Does your body ever crave something, but you just can't figure out what? You walk through the kitchen, opening the fridge, then the pantry, then the fridge, then the pantry—and still, nothing seems right? When this happens to me, that yearning can usually only be satisfied with one of two things: dark leafy greens or citrus fruit.
I suppose this probably means that the feeling, the craving, is actually a signal that I'm lacking in Iron or Vitamin C. Now, I don't mind just peeling an orange and enjoying it, but I'm in luck today, because the Progressive Eats bloggers are sharing a whole menu filled with recipes that include citrus.
I'm contributing this simple, but beautifully colored salad that you can make from whatever varieties of citrus that you can get your hands on. Strewn with some thinly sliced onion or shallot and fresh herbs, then drizzled with a vinaigrette that you can shake up in mere seconds, it's the perfect way to quench my body's thirst for Vitamin C.
Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month we're sharing dishes featuring citrus fruits! Our event is hosted by Coleen who blogs at The Redhead Baker. Citrus fruits are in season this time of year, and the flavors will brighten up even the dreariest winter day. You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire!
Progressive Eats Citrus Menu
- Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail from Mother Would Know
- Muhammara with Blood Orange from Pastry Chef Online
- Orange and Anise Scented Challah from OMG! Yummy
- Chicken Milanese with Citrus Salsa from Healthy Delicious
- Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Lemon Rice - South Indian Rice With Lemon from SpiceRoots
- Blood Orange Upside Down Cake from Creative Culinary
- Chocolate Hazelnut Orange Cake from Food Hunters Guide
- Meyer Lemon Mousse from The Redhead Baker
- Raspberry Topped Lemon Souffles from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
If you're unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.