The beet helps us get as close as we can get to the bloody beef you crave, and with a mix of potatoes and seasonings, it can deliver a tasty burger.
Your food processor does all the work in this easy recipe, where minced cauliflower and walnuts mimic ground beef. If you have a guest coming who is avoiding soy, gluten, or dairy, this will make her day.
Most seafood benefits from a dash of acid. In this recipe, however, I skip the usual suspects (lemons, limes, and vinegar) and opt for sumac, a common spice in North African and Middle Eastern households. The small fruit, from which the powdered sumac is obtained, has a strong, lemony acidity, which makes sumac a great substitute when you’re out of citrus.
Black pepper and ginger add a kick of spicy heat, which intensifies the taste of the chocolate. If you want these even spicier, double the amount of pepper. The hazelnut extract amps up the hazelnut flavor of the nut meal. The end result is a chocolate chip cookie that’s irresistible.
I like to pair dishes, like a Margherita pizza, with bold, unconventional flavors, like coriander and nigella seeds.