I've mentioned before that most of my recipes come from friends and family (even the internet), but another source of my inspiration is dining out. Countless times, I have enjoyed an amazing meal at a restaurant, sat back in my seat and declared to Mr. FoodWhore, "I could totally make this!"
Well, it happened again. Mr. FoodWhore and I had lunch recently at a new-to-us place downtown near his office. It was Mediterranean fare and by the end of the meal, I knew I would be trying my hand at some similar recipes in the near future. Here's what I included in my Mediterranean-Inspired Menu:
Hummus with Pita, Carrots and Cucumbers
Quinoa with Herbed Butter
Okay, so quinoa isn't exactly Mediterranean, but I wanted the meal to be meat-free and I needed something high in protein. I probably should have used cous-cous to be a little more Med, but I had quinoa on hand and I went with the simple choice.
Over the next few days I'll post the recipes that I used.
The Food Whore