Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mustard Flavored-Tuna & Veggie Tartlets and a Blog-anniversry

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I have an impulsive nature. I always have ever since I was young. But I have to admit that with age comes restraint (I'd rather call it wisdom though). I’d like to believe that since I am now much wiser, hence I'm less impulsive.

Well, this blog is a result of such impulse. I didn’t plan on having a food blog, never thought of having one ever before in my life – although to be honest, I had already been browsing other food blogs for recipes and inspiration. But one day after entertaining some friends in the house, I wanted to take a picture of my husband’s creations, thus, the thought of starting my own food blog came to mind… and I acted out on it immediately.

And so, Spice Of Life was born in cyberspace around this time last year. Wow. Time indeed passes by so quickly. This is one of those rare times that my impulse yielded some positive results.

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I am truly thankful that I have this blog. Despite the dedication and the hours that it requires, I do love sharing my passion with you. This blog had opened a whole new dimension of culinary exchange for me and have allowed me to meet some of the most talented, creative, fun and kindhearted people from all over the world. Albeit these friendships are virtual, nevertheless I feel that sharing a common love and interest in food and food photography have somehow forged a bond among us.

So, to all those who faithfully visit and for those who are just checking this blog out for the first time – THANK YOU. I do hope you’ll continue to come, and I look forward to learning from you in as much as I hope that somehow, I’ve inspired you to cook your meals at home through this blog.

To celebrate my blog's 1st birthday, I’ve decided to do a recipe that’s from one of the most favorite food blog that I visit regularly –
Bea of La Tartine Gourmande. I distinctly remember this particular dish of hers, because I was attracted to its vibrant colors, not to mention that I love Tuna. It is a very pretty and nutritious dish…. and did I tell you that I love tuna? :o)

So to celebrate my bloganniversary, I have created Bea’s
Mustard-flavored Tuna and Veggie Tartlets. The only minor thing I did to the recipe was to change up the flours. Her’s is a gluten-free version but since I have no gluten problem, I decided to use ½ cup wheat flour instead of quinoa, and ½ cup teff instead of millet flour. Thus, my crust came out darker than hers.

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This is a very filling but healthy dish. I especially like the fact that you get the crust, tuna, cheese and veggies all in one bite! I’m glad that I tried this. If you want to, check out the recipe
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Bea, I hope that I’ve done justice to your beautiful creation.

I am also serving this dish to the Lasang Pinoy: Tri-colore. The three colors here being the green from the zucchini, red from the tomatoes and white from the cheese.

Lasang Pinoy (La.Pi.S.) is a weekly thematic food photography meme, Filipino style.

30 comments:

Z'riz said...

WOW! That looks so delish! I'd say you did justice to the dish! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

OH my,mukhang ang sarap naman nyan!

Thanks for visiting...

maiylah said...

have to agree with Z! looks really good!

happy 1st! :)

julie said...

Wow, that certainly look good :) I love the colors too:)

Happy blog anniversary!

Sara said...

Happy blogoversary, the tarts are beautiful!

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy blogoversary! These tartlets are gorgeous!

Maria said...

Happy one year to you! I love this tart! The veggies look perfect!

Grace said...

one year, eh? good for you! and what a tart--that crust looks stellar!

Gmirage said...

A delicious twist to a start!!! Love this one, hope I get to try it naman, danke!

Gmirage said...

I meant tart! My little boy keeps bugging me hehe...

Taj said...

Hope you don't mind if I get a bite :D

ces said...

oh i am so sure you've lived up to Bea's creation!:) that is one perfect looking dish! and happy happy anniv to your blog!!! more more more!:)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That looks so delicious and colourful and it's just a seredipitous bonus that it's easy!

RecipeGirl said...

What a great way to celebrate! It looks beautiful as well as delicious!

Fearless Kitchen said...

Healthy and filling? You can't go wrong with that! This looks amazingly delicious.

jesse said...

Whoaaaa, those look AMAZING! Wonderful job!

Annie said...

Those tarts looks scrumptious! I'm glad I found out about you, and how fitting on your 1st blog anniversary; so congrats!

Ning said...

Happy Happy Blogerversary!!! I'm glad I "met" you, too!!! I have not tried savory tart yet, but this one sure looks delish!!! :)

Cynthia said...

Oh my, that first pic really got my juices going.

Happy blogiversary!

Manang said...

delish na, healthy pa!

A scientist in the kitchen said...

Congrats!!! I'll be sure this tuna recipe.

Gay

Kevin said...

Those savoury tarts look so good!

iska said...

"With age comes restraint." I could relate!

Happy birthday to your blog and keep on sharing! :-)

Tangled Noodle said...

Happy 1st anniversary - it's a great milestone! Who said tartlets have to be sweet? These look wonderful!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

happy anniversary! i love savoury tartlets...i'll try some after moving to a new flat. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy blogiversary! these tartlets are so pretty and must taste really good!

cheers,

Rosa

Jude said...

Happy bloggiversary! Gotta say, when I started blogging it was more of an impulse as well :)

Lori said...

Great job. I just love tarts, could never have too many of them.

Hubbby's Cook said...

looks beautiful...and delish!

Bea said...

Lovely. Thank you for making such a nice rendition of my recipe!
Happy Bloganniversary