Foodie Group Challenge

My foodie group had a dinner last night at my place! We each drew courses randomly, as well as two ingredients from those we had submitted. Some of the ingredient combinations were really tough, but I was incredibly impressed with what we turned up! Each dish was sensational, so it’s hard to pick a winner, but for sheer audacity I think Jordan gets serious props for finding a dessert that used green peas. Here are the results of our culinary efforts:

Sarah: Appetizers

Ingredients: Cilantro, Balsamic Reduction

Dish 1: Cilantro Guacamole on Multigrain Crisps

Cilantro Guacamole

Dish 2: Strawberry & Goat Cheese Crostinis with Balsamic Drizzle

Balsamic & Strawberry Crostinis

Lesley: Side Dish

Ingredients: Yam, Pear

Dish: Roasted Yam & Pear Soup (Served with Focaccia)

Pear Yam Soup

Jon: Main Course

Ingredients: Red Wine, Oranges

Dish: Merlot Clementine Risotto with Parmesan, Chicken, and Oil of Rosemary

Wine and Orange Risotto

Jordan: Dessert

Ingredients: Green Peas, Coconut

Dishes: Green Pea Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting; Vegan Energy Bites with Cranberry, Nut, and Flax

Green Pea Cupcakes