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 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 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!
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!
A nice rainy day in California requires a warm home-cooked meal, especially on a Sunday night! With the afternoon ahead, I decided to marinate some chicken thighs for a Chicken & Sweet Potato Tagine. My recipe is for a Moroccan style chicken marinated with an herb mixture of cumin, cardamom, ginger and a hint of saffron. If you’re feeling daring, you can toast & grind … Read more Sunday Supper
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!
There’s usually only two of us in the house at dinner, unless I have invited guests to join. That makes it a bit difficult for some of the recipes I make. Especially when cooking a pork tenderloin that comes two to a pack. In an effort not to waste anything and making the rest of my weeks’ meals quite simple, I re-invented my leftover pork … Read more Two Great Meals to make with your Leftover Pork Tenderloin
And they’re not just for popper’s either! I just made the most incredible Creamy Jalapeño Soup! Just enough heat to wake up your senses, but not enough to scare away even the weakest gringo. It is a mixture of roasted jalapeño peppers, sweet orange peppers and fire roasted tomatoes (in a can). To make it creamy, this recipe does use light cream, but you could … Read more Jalapeño Pepper’s aren’t just for Salsa!
Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeños. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!
Bell peppers make a wonderful vessel for many combinations of ingredients. The most common version of stuffed peppers is made with rice, so I thought why not a lasagna version made with orzo pasta? I love the taste and texture of orzo and it is a perfect substitute for rice. Served with a fresh salad on the side, this makes a terrific meal! The remarkable peppers I … Read more Portion Control; Serve your Stuffed Bell Peppers in Half!