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!
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 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!
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!
Ponzu is a citrus based sauce commonly used in Japanese cooking. It is a perfect compliment to seared fresh Ahi Tuna. I used this combination to make Ponzu Ahi Tuna Martini’s! I really liked the recipe that I found for ponzu sauce in The Lemonade Cookbook. What made it unique and bursting with flavor was that they blended whole oranges in the sauce including the skin, … Read more Ponzu and Fresh Ahi Tuna create this Terrific Starter!
Avocados are an amazing fruit, known as a superfood in the nutrition world, and they are extremely versatile. They play the starring role in guacamole and are a wonderful addition to an infinite number of salad recipes. They are so healthy that many diet conscious individuals are opting to use mashed avocado in place of mayonnaise in tuna and egg salads. If you’re looking for something new and refreshing … Read more A Refreshing Do-Ahead Soup to Serve at your next Dinner Party!
My Valentine’s feast needed a romantic, elegant soup to start the meal. With sweet orange carrots and fresh tasty fennel from my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box, I was stocked with the essentials for this smooth and subtle, purely delectable Carrot & Fennel Soup! The key to this soup is to slowly cook the vegetables to allow them to reach a deep rich flavor. You want … Read more Smooth and Subtle describes this delectable Carrot & Fennel Soup!