Creamy Hummus Soup with Crispy Soyrizo Gremolata (Vegan)

Creamy Hummus Soup with Crispy Soyrizo Gremolata (Vegan) (via thepigandquill.com)

Like so many recipes that find their way to this space, this soup was a happy accident. A well-meaning attempt (and I do mean well-meaning, as not a corner was cut!) at Kenji Lopez-Alt’s intriguing Israeli hummus recipe — more on what makes it so intriguing later — watered down, quite literally, into a slurpable meal worthy of your soup spoon. Too many times I’ve daintily tucked pita into a creamy bowl of restaurant hummus while every fiber of my being screams good lord woman, eating it by the oversized spoonful is the clear winner of all ideas ever! And too many times, apparently, I’ve … Read More

Cheesy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Crispy Chorizo & Maple Cream (gluten-free, veggie variation)

First, big thanks to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway of “The Paleo Foodie”! I was happily blown away by your collective passion for leading (or learning more about) a paleo lifestyle. Any diet that gives lamb chops and butter a fatty thumbs up is A-OK with me. (Confession: I might be a little emoji dependent. I might be a little sad I can’t pictorally A-OK this biznit. *Emoji tearface*) And, bigger congrats to our randomly selected winner, Heidi K. I know you’ll love checking out Arsy’s arsynal — nyuck nyuck— of nummers paleo recipes. 🙂 So let’s quickly talk ‘taters. Should … Read More

Super Bowl Roundup: 20 P&Q Eats for the Big Game

Super Bowl Roundup: 20 Tasty Eats for the Big Game // the pig & quill

Do you remember your first Super Bowl? I do. My mom and I were living in an apartment off the river, in a little one-bedroom over the manager’s office. One of my favorite pastimes was fastening a paperclip to a string, knotting it clumsily around the end of a stick and dangling it over the balcony. Time and again it’d come back up with a small note attached — or, if I was really lucky, an individually-wrapped Starburst candy, the paperclip deftly pried open and speared through the waxy pink or yellow wrapper. The little things, right? “Hey kiddo,” my … Read More

Spicy Soyrizo & Black Bean Empanadas (aka Hand Pies!)

There’s been some major crankypants happening in the pigpen lately. Maybe it has something to do with the post-vacation blues (kind of a real thing) or the post-vacation head-turned-chest cold (definitely a real thing), but I have been whhhhhyyyyyy-KNEE. Things like emptying bags of Trader Joe’s brand Funyuns into my face seem to be helping marginally, although I refuse to call them by their given name, Snack-O’s, which has got to be the most generic name for a generic snack food I have ever heard. If it weren’t that the snack is actually O-shaped, the lameness of this name might … Read More

Mother’s Day Roundup: Brunch-Worthy Bomb-Noms

Yesterday was one of the downest days I’ve experienced in a while. One of those days that makes you crave the comfort of things like good girlfriends and sushi. And frozen yogurt. And beer. At one point I think I literally uttered the phrase “I want my mommy.” Fortunately, with this weekend being Mother’s Day, I can look forward to plenty of QT with both mommy and mommy-in-law, and I can already tell it promises to be just what the doctor ordered. Of course, a swimming pool of ramen and a hammock of Vic’s cappuccino chip ice cream couldn’t hurt … Read More

Cinco de Mayo Roundup: Cray for ¡Olé!

Hola. (Also — Holla!) Ima keep this short. Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal shoooooort. (Apparently not that short since I’m playing it pretty fast and loose with the emphasized vowel sounds.) Tomorrow is Cinco. I’m at the lake. Margs are calling. (Yes, I know it’s 8am…) I’d attempt to share one with you in the form of a recipe, but I might be the world’s worse bartender. So instead, hows about we do another quickie recipe roundup — Mexican edition — to make sure you have a full cushion before unwisely donning that boozy sombrero? Sweet. Lessdoeet. Have a festive and safe Cinco, everyone! xoxo, Gossip … Read More

Award-Winning Vegan Soyrizo & Sweet Potato Chili

Ready for a story guys? Here goes. Last week at work we had a chili cook-off. The First Annual for our little company, I’m guessing. We’re a team of about 30 people, with maybe two-thirds of us in the office on a “busy day.” So, because most of us like to eat — and a handful of us really like to cook — we had a chili cook-off. The word quaint should probably be in there somewhere. Requirements for the cook-off? None. No heat restrictions, specific diet accommodations, nada. This was anything goes, people. And guess-friggin’-what. This Vegan Soyrizo & … Read More

Soyrizo Biscuit & Egg Sammies

Hey guys! And hey new guys and gals that might have recently joined in on this crazy ol’ stroll through Pig & Quill shenaniganry. It’s amazing how much traffic a little fresh Foodgawker coverage can bring over the course of a couple of days, isn’t it? Pretty phenomenal, if you ask me. I know you didn’t ask me, but when has that ever stopped me? Right. So. Seriously, thanks for stopping by my crumb-y little corner of the innernet, people. I hope you like what you see and that you’ll take a sec to say hi back. Cuz I like that lots. … Read More

Huevos con Soyrizo with Two-Potato Hash

First, a reminder: have you voted for the Pig & Quill in Cook Taste Eat’s Facebook contest yet? Voting closes Friday, and I am dreadfully behind, so if you could pull out all the stops and convince everyone know you to vote, that’d be great. On the line: an opportunity to cook and film with celeb-chef and restauranteur Michael Mina, so it’s kind of a big deal. Thanks! On with the post. Sometimes Mondays kind of suck. Sometimes they don’t. I’ll let you guess which kind of Monday I had. Did you guess the sucky one? Geez, I guess that’s more … Read More