made some simple simple artichoke dip last night (nothing fancy since i’m allergic to almost everything food-related – wheat, dairy, corn, avocados.) ok, not everything, but it seems like that sometimes. i can eat stuff other people seem to be allergic to, like eggs and seafood and soy. so life ain’t all that bad.
anyway, the simple artichoke dip recipe is just a can of artichokes, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon, and a couple tablespoons of olive oil whipped up in a blender and baked at 350° for a half hour. nothing fancy. no cheese, no mayo, no guilt. good pure artichoke flavor.
since i had a lonely half lemon left over from the dip, made another sidecar. the official recipe is:
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz cognac
(me, i just “glug glug” out of the bottle, no measuring. couple glugs of triple sec, few glugs of cognac.) shake ingredients together and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with the rim lined in lemon and dipped in sugar.
that is your healthy serving of fruit for the day.
the healthy serving of vegetables come from the artichoke dip and the veggie chips with which to dip.
where i veer off the health chart is eating the entire thing by myself.
that there bowl of chips got filled up more than once. and so did the little itty bitty teeny tiny vintage scottie glass. oops.
who drinks sidecars anymore?
apparently i do. when it’s a sunday and the liquor stores are closed and you’re outta all the staple boozes in your liquor cabinet, well then, you get creative. 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon, triple sec and brandy, served up w/a sugar rim. with a side order of sweet potato fries (and a regular potato thrown in the mix for good measure.)
really. i should have my own cooking show. and drinking show.
fruits and vegetables, people. a healthy serving of fruits and vegetables.