meatless monday —- goat cheese camembert with orange marmalade

i want all the cheese

i want all the cheese

i miss cheese. i really miss the cheeses that squash, and stink and have tons of yummy mold on them. i canvass the fancy cheese sections for goat cheese versions, ones i can eat without my allergy kicking in, but pickings are usually slim. while visiting my sis the other weekend i hit the jack pot. goat cheese brie, goat cheese camembert and one called drunken goat, a hard goat cheese that’s been soaked in red wine! yep i shelled out some major dough for cheese. up first for dinner was the camembert. i topped it with orange marmalade and let it get to room temp. it was gooey and melty enough to dip fresh peach slices into and red pepper triscuits. i could have eaten the whole wheel but i’m savoring these cheeses.

meatless monday — mexican millet with rum pineapple

a happy creation

a happy creation

don’t you love it when happy little accidents turn into wonderful creations?! i took two dishes and it wasn’t so much of an accident but an over excitement that lead to a mexican millet with a lot of rum soaked pineapple in it. i had been on a camping trip and was transforming leftovers into my dinner. item number 1 ….. mexican millet with chickpeas and salsa. item number 2 …… fresh pineapple chunks that were soaking in coconut rum. add 1 plus 2 and i got dinner. i put the millet-pineapple dish on top of home-grown tomatoes and topped it with guac. yes the flavors made me want to go float in a creek again. don’t you just love summer?!