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…
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!
The other white meat…that’s what they call it these days. What a conundrum it is though. Pork that is juicy and tender is succulent and tasty. But how many times have you either prepared or been served pork that is dry and tasteless? Well thanks to some new safety cooking guidelines and proper techniques, pork no longer has to be overcooked and unappetizing! On … Read more You Never have to eat Overcooked Pork Again!
The idea of wasting good fruits and vegetables feels like a sin to me. Some times we are on the go and just don’t have time to use up all of the items in our CSA box. Or we might find something in the fridge that seemed like a great idea at the market, but we just haven’t gotten around to using it yet. Well … Read more Let’s get Creative – two New Ideas for Blackberries!
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!
I have been so busy lately with events and travel that I have been trying to keep things simple in the kitchen. What I have found is that it can be very rewarding to make uncomplicated dishes with minimal effort when they still taste awesome! I’ve been perusing through “The Lemonade Cookbook” lately and have adapted several of their recipes that have turned out quite well. A … Read more Keeping it Simple!
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!
Achieving an elaborate result doesn’t necessarily take a lot of effort. I made two different meals in 30 minutes and they were both amazing! The base of both meals were incredible Sea Scallops from our local fish store – Pier 46 Seafood. I served them two different ways making two separate meals, both taking less than than a half hour to prepare. They were served with a refreshing and delicious … Read more An Amazing Dinner in 30 Minutes – Two Ways!
Tapas are such a fun way to dine, allowing you to share your meal with others and focus on the experience. Tapas have evolved through Spanish history by incorporating new ingredients and influences. Tomatoes, sweet and chili peppers, corn and potatoes, that are easily grown in Spain’s current microclimates, are common ingredients used. The traditional Tortilla Espanola, my favorite tapas, has nothing to do with what we know as the soft, … Read more My Version of my favorite Spanish Tapas – Tortilla Espanola!