Hey guys! How were your weekends? Mine was a pretty low-key first weekend back at school. I had a movie night with my roomie on Friday, ran errands and did some readings on Saturday, and met up with some friends for dinner at Jambalaya on Saturday evening.
The restaurant was a fusion of Thai, Caribbean, and Cajun cuisines. Sounds pretty intriguing, right? As soon as we stepped in, I instantly loved the atmosphere. It had lots of earthy toned decor, dim lighting, and ambient music. It was so cozy!
I had a lot of trouble deciding on what to order, but I eventually decided on the vegetarian Jambalaya. I figured I should probably try the dish the restaurant is named after! It took a long time for our meals to come out (~ 40 min), but we didn’t mind too much because we were busy chatting.
The dish itself was okay. It wasn’t bad by any means, but I feel like it was a meal I easily could have made at home. I loved the rice and beans mixture it was served over though! I definitely want to start eating rice with beans more often at home.
After dinner I went home and watched Sex and the City: The Movie on tv while snacking on my latest creation… chocolate hummus! I’m so excited about this recipe. I know it looks like poo (literally), but I assure you it tastes fantastic!
Serves 4-6 as a dip
1 cup canned chickpeas
1 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cacao powder
Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Optional: top with shredded coconut, shaved chocolate, and/or chopped nuts before serving.
Which is your favourite – Thai, Caribbean, or Cajun cuisine?
What’s the last random thing you’ve made/cooked/baked?