The flavours, the texture, the deliciously worth-it mess—simply put, few foods can put you in a better mood than tacos. In this Mediterranean-inspired twist on taco night, tortillas bring creamy hummus, juicy chicken meat, fresh tomato salsa, and a lively tahini-pepper sauce into a delicious embrace.
In large pot, place chicken thighs, a couple pinches of salt, and enough water to completely cover meat by at least 1 in (2.5 cm). Bring water to a temperature where it is steaming, with just the rare bubble breaking the surface. Reduce heat, partially cover pan, and poach chicken for 20 minutes, or until meat is cooked through to an internal temperature of 160 F (70 C). You want to keep the water temperature at around 160 F (70 C) while the chicken cooks and skim off any foam that forms during cooking. Remove chicken from water and, when cool enough to handle, thinly slice.
In bowl, toss together tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, and jalapeno. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
In blender container, place 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water, roasted red pepper, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt, and blend until smooth.
To serve, spread hummus on tortillas and top each with sliced chicken and some of the tomato mixture. Drizzle some red pepper sauce overtop. Sprinkle on feta and parsley.
This recipe is part of the Eat Yourself to a Better Mood collection.
Tarts are timeless, and a good tart is always a people-pleaser. And who doesn’t love something with chocolate in any form? This classic tart is so easy to make with fresh fruit and hints of orange in a delicious chocolate crust. Once firm, it cuts like a dream into 16 easy slices. Fruity faves This remarkable tart lends itself well to a bevy of flavours. We conjoined raspberries with chocolate and orange in our tart. But you can stretch the boundaries with all sorts of fruits such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. If you’re longing to go somewhere tropical but the opportunity has scooted away, make this timely tart and fill it with the flavours of the tropics.
This cozy winter drink is perfect for sipping by the fireside. Serve it up with our Maple Pecans. It’s soothingly delicious and creamy served hot or cold. Plant milks We’ve suggested oat milk for an ultimate creamy beverage in our recipe. But any plant milk will be equally delicious. Other possibilities include unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and regular dairy milk products. Iced maple milk affogato A true Italian affogato is vanilla gelato or ice cream doused in espresso. In our version we place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and douse it with our hot Dreamy Maple Sipper. Shave some dark chocolate on top and gratings of nutmeg. Serve with a tall spoon. Delicious!
Here’s the perfect recipe for a fireside snack attack. It’s so easy and can be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer without losing crispness. Delicious served with a hot toddy. Crunchy munchies Switch out pecans for Brazil nuts or walnuts, or even mixed nuts. The trick is to use raw nuts, as opposed to roasted, as these would become too toasted. Try playing with different spices such as cinnamon or curry powder. These are delicious served on crostini that’s been spread with our Creamy Feta Dip.