While trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible, I have found Coconut Milk to be a fabulous condiment to use in my recipes. There’s only 1g of sugar in the Trader Joe’s coconut milk that I use and it has a sweet, subtle coconut flavor that goes really well with a whole bunch of things! I have been using it for making … Read more I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…
I have had so much fun cooking from the Half Baked Harvest blog lately. It was my choice for cookbook club as we were taking a departure from books and trying out some of our favorite blogs. I have been thoroughly inspired by their photographs as well as the some of the food combinations in their recipes. Today I lightly adapted a recipe for Thai … Read more For the most Tender, Succulent Chicken, cook it in Coconut Milk!
I am starting out the new year on a regimen of healthy eating. Not that I don’t eat healthy all of the time, because I would consider my diet pretty nutritious. However, over the holidays, I do indulge way more than normal. I have found that adding sugar to your diet can be quite addicting! I am usually an occasional dessert or sweet eater, but after the … Read more Start Your Year off with a Delicious AND Nutritious Meal!
A nice rainy day in California requires a warm home-cooked meal, especially on a Sunday night! With the afternoon ahead, I decided to marinate some chicken thighs for a Chicken & Sweet Potato Tagine. My recipe is for a Moroccan style chicken marinated with an herb mixture of cumin, cardamom, ginger and a hint of saffron. If you’re feeling daring, you can toast & grind … Read more Sunday Supper
If you follow my blog, you may have noticed a bit of a theme lately. I am doing a study on Asian cooking so I have been posting many Thai style recipes. Living in a rural area, it can be difficult to get some of the more uncommon food supplies that I need. However, we have two lovely Asian markets in San Luis Obispo County … Read more Enjoy the last of the Seasons’ best Fresh Corn, Cob and all!
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
I’m not much on breakfast meals these days but I do love vegetable pancakes. Some of my favorites are made with potatoes, squash or zucchini. I also love pancakes made with corn. They are very versatile, as you can make them sweet and serve them for brunch topped with powdered sugar or savory and serve them as a starter or a side dish with your meal. … Read more Go Asian with these Thai Style Corn Fritters!
Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeños. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!
The better quality your ingredients are, the less you need to mess with them to create amazing food. That was the case with this Corn Salad that I made from my Talley Farms produce. Each item stands on it’s own with superb taste and freshness. Combined together in a salad, they make a striking and delectable dish. If you follow my blog, you already know that I use … Read more The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!
I am not a creature of habit. Well, particularly when it comes to cooking anyway. I don’t really enjoy making the same thing twice as I am always looking to create something new. However, as a go to meal whenever dining alone at home, I often make myself nachos. It’s my one true addiction that I absolutely crave! Nachos aren’t necessarily the healthiest item on a … Read more A Healthy Twist on Nachos!