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 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!
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!
I love making stir fry dishes because they are quick and easy and you can pretty much use anything you have on hand in them. From my Talley Farms CSA box, I had some french green beans, snap peas, bok choy and sweet orange peppers. A perfect combination for a stir fry! I thought it might be fun to change up my standard ginger/soy based sauce … Read more Stir Fry is a Great Way to use Fall Vegetables!
Looking for a great salad to take to your next Pot Luck party? This Asian Napa Cabbage & Kale Slaw with Snap and Sweet Peas would make a perfect contribution. One thing I love about cabbage salads; they go a long way. As one of many buffet items, it can serve up to about a dozen people or more. Double the recipe and you’ve got it covered … Read more A Symphony in Green!
If you’re like me, you might get a little lazy when it comes to making salads on a daily basis. I love making a large platter of greens and fixings for a party, but I can’t seem to motivate myself to make a salad for the two of us on a regular basis. One of the reasons is that I like my salads filled with … Read more A Neat New Way to Get your Salad Fix!