Happy May all, and happy long weekend to my UK readers! I think the only thing better than a bank holiday tomorrow is knowing we get another one in just 3 weeks. May is certainly a good month for holidays.
In my kitchen this month, there are two exciting new yoghurts. I have previously enjoyed the plain (unsweetened) Provamel soya yoghurt, but these soya-coconut and soya-almond varieties are far more enticing. The coconut variety tastes of normal coconut yoghurt, but is less rich. The almond variety tastes slightly of almond essence, which is delightful. I like them very much.
In my kitchen there is also an experimental raw vanilla cheesecake. I don't yet know if it will work. If you never hear about it again, you can probably conclude it didn't.
More reliable, in my kitchen there is tofu...
...and frozen cherries. I'm still waiting for spring and summer fruit to take off, so frozen berries are sustaining me until then.
In my kitchen are spicy tahini fries. I made them using 3 medium potatoes and 2 medium carrots, sliced and tossed in a marinade of 1 tablespoon of tahini, 1/2 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of jerk seasoning. I really liked the result.
Also featuring tahini, but perhaps less successful, was a simple spinach and chickpea salad with a dressing made from tahini and tomato paste. It was thrown together in haste and could have benefited from a bit more planning - and more ingredients! Peppers and sundried tomatoes come to mind.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?