have it your way

If you like quick, versatile recipes that make dinner a cinch after a long day at work, then this might be the one for you. I love it because you can swap out proteins and add in tons of additional fresh veggies like bell peppers. So check it out: shrimp pad Thai recipe by Food & […]

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bang!

I like these dishes because they’re super light but also flavor-packed.  Panko-parm cauliflower recipe by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.  Skinny bang bang shrimp recipe by Recipe Diaries. 

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the simple things

These Asian steak kebabs and corn on the cob are pure simplicity.  Recipe by Julie’s Eats & Treats here. 

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ready to roll

There are only a handful of foods I can remember experiencing for the first time as a child. Some memories are in the kitchen with my mom; others linger on the taste of something new. To this day, one of my strongest food memories takes me back to middle school, when I practically lived at church between […]

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do the mashed potato

There’s nothing better than comfort food after a shitty day. For me, that sometimes means Chinese takeout or brownies. When the stress and emotions hit this week, I began craving steak and potatoes. I’m not likely to rock your world with my steak — although it’s damn good seared in a cast iron skillet full of butter […]

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a crabtivating snack

I hate cream cheese. There, I said it. But before you get your social media pitch forks out, let me qualify my first statement. Like all other cheeses, I cannot eat it uncooked. Why? Not sure. Maybe it is a chemical change in taste and texture after cooking. Even then, I find an excess of […]

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we go together like …

I’m never one to turn down a good deal. And that includes food. You’ve already seen the photo, so you know where this is going. Scallops. Honestly, I cannot resist. I love scallops, and I don’t even live near an ocean so I’ve only had fresh ones a couple of times. Still, they beckon me. […]

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caught up in the cauliflower craze

There’s no denying: Cauliflower is having its moment. Cauliflower rice. Cauliflower grits. Cauliflower steak. Fried cauliflower. Mashed cauliflower. Roasted cauliflower. For many, it’s a low-carb substitute. Me, I just love its versatility; that it’s healthier is a bonus. Cauliflower can be “meaty” substitution to a protein, a flavorful side, or a replacement for certain starches […]

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twelve angry shrimp

Sink your teeth into these chimichurri shrimp tacos and you’ll taste flavors somewhat sweet and sour yet bright and herbaceous. With a bit of cilantro, radish and spring greens, I created layers that burst with lemon, pepper and bitterness, respectively. For texture, a fried shallot offered a note of savory, yet sweet crispiness, and a […]

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from Korea, with love

I’m sure you’re not surprised that I spend a lot of time cooking at home. I do write a food blog, after all. But it hasn’t always been that way. Like most people, I cycle through periods when my work-life balance skewed more toward the former and I feel too busy or tired to prepare […]

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stop. butter time

Well, after my final foraging expedition, I am ready to admit I don’t know much more about plants now then I did a month ago. For example, I figured I’d take my friend, Kira, with me to a prairie I had heard about. It’s a nature preserve, so the land has been untouched. I didn’t quite […]

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dandelion on my mind

I’ll admit, I am not so good at this foraging thing. Two weeks in, and I’ve been able to find only common plants I already knew were edible. While I am more than happy to write about them, since I haven’t used them in a recipe before, I was hoping to find something a little […]

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say hello to my little friend — the wild leek

I struggled to choose a theme for my culinary adventures last month. Too busy and too little inspiration. But inspiration came easily this month. April may have rained on my parade, but May flowers will save it. In spirit of that popular saying, I intend to spend my weekends foraging for my food. I recently attended […]

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a beautiful disaster

I know it’s already February and I am a week late posting about my last bread and soup adventure, but better late than never, right? I call it an adventure, but really it was more of a beautiful disaster. Beautiful: the soup. Disaster: the bread. It seems I am destined to fail at free-form bread […]

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a sourdough sunday

Although I have designated January my bread and soup month, I hardly find myself eating either on a routine basis. Part of what has made this challenge so great is not only learning how to make new foods, but stepping out of my comfort zone. I’ve only ever cooked clam chowder before (I am from […]

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