If you’ve never participated in a food club, I urge to you to look into it right now. They are a beautiful thing. Once a month, five of us meet up and exchange dishes and recipes. This month was my turn to host. Those who host don’t make a dish to share for the week, instead hosts make a dish to enjoy that night.
Last Monday I tried my luck and came out on top. I tested a product for the first time called Cinque e Cinque, by Lucini. What is this cinque? It’s similar to a frittata, but without the eggs. It is made up of chickpea flour along with other flavors. The product I tried out was Rosemary Cinque. I mixed in some sautéed mushrooms and steamed broccoli. Here is how it turned out:
It was really quite elegant. The flavor was tasty and the texture was unique. It definitely was not like an egg. It had a consistency similar to mashed potatoes. However, it wasn’t off-putting or anything.
Next time I would like to try cooking this in a different form. The Lucini website has an intriguing recipe section.
In addition to the eggless frittata, I made my infamous kale dish. It cooked a little longer than I intended, but no one seemed to notice.
The recipe is super simple: boil some kale until tender (anywhere from 5-20 minutes), sauté in plenty of olive oil, add in sun-dried tomatoes, butter beans and garlic. Enjoy!
Other foods shared for the week included a tofu/vegetable curry, basil pasta dish, coconut carob quinoa and an Asian slaw salad.
I can hardly wait for August’s food club!