Many people ask me how I continue to come up with new ideas for my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA produce. Well I must admit, it does take some research and thought to create something new every week. But it never ceases to amaze me at the infinite number of ways there are to combine and create new recipes with their fabulous produce! Lately I have resorted … Read more Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!
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 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!
You know those recipes that have been around for ages, but never go out of style? They are usually made up of classic combinations that are tried and true, as in this Broccoli Cheddar Soup. I make vegetable soups all the time and find new and different ways to alter them just a bit to keep them current. But you really don’t need to mess with … Read more Sticking with the Classics and making them even Better!
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!
I love making stir fry dishes because they are quick and easy and you can pretty much use anything you have on hand in them. From my Talley Farms CSA box, I had some french green beans, snap peas, bok choy and sweet orange peppers. A perfect combination for a stir fry! I thought it might be fun to change up my standard ginger/soy based sauce … Read more Stir Fry is a Great Way to use Fall Vegetables!
Ok, so I’ve had carrot soup at restaurants and many times it was way too carroty and basically tasted like something that was good for you, but wasn’t very good. When I tried this soup, I was thoroughly amazed because it is incredibly delish! Packed with flavor and doesn’t taste carroty at all. Mind you, I love carrots… but in a soup it can be a … Read more Didn’t think you’d like Carrot Soup? Boy will you be Surprised by this Recipe!