Going forward, my posts will probably be brief, likely written during the course of nap time, when I have peace and quiet to gather my thoughts (and cook!). However, expect to read about yummy food discoveries, restaurants, and family adventures with a toddler in tow. You can find regular updates on Instagram with the hashtag #MimiAkidi
So now, shall we get to it then, eh?
Yesterday was Hallowe'en, and we were invited to a party with some neighbor-friends who have a son the same age as our Mimi. As any good party-goer, I came with food in tow, and prepared my go-to Asian-style slaw with Ginger peanut dressing. I use a few cheats, but this one is mostly adapted from Serious Eats. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/01/asian-slaw-ginger-peanut-dressing-recipe.html
My shortcuts typically include pre-minced ginger and garlic, and pre-chopped cabbage from the grocery store. It'll save you at least 10 minutes!!! This time, I used ginger and garlic from our local farmers market, and pre chopped cabbage, and one extra pepper. The rest of the ingredients, I already had on hand.
Here's the dressing ready to be whisked together.
This one is a winner, and I think you'll enjoy it too. What are your favorite party recipes?