Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!
I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!
Kale, kale, kale…is it losing it’s wonder? Kale has been one of the most “talked-about” vegetables of the last few years. Are people getting tired of it? I submit that the nutritional benefits that it holds, should keep you in the kale fan club for years to come. Some of the more apparent benefits of kale are it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a … Read more 3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad
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!
My Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box is a wonderful resource for making desserts. I usually look first to the fruit in my box when deciding on a sweet finish to my meal. Often dinner in itself is enough to fill you fully, but as the saying goes “there’s always room for something sweet!” When making your dessert center around fruit, at least you can be adding beneficial nutrients and … Read more Citrus adds a Fresh Taste to this Sumptuous Dessert!
Haha! My husband likes most every kind of food and even some that he hasn’t liked in the past, he’s grown to enjoy or at least tolerate. Beets are not one of those things! It creates a bit of a challenge when I get these wonderful fresh beets in my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box. I have to eat them all on my own, … Read more Don’t Tell my Husband I put Beets in the Hummus!
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!
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!
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
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!