I wanted to make some soup today and was wondering what I should do. I decided to use one of my favorite vegetables as the base; celery root (celeriac), and pair it with apple. But when making soup, I am a proponent of garnishing it with something to add some excitement such as fried pancetta or croutons and cheese, etc. Due to the diet restrictions I am … Read more Two Soups are Better than One!
On those days that you want a satisfying meal that will warm your soul, this one surely fits the bill. It combines several ingredients that play very well together. A lean pork tenderloin takes center stage spiked with apple slices with a velvety apple jus on top. Served alongside is a robust cabbage dish enhanced with the flavor of bacon. So on our menu for today … Read more Comfort Food to Warm your Soul
I love Chinese food, which is seriously difficult to find on the Central Coast of California. Or at least it is in Paso Robles. Yes, we have a few options, but none of them compare to what I grew up with in the Midwest. I think of Chinese food as comfort food. It is generally light fare and super nourishing. Spaghetti Squash is one of the CSA items … Read more Transform your Spaghetti Squash into an Amazing Chinese Meal!
Next week, much of America will be eating turkey. And many of us will have leftovers to enjoy for days to come. If you’re like me, you may not be fond of reheated, dried out turkey. In fact when I do reheat my turkey, I simmer it in the gravy so that it stays nice and moist. Sometimes, I throw in a few frozen peas and … Read more Just in time for Thanksgiving – Two Great Leftover Turkey Ideas!
Just in time for your holiday wish list, I have the most amazing kitchen appliance to share with you! It is the Cuisinart 3 in 1 Multicooker. It not only slow cooks, but you can brown your meats and vegetables first, with the brown/sauté function. Then use the slow cook function to cook the dish. If you need to thicken the sauce at the end, just … Read more The One Pot Meal you’re Not Going to Want to Miss!
There’s usually only two of us in the house at dinner, unless I have invited guests to join. That makes it a bit difficult for some of the recipes I make. Especially when cooking a pork tenderloin that comes two to a pack. In an effort not to waste anything and making the rest of my weeks’ meals quite simple, I re-invented my leftover pork … Read more Two Great Meals to make with your Leftover Pork Tenderloin
Fresh slaws make a perfect compliment to any grilled fish or meat. They add a little acid to cut the richness of protein and give you just the right fresh ingredients necessary to balance out your meal. With corn now in season, it is a terrific ingredient to add a bit of sweetness and crunch to create a fabulous slaw! I adapted this recipe from … Read more Balance your Grilled Feast with this Fabulous Corn & Cabbage Slaw!
Carrots, carrots, carrots – what to do with all the carrots! When your vegetable drawer is overflowing with carrots, there’s nothing else to do but make carrot cake. Tired of that same old cream cheese frosted standard recipe? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here is the most amazing recipe for a feathery light, luscious & creamy, yet lightly sweetened four layer carrot cake … Read more Toss Your Old Carrot Cake Recipe, This One Takes The Cake!
I get a lot of carrots from my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA. I use them in tons of different dishes; chopped, julienned, sliced, whole and best of all served raw with an assortment of dips. They are some of the most flavorful carrots I have ever tasted. In the past, I have made a strong point against purchasing the little carrots packed in liquid … Read more Love this Way to Make Carrots!!
Sliders are fun to eat because they are cute, small and won’t ruin your diet. I prefer to use turkey when I am making recipes with ground meat because I like the taste and the leaner meat, which results in less calories. The difficulty is in ensuring not to overcook it though because overcooked turkey can be dried out and tasteless. It helps if you use regular ground turkey … Read more Just in Time for your Summer Barbecue, these Moroccan Sliders are Amazing!