Thursday, June 14, 2012

Laura's Garlic Herb Dip!

Laura is a sweet sister in Christ I have known for quite a while but never had the chance to really get to know until recently. For this I must thank Marie. =D Laura is pretty amazing and talented and I've been blessed to get to know her more through our emails, produce section conversation and her blog.

Her most recent blog post is her Garlic Herb Dip and I made it the same day I read the post. I used chives I'd purchased but everything else was from our garden.  I totally chickened out on the amount of garlic and used only one clove for the smallish portion I made. Since only Marc and I were home that night it didn't seem like we'd need too much.  Two other changes - I was out of paprika so I sprinkled in a little sumac which was yummy.  A little dash of balsamic vinegar was a spontaneous decision and turned out to be really good.

The gluten free flat bread I made was probably my worst attempt ever (just look at it!) but it didn't really matter too much when each bite was dripping in olive oil and herbs. =D

The herbs I had on hand were a little different than what Laura used but it was absolutely amazing.  We spooned it on our veggies and even our salad and devoured the bowl in record time. I could have doubled or tripled it and I think we would have still finished it off.

Tonight I'll be making it again and plan to double the amount and add much more garlic. It will make the leftover mediocre flat bread delicious.

And how about the Cha Cha kitchen towel? Is that the coolest ever?  My equally sweet sister in Christ, Ruth, made a set for my birthday in happy colors for my kitchen. I am so blessed.


Laura said...

You are sweet SIC! Yours looks great too- it is SO good and good for you too. God is amazing to give us so many yummy culinary treats naturally.
Do you have a link for your flatbread?

chacha said...

Next time I'll try a bigger variety of herbs. When I made it last night I used the same herbs that were blooming and more garlic. More garlic is definitely better. =D Isn't it so true, we are so blessed! I am in awe of our tiny garden - watching everything grow and change each day just thrills me.

Here's what I use for pitas and flatbread pizzas:

I subbed flax for eggs to make it vegan and added some almond meal. I topped it with oregano and garlic.

It would have been much better in a larger pan, spread out much thinner. The outside was crunchy and the inside took forever to bake through. Live and learn!

leah said...

I can see why you were a little chicken on the garlic! It looks yummy though. I'll look forward to trying it.

Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

You had me at "sweet sister in Christ"! I am so happy to have found another gluten-free blogger who loves Jesus! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could meet you!! (And now I'm off to meet Laura!) xoxo

chacha said...

Leah, you'll be surprised. A little bit of garlic is good but more was even better!

Heather - that thrills me! I have really enjoyed your blog. I know I've known of you for a while but I'm so glad I got to stop in and meet you.

You will love Laura, I'm certain. =D


Mary Bergfeld said...

Cha Cha, your dip sounds delicious and I certainly will be making it sometime this summer. I am always on the lookout for new snack foods and this sounds perfect for my family. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary