Even though the groundhog said summer is coming soon, Santa Fe is still twinged with frostbite. These recipes are a perfect way to stay warm this February with your loved ones!
Let’s start by looking at what’s in season this month…
Some of our favorite things that are in season in February are…
Let’s start with a salad!
This colorful winter salad with crunchy shaved vegetables, Cara Cara oranges, and creamy avocado all pair perfectly with the real star of this salad — the dressing — a tahini and orange concoction that could go perfectly on just about any salad. Read more about this delicious salad recipe by Elizabeth from Brooklyn Supper.
Now onto the main course!
This month we have two equally delicious meals from completely different parts of the world. Each uniquely crafted to delight your tastebuds in new and exciting ways!
There’s not much to say about this dish that the mouth-watering picture above can’t illustrate. This popular Asian oven pulled pork recipe is a favorite for tacos, sliders, and burritos. The juicy pulled pork is irresistible. Read more about this pork recipe by Todd and Diane from White on Rice Couple.
Did you know that the art of making soups and stews can be dated back over 25,000 years? While every culture has their take on a hearty stew to warm you through the cold months, the French do theirs with a certain… je ne sais quoi, if you will. Pot-Au-Feu literally translates to “pot on fire” so make sure you have a sturdy, large stew pot on hand for this delicious take on what most Americans would think of as a pot roast! Read more about this adapted Anthony Bourdain recipe on Buzzfeed!
What’s dinner without a side dish?
February brings us party events like the SuperBowl, and warm hearty recipes like the pot-au-feu, and what goes better with either of these than some crispy fries? These polenta fries are simple, easy, and delicious! Make sure to pan-fry them for a little extra crispiness. Read more about these polenta fries by Teri from Spoon Fork Bacon.
Let’s not forget something sweet!
When winter calls, there’s nothing us chocoholics love more than a good cup of hot cocoa, well this panna cotta is silky hot cocoa in delectable custard form. The brittle on top is optional of course but easy to make and worth the extra bit of time! Read more on making this chocolate panna cotta by Breanne Varela from Food and Wine.
As the rich, sweet aroma fills your home, you’ll be tempted to take a peek but resist the urge! The combination of heat and steam is precisely what makes this cheesecake unbelievably silky. Top with fruit to really take it to the next level! Check out this sour cream cheesecake recipe by Beth Hensperger from Food and Wine.
And after a long day of cooking, there’s no better way to unwind…
…Than with this sweet and sour take on a classic cocktail! There’s no better way to reward yourself than with this fruity twist on an Old Fashioned. Make sure to add fresh sage for an herby kick! Check out this grapefruit old fashioned recipe by Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.