All posts tagged: bagel

Smokey Mezze Bagel (and a giveaway)

This post was made possible thanks to the folks at Lisa’s  and Abe’s Bagels, who know a thing or two about quick and easy meals. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a delicious giveaway featuring both brands.   This post is for everyone who enjoys a good mezze platter. Traditionally served at the beginning of a meal – according to Wiki, mezze comes from the Persian word mazze meaning taste or snack – and as much social ritual as a meal. Grazing with friends is one of the more enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon. A great addition to any mezze platter is Lisa’s new Smokey Hummus. I love smoke and I love hummus but I’ve never tasted a smokey hummus before now. The smoke is subtle, not overpowering at all. The cream and lemon notes go beautifully with other mezze ingredients. I love the process of picking out the next morsel and combining items together. You curate every mouthful. Pick. Bite. Select. Down the hatch. Flavour, texture and colour go a …

Sin Removed

A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed. – George Rosenbaum When I was a young design student, bagels were my eat on the run breakfast food. There was a bagel cart just outside the design building and early starts meant nothing else was open. The only savoury bagel I could afford was the cream cheese one and fresh, toasted cream cheese bagels are not too shabby for a student diet. It’s been 7 years since I’ve had a decent bagel. I ate them out of convenience and then promptly forgot about them when they were no longer convenient. Until I spied the bright Abe’s Bagel’s stand at the Food Show over the weekend. Their parmesan bagels rock my world. Cut in half, they fit into our toaster and smeared with cream cheese, avocado, salt and pepper they were easy yum. The Koala pronounced it, “Fucking delicious.”