What’s your favorite part of reading food blogs, the pictures, the recipes, the stories behind the recipes? For me, the reason I started blogging was two fold, 1) I love to cook and I find food photography the perfect creative outlet for combining things I love, and 2) I feel like I know a thing or two about nutrition, creating healthier meals, meal planning etc. and I wanted to share these skills.
However, like all of you, I often feel like there is not enough time in the day to do all of this! A lot of the food bloggers I admire seem to do it all, and being the perfectionist I am, I want to do it all as well! But, many of these bloggers have transitioned into blogging as a full time job, and even have staff to assist with all the behind the scenes work. So I am trying to remind myself of that.
In the pursuit of finding a unique voice in this food blogging world, and achieving my two initial goals. I think I am only going to post recipes and pictures for a bit, to give myself a little more time to consider the best way to move forward.
In the meantime, I would love to hear from those of you who consider yourself readers (are you out there?) on the reasons why you read my blog and find my recipes!
So without further ado, today’s new recipe featuring peas!
Ricotta and Raw Asparagus Galette
raw asparagus adds a fresh touch to this veggie and cheese galette.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup butter cold, cubed
- 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Parmesan
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 clove garlic
- tsp olive oil
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/3 white onion
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup peas
- 2-3 tbsp part skim ricotta
- 5-6 stalks asparagus
- handful pea shoots
- 1/2 lemon juiced
In a large bowl, add both flours, butter, greek yogurt, and Parmesan. Use a fork or a pastry cutter to combine ingredients.
Add the water to the bowl and continue to combine.
Place the dough on plastic wrap and wrap tightly, place in refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.
Mince the garlic and add 2 tsp of olive oil to a small bowl.
Use a mandolin to slice the onions. Add the onions, spinach and 2 tsp of olive oil to a skillet. Cook on medium until the skillet is wilted and the onions are carmelized
After an hour/night, take out the dough. Flour your surface and roll our the crust.
Move the crust to a baking sheet.
Spread the olive oil and garlic on the dough.
Add the mozzarella cheese to the dough, followed by the cooked spinach and onions, and then peas.
Add the ricotta as the next layer.
Fold and pinch the edges into a crust.
Cook in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
While the galette is cooking, use a vegetable peeler to ribbon the asparagus. Place the asparagus in a bowl and toss with lemon juice.
When the galette is cooked. Top with fresh asparagus and pea shoots before serving.
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