Seared salmon is delicious and really quick and easy to prepare. Searing gives it a lovely crust and deepens the flavor. Pair it with some zingy balsamic sautéed kale and healthy scoop of fresh guacamole and you’ve got a healthy and satisfying meal. Continue reading
When we were in the throes of a Gordon Ramsey YouTube bender a while back we happened across this video:
We don’t eat Beef very often. Mostly we just can’t afford it since really good Beef is significantly more expensive than really good Chicken (and we deserve the best, goldurnit!). Thus, more often than not – and in spite of multi-million dollar ad campaigns to the contrary – its actually Chicken that’s “what’s for dinner” in our house (sorry, Beef). Continue reading
Being a member of a CSA is a little like being invited to a stranger’s house for dinner and then being told that you have to cook it with whatever they have on hand. Since you never know for sure what you’re going to get it’s hard to know what you’re going to make. That can be both a curse (Goody! Kale and 50 pounds of tomatoes again…) or a blessing – as it was in this case. Continue reading
We know that you think that we, being glitzy upright citizens of the shiny kingdom of FoodBloggery, spend our days in all manner of uppercrust hobnobbing, jetsetting, and elbowrubbing followed by luxurious evenings of sumptuous dining on Champagne, Caviar, and Filet Mignon. Continue reading
At the very least this dish proves that you can put just about anything you have on hand in Pasta Salad and wind up with a winner…even if it does sound vaguely like something MacGyver would make out of old snowblower parts.
Anyhoo, in this particular case we’d had quite a few odds ‘n ends lying around that we really wanted to eat – Sweet Chicken Apple Sausage, Farfalle, Radishes, etc. – but, though they sounded great individually, they didn’t really seem like they went together all that well until we struck upon the whole Pasta Salad idea. Continue reading
If there is a better way to cook a pizza than on the grill then we haven’t seen it (which is probably because a better way doesn’t actually exist and whoever says anything different is a dirty, filthy liar…right?) Just imagine it: the perfect crispy-on-the outside-and-soft-and-steamy-on-the-inside crust smothered in gooey bubbling Mozzarella and all of your favorite toppings. Now imagine it with an awesome slightly-smokey fresh-off-the-grill flavor. Now imagine that it only took about 5 minutes (seriously! 5 minutes!!) to cook. See where we’re going with this? Continue reading
A few Sundays back the weather warmed up suddenly (randomly) and Julie and Sister Amy decided that the perfect weather called for a picnic. Amy & Julie have a talent for great get-together ideas – and for cobbling together all-star menus at the last minute. This one was certainly no exception.
Amy just happened to already have a baguette and all the ingredients for an Asparagus Fritatta. Julie was the dispatched to the store for Wine, Goat Cheese and Olives. Continue reading
We’ve totally been on a Roasted Red Pepper and fresh Basil tear lately. Maybe we’re just impatient for Summer to finally arrive, we have been teased by a few warm, sunny days the past couple of weeks. Anyhoo, the peppers and basil have been going into pretty much everything these days including salads, dressings, and this sandwich.
C’mon, just look at it. Have you ever seen anything so scrumptious looking in your whole life? Us either… Continue reading
As with most of the food ideas we have, this soup started out as something completely different. Originally, it was a recipe from Emeril for Garlic-roasted Asparagus that we were asked to make for Easter. That recipe was deceptively simple: toss the Asparagus with some crushed/minced Garlic, Olive Oil, and Salt & Pepper and roast it until golden brown – about 10 minutes or so. It was very similar in execution to our Rosemary Roasted Asparagus only Emeril finished it with a squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice.
We loved the freshness that the Lemon added to the Asparagus, and since we’d been wanting to make some Asparagus soup for quite a while we decided to borrow heavily from the Easter recipe ala Emeril.
To be honest, we’ve been pretty disappointed with Bon Appetit magazine since the whole format ‘update’ a while back (thought the website still rocks heartily). It seemed a little too focused on the look of the magazine (not to mention the incessant shameless promotion of Bon Appetit-sponsored events) and not enough attention was being paid to the actual content.
Then, all of a sudden the April issue arrived and it’s beautiful. It’s a little more like the magazine that we used to love: recipes that normal folks can make and lots of pretty photographs of uneaten food. And that lovely cover shot of the salad with the Grilled Chicken and the Tarragon? Hmmm, where have we seen something like that before?
Anyhoo, the R.S.V.P. section has the most wonderful sounding recipe for Pozolé (posole, posolli, ala Wikipedia). Pozolé. is a kind of Mexican stew that’s not unlike the sauce and filling of a Verde Burrito: a lusciously rich amalgamation of succulent bite-sized pieces of Pork, Hominy, Onions, Garlic, Chiles, Tomatillos, and spices.
Pozolé has long been on our recipes-to-make list. It has a wonderful depth of flavor and it couldn’t be easier to prepare. Continue reading