The Culinary Fruits of America’s Next Top Model
Since I know she’s going to call me out, I’ll just say it up front: I absolutely stole this spice combination from Maids. In between our snarky commentary during an America’s Next Top Model marathon, Maids gave me the low-down on her recent okra dish. Intrigued by her usage of caraway seeds — rye bread is my favorite — plus coriander seeds and cumin, I quickly figured out how to incorporate it into my staple food combination: avocado and feta.
Back to ANTM, I also was totally into Kahlen – love the dimples and the blonde hair. Totally sucker for a skinny, tall blonde. But I also love a girl I can’t wrap my head around. Naima totally works it. She’s gorgeous, fierce, sick body, sweet, beautiful.
Anyway, back to food.
Caraway, Coriander and Cumin Sandwich (plus more than spices)
In a dry pan, toast caraway seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds (Maids used ground cumin), pine nuts, salt and pepper. Now, I have no idea if it mattered whether or not I added in the s&p, but I was just in a spicing mood and threw them in. When the pine nuts turned brown and the seeds were fragrant, I removed them from the pan and then added in chickpeas. While they were heating up and browning in spots, I smashed together half an avocado, feta and the spice mixture; cut a few slices of cucumber; warmed up a whole wheat pita. When the chickpeas were ready I mixed them in with the avocado mixture and filled the pita.
After thoughts: I think the coriander seed was a little much in that sandwich, not the flavor but the texture. I’m thinking next time after toasting, I’ll mortar and pestle that mixture to break down the seeds.