Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quickies: Morning, Noon & Night Challenge Round-up

A big heartfelt thank you on behalf of Denise and myself to all of our blogger friends that supported us during this endeavor.  The response was awesome.  Countless wonderful creations highlighting avocado & feta cheese.

If you did not have a chance to get involved, I am happy to report that we will be doing this again!  Just have to brainstorm with the talented Denise on another great challenge.

A big thank you to my friend Natasha, the talented 5 star foodie, for inspiring me with her wonderful 5 Star Foodie Makeover!

When I conceived of this idea it was mostly to highlight a wonderful cookbook from a creative and innovative cook.  Please get yourself a copy of Denise's book.  It is truly a gem and would make a magnificent addition to your food library.

I originally thought these two items would make a cool dessert...so I made one!  I was not able to enter in the contest, but I will post my avocado & feta dessert on this coming Lazaro Actually Cooks Saturday.

Check out Denise's blog for the winner and round-up...talk about a tease!  Here's the linkage...

Quickies Cooking Challenge Round-up

Since this is vegetarian Tuesday, here's a quick dish I made over the weekend.  It is as flavorsome as it is indulgent.

Beech Mushrooms,  Heirloom  Tomatoes &  Yukon Gold Mash 

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. This looks very delicious. I think I can eat many, many plates :D

  2. Just saw the roundup on Denise's site. An excellent event, looking forward to a new challenge. Of course I love your fabulous 5 star veggie dish here!

  3. Just came from Denise's site. Great job everyone!
    The mushroom dish looks fabulous. With this dish, I can give up meat for...a week!..

    Looking forward to your dessert dish!

  4. Oh Laz! If you only knew how much I love beech mushrooms!! And there's that gorgeous Yukon Gold potato again! A gorgeous dish that I know will just pop with flavour.

    Thank you for all your assistance and encouragement throughout the challenge. It was a fantastic experience and one I truly would never have endeavoured, if not for you!

  5. Marvelous round-up on Denise's blog! I was clicking away for quite a while. Looking forward to reading your avocado & feta dessert recipe.

    (The heat is unreal, isn't it? Was 90 here at 10 AM this morning! I expect it in Aug and Sept but not June. Oh well, we had a cool winter. Now we pay.)

  6. Congrats to you, Lazaro for being featured and for this wonderful challenge at Denise's blog!
    Also for the veggie recipe - sounds really scrumptious :)

    Have a great week!


  7. I am dieing to see the dessert you've made with feta. Your dish sounds delicious but amazingly all three ingredients are not available in Greece.

  8. Lazaro: Delicious 5 star veggie dish. Someday I'm going to get up the nerve to participate!


  9. An excellent dish.
    Well done to all the participants on the round-up, awesome dishes were presented ♥

  10. An awesome vegetarian dish! Looks like it's popping with flavor!

  11. This is a beautiful dish with some great flavors. You certainly do not miss meat when something looks this good!

  12. My goodness I love the look of this dish and the flavors are so perfect here, gorgeous dish, great round up you two did a fabulous job with these posts enjoyed them!

  13. Hi Lazaro, what a great vegetarian dish and this is great presentation. I also visited Denise' site for the challenge round up. Everything looks great.

  14. I just came from Denise's blog to see the winner of the challenge. All entries were fabulous and so is this mash. I'm not familiar with the Beech mushrooms.

  15. Avocado and feta is a fantastic combo! I'm off to Denise's site to check out the round-up!

  16. Ooh, that dish looks so enticing, Lazaro. I don't think I've ever had beach mushrooms. They look pretty though, and I love my fungi so...
    I'm going to run over to Denise's now!

  17. I didn't participate in the last one but I am so glad you are doing another one! Sounds like fun.
    Heirloom tomatoes are amazing- I love eating them with anything.

  18. I just saw the winner on Denise's blog, what a great unusual dessert! Must have been hard to pick a winner with all the great entries you got! I love all mushrooms and beech mushrooms with their long stems are particulary flavorful, that is definitely a beautiful composition. You definitely know how to talk to me with that vegetarian dish, I would eat this in a few seconds, funny you made potatoes, I made potatoes too today but crushed :o) simplement délicieux!

  19. Wow, what an awesome roundup! All of the recipes were so creative and looked absolutely delicious! Congrats to all who participated and thanks Lazaro and Denise for putting this together! :-)

  20. I love anything vegetarian. This looks delicious! Big congrats on the success of the challenge. I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful dishes.


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