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 love baked potatoes. I love stuffed baked potatoes. Using a sweet potato for my potato choice and then stuffing it? Well now you’re on to something! The only problem with eating a stuffed baked sweet or white potato is that it can become a meal in itself, so if you pair it with a steak and another vegetable or salad, you are seriously overeating. … Read more How to Make a Salt-Baked Sweet Potato a Complete Meal!
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!
If you are a Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA member, then I’m guessing you might have a few sweet potatoes sitting in your vegetable bin. Am I right? Well, I have something great for you today! If you follow me at all, you probably know that I seldom post anything twice. I usually refrain from re-visiting recipes or menus because… well because, there are just so many new … Read more Calling all Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA members – Have I got Something for You!!
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!
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!
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!
Yep, I admit it – I’m a fan of brussels sprouts. Nope, didn’t used to like them. Anyone who remembers the days of old; boiled, rubbery round little balls with no flavor, know’s what I mean. I pan fry them, I roast them, I add all kinds of luscious things together with them like bacon and balsamic vinegar. I even make a dish with blue … Read more A New Technique opens up many new Ideas for your Brussels Sprouts!
On those days that you want a satisfying meal that will warm your soul, this one surely fits the bill. It combines several ingredients that play very well together. A lean pork tenderloin takes center stage spiked with apple slices with a velvety apple jus on top. Served alongside is a robust cabbage dish enhanced with the flavor of bacon. So on our menu for today … Read more Comfort Food to Warm your Soul