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!
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!
As I have continued on with my Asian food studies, I came across an interesting recipe that I wanted to try. It contains many of the flavors I have been using lately, but also incorporates some interesting twists. This is a healthy meal that presents beautifully and would make a wonderful display at a luncheon or dinner party. You could also make it appetizer size as a … Read more A Stacked Sensation on Fresh Butter Lettuce Leaves!
How many times have you gotten a nice head of broccoli on a long thick stalk and just tossed away the stalk? Or maybe you trimmed the stalk and chopped it up to use it in soup? Well, here’s an idea; spiralize it and eat it as pasta! Best done with a nice thick stalk. All you have to do is trim the knobs off … Read more Don’t Throw that Broccoli Stalk Away – Spiralize it!
Looking for a great salad to take to your next Pot Luck party? This Asian Napa Cabbage & Kale Slaw with Snap and Sweet Peas would make a perfect contribution. One thing I love about cabbage salads; they go a long way. As one of many buffet items, it can serve up to about a dozen people or more. Double the recipe and you’ve got it covered … Read more A Symphony in Green!
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!