One of the easiest and best ways to eat a whole artichoke is to steam it and serve it up with your favorite dipping sauce. There is very little prep needed to get artichokes ready to cook. I rinse them thoroughly running the water in and around all of the leaves to ensure I loosen up any dirt or critters that may be lurking beneath! … Read more Artichokes at their Best!
Kimchi is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken! The reddish fermented cabbage (and sometimes radish) dish—made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chile peppers, and other spices—is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with … Read more You’re Missing Out if you’re not Eating one of the World’s Healthiest Foods!
Welcome to 2017! I’m looking forward to a healthy and adventurous year. Wow, it was a busy holiday season around here. Barely a day free on my calendar most of the month of December – and it shows in my lack of posting on my blog. I apologize for life taking me away from you. However, it sure didn’t take me out of the kitchen! I … Read more Happy New Year from Delish-Dish!
Fennel is a wondrous vegetable. It’s aniseed flavor makes a delightful addition to a salad thinly sliced and crunchy. Once cooked, it takes on a sweet, licorice flavor. There are many parts to fennel that are used in cooking such as fennel pollen derived from the small flowers of wild fennel. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, anise-flavored spice used in Italian sausage. Then you … Read more Succulent and Sublime; Fennel pairs with Chicken Two Ways!
I love Mexican and Southwestern fare. How excited do you think I was when I received tomatillos, jalapeños, avocados, corn, heirloom tomatoes and poblano peppers in my Talley Farms CSA box! In several styles of food, the sauces are what makes the meal incredible and Mexican food is definitely at the top of that category. With a few other add in’s, I came up with three unique … Read more Not one, Not two, But three Incredible Salsas!
The season for Zucchini is upon us and there is nothing that makes better vegetable pasta. Finding a great sauce to pair with it that will enhance it’s flavor and complete the dish, can be easily found in this wonderful Fresh Spinach Pesto recipe. That is how I came up with Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Spinach Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes. The pesto is quick and … Read more Getting in Shape for Summer can Taste Good Too!
There are several variations for making your own Ricotta Cheese, but they are all quite similar. Basically you have to cook a mixture of milk and cream to a certain temperature, take it off the heat and add an acid ingredient to create curdles. Then you carefully ladle it into a cheesecloth covered strainer to let it drain and settle into a bowl of fresh … Read more Why buy Ricotta Cheese when it is so Easy to Make!
Amazingly bright green is the color of this delectable Spring Pea Pesto. It is blended with a mixture of English peas, walnuts, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic and extra virgin olive oil to compose a light, fresh tasting pesto. I incorporated the pesto with bowtie pasta, pieces of pan fried chicken breast and fresh mint to create my Bowtie Pasta with Pan-fried Chicken Breast and Spring Pea … Read more Spring Pea Pesto adorns this delicious Pasta Dish
I had a few Sugar Snap Peas left in my fridge and wanted to try something different with them. My Fine Cooking magazine had a recipe for Snap Peas with Turkish Tarator Sauce so I tried it. What a find this was! The sauce was so delicious, I then served it with steamed artichokes. Another home run! It would be amazing as a spread for … Read more A Gluten Free Sauce for Veggies, Sandwiches and More!