St. Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in all of us and I am no exception. For this “What I ate in a day” I’m giving my food a green festive theme. Normally I’d love to eat Bangers and Mash, or a nice slab of Corned Beef, but I’m trying to be good and eat healthy. I traded the heavy holiday foods in for lighter, green and gold colors that were still packed full of flavor and didn’t leave me feeling deprived.
Tamagoyaki is an extremely common food found in Japan. It’s often served with meals and placed in bento boxes. The combination of sweet egg, dashi stock, and nori sheets, makes for a unique flavor that is extremely comforting. Rolling this omelet also creates a visually appealing swirl with the nori sheet inside that will make any bowl of rice seem extra special. Read more
One Thanksgiving side I ALWAYS look forward to is my mother’s clapshot. She usually made regular mashed potatoes during the year. On Thanksgiving, however, she’d make this delicious Scottish dish that is sure to replace your regular mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving dinner table.
This Thanksgiving may be a little odd this year. It may be more difficult to have large Thanksgiving gatherings, and money is tight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a happy Thanksgiving anyway. Thanksgiving at my house will be just my husband and me, and because of that, we’re scaling down how much food we make. I was really excited and happy to find this simple and yet highly delicious tart. It has all those really classic holiday flavors and makes for either a nice appetizer if you happen to have a large family or a tasty side for a smaller family like mine.
You may not be able to go to a five-star hotel right now, but that’s no reason not to have a breakfast like you’re in one! This is a really luxurious breakfast and yet it’s not as expensive as you would think. The sourdough and the yogurt help to balance out the saltiness of the Caviar and the Gravlax adds protein and depth to the flavor. This was easy to put together and looked extremely elegant.
My husband LOVES chicken. Seriously, this guy could eat it every night. For me, I find chicken to be particularly tasteless so I’m always looking for ways to dress it up. Here in Massachusetts, we’re getting ready for fall, and for me, that means enjoying warmer and more comfort style food. This apple butter glazed chicken is a nice way to start warming up to the fall season, and the gorgonzola grits make this a deliciously savory dish. Keep reading to get this fantastic recipe.
In keeping with this summer seafood theme, this restaurant-quality recipe is fresh and fun with fruit, crisp and succulent salmon, and coconut rice that will tempt you to never have plain rice again. It embodies tropical food. The coconut rice is light and fluff and slightly sweet from being cooked in coconut milk and coconut water. The salmon is marinated in limes and garlic. The salsa contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables that work together in harmony to lighten the entire dish. This is an easy item to put together and a must-have for your summertime recipe book.
Summer is a fantastic time for salads in my opinion. They’re light, they’re fresh and easy to assemble, and they’ll leave you feeling fed without feeling weighed down. This salad was delicious. The only thing I really missed was some cheese to counter the acidity, but even without the cheese, it was still a delicious salad perfect for these hot summer days!
I am always trying to elevate my cooking. I want the people who visit and eat at my house (and my lucky hubby) to always feel like they’re eating at a restaurant. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all for an easy weeknight meal, but we all want to feel special, and being able to cook something like this not only feels great but tastes AMAZING especially if you want something refreshing for summer.
If you’ve read this blog long enough, you’ll know that I ADORE seafood ESPECIALLY during the Summer. So it should be no surprise that I’m about to tell you the recipe for these crab cakes with a remoulade that is so good that my husband often puts it on the salad that I serve alongside these cakes. If you’ve got a craving for all things crab, keep reading!