were married, we went on a honeymoon to Africa, attended EIGHT (of nine) weddings, we found a new apt and moved, all while trying to figure out what our new married-normal would be. On top of that Chad and I both underwent stressful job searches and both recently started new jobs. Also, since there’s no rest for the weary, we decided to buy an apartment. SO, today I’m going to take a pause (the week after wedding #8) to write this post in celebration of the big news that we are first time homeowners! Now I know your wondering why Sausage and Pepper Bites are relevant to my new homeownership. Well, the fact is, Forage and the Feast is making a big move. One that I have very mixed feelings about and I’m saddened to announce that I will no longer be a NYC resident. That’s right – we are jumping the river and making the move to Hoboken. Ok ok, Hoboken is the NJ borough of NYC and my commute to work will MAYBE be five minutes longer and we have parking, a 1,000 sqft private backyard (grilling!!!), and a fairly large kitchen, but it’s just not NYC. So in order to get myself mentally ready for the move I made these Sausage and Pepper Bites. Hoboken is/was an Italian immigrant town, home of Frank Sinatra, it’s in NJ (Sopranos, Jersey Shore, etc), and when I think of classic New Jersey Italian food I think of sausage and peppers.
For those of you who are on Instagram you know that food porn is one of the most Instagrammed subjects out there. If you’re like me and exclusively follow other food fanatics you start to pick up on food trends. What is getting people excited lately? Avocado Toast. Not what your were expecting right? Avocado Toast is ALL OVER Instagram. What is an Avocado Toast? It’s a piece of toasted sandwich bread with avocado mashed onto it. Some people even get pretty fancy and use different flavors, garnishes, or even add a runny fried egg on top. As odd as it sounds, Avocado Toast actually looks pretty tasty and my
every five minute work breaks to “snack” on these Insta-avo-toast pics are making me hungry. Actually, I find myself craving a food that I have yet to try! The wonders of the “www”, people, the wonders! As you know, I’m all about keeping up with the trends so this week I’m riding the wave of Avocado Toast!