Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your votes in Project Food Blog.
I am very grateful that I made it through the previous round and was able to create another entry for this contest.
For challenge #7, Foodbuzz asked the 48 remaining contestants to “channel your inner Julia Child and put one of your favorite recipes on film. Pick a recipe from your blog archives and make it come to life on video”.
Below you will see me in action tossing up a fancified version of my Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese, complete with mini-tutorials on seeding a pomegranate and poaching an egg.**
I hope you enjoy my video debut…
I have to say that this was a fun experience! I’d love to do more videos and plan to practice more so it doesn’t take six hours to film four minutes next time. A very special shout-out goes to Matt Nackson and Tim Lee…you guys are awesome and I really appreciate your help in the production department.
**Please note that (gasp!) I forgot to mention in the video that adding a little white vinegar to the poaching water helps the egg to coagulate.
Recipe for Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese
*2 large handfuls of baby arugula
*seeds/arils from 1/2 pomegranate
*1 avocado, chopped or sliced
*3 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
*1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled- optional
*1/4 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds- optional
*2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range, poached- optional
*coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar (or more to taste)
*1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses (or honey)
1. Toss the salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Toss everything to combine.
3. Arrange salads on individual plates and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add optional poached egg, and serve.
My previous entries for Project Food Blog:
Challenge #6: A Family Picnic
Challenge #5: Pizza 3 Ways, Barry Wine Style
Challenge #4: Gluten-Free Hortopita
Challenge #3: Fall-Inspired Dinner Party
Challenge #2: Injera and Wot (A Traditional Ethiopian Meal)
Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Blog!