Growing up, my mom couldn’t get me to touch seafood with a ten foot pole. Not even fish sticks! The first time I can recall eating fish and enjoying it was my freshman year of college. It was a moist filet of halibut with a crispy exterior coated in olive oil.
Since then I have played around a lot with fish, a side effect of marrying a sushi chef, and have found a handful of ways I enjoy it. I can’t help but want to share this simple cooking method of seared dry rub salmon since it is the trick that truly kept my mouth happy when consuming an animal from the sea! It’s quick, and it’s tasty!
We like to serve this with a simple side of vegetables or even on a bed of lettuce with corn avocado and a 50/50 concoction of bbq sauce and ranch. Read more ›
This is random, but I just had to post about this awesome discovery that my husband and I made through a friend: Graze.com.
(Also, not gonna lie, here is a promotional code: BENL247ZB so that you can get a couple of FREE boxes (1st box and 5th box) and it will give us $1 off of our next box when you use it. Hey, what can I say? I like food and I like a deal. Just click here to use the code and get started!
So, anyway, back to Graze folks. It’s a pretty new company – they just rolled out invites to general public in January (so if you are hearing this for the first time, you’re not totally out of the loop, and if you already knew about, then you’re just way too cool!) It’s an awesome “nibblebox” that is mailed to you. Yes, in the mail – the good ole’ USPS. The box fits in most standard-sized mailboxes, so you don’t have to be home for a delivery or worry that a neighbor will steal your munchies (because if they knew what was in the box, they just might)! Why do I love getting food in the mail so much? It’s way better than bills and junk mail, that’s why! It’s $6 a box (that includes the shipping) and did I mention there are over 90 different snack choices to choose from to fulfill your wildest dreams? Read more ›
On a busy night where frozen nuggets from Costco will just not suffice, I love having simple, inexpensive dinners like lettuce wraps that I can throw together. These wraps are fresh, saucy and easy to throw together. I found the original recipe from Annie’s Eats a long time ago. Over time, I have dramatically changed it to be more fitting to whatever is in my fridge. Changing up the produce definitely changes the flavor, so put whatever you like in there (red bell pepper and shredded carrots in pictures). Read more ›
I like people who like food. I like to cook for people. So when someone I like also likes food, I feed them. My cycling teacher visits Great Harvest in Utah on the regular. She told me she loves their apple cinnamon bread. So I told her to skip her breakfast run and I would not disappoint.
Monday morning comes around and the bread I threw in the fridge to rise overnight was saran-wrapped to the pan too tightly and formed a giant sheet bread! Frick! So I scurried around and made this apple cinnamon quick bread. What a gem it turned out to be. Read more ›
“……Woah woah woah woah woah…. there’s still plenty of meat on that bone. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato….baby, you got a stew going!” – Carl Weathers (watch the clip here)
Can you tell I’m obsessed with Arrested Development? When my husband was overseas oh so many years ago, he bought the series, and then sent it home to me because he insisted that I watch it. I think I finished all three seasons in like 2 weeks.
Anytime I hear the word stew in anything, this clip just automatically pops to my mind.
And if anything can get a stew going, baby, it’s this Moroccan Chicken Stew. It’s phenomenal, and it throws together so easily. I don’t even remember where or when my husband and I found the idea for this recipe, but it seems like it’s been a favorite around our place for awhile. Read more ›
First of all, let me just tell you, the last year of my life has been, well, absolutely, insanely, and extremely CRAZY! And this last week was no exception. Just to put it into perspective, I’ve had this post about 15 minutes away from being posted since Monday, and well, it’s Saturday and I’m finally having a chance to hit ‘Publish’. A new business opportunity, not a lot of time to assemble, a few stubborn hurdles to overcome, not a lot of sleep……but all worth it. Thank you wonderful husband Ben for being mom and dad this week and helping me get everything done! I am really a lucky gal.
Anyway, on to better things: Food. A few months ago, my friend, Jessica, posted the coolest picture on Facebook: a red and white checkerboard cake. I was intrigued. How in the world? So, I started doing some research and was amazed. What was it? A Joconde Sponge Cake. Its name is derived from the Mona Lisa, and yes, it truly is a work of art! Read more ›