Have you guys tried chinese 5-spice powder yet? It’s been a popular up-and-coming spice for a while now, and I’m just now getting on board. Chinese five-spice is a blend of Szechwan pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel. It has a wonderfully warming characteristic that pairs perfectly with other Asian flavors, such as ginger, and is not spicy. My five spice shrimp tacos with rhubarb ginger sauce are an amazing twist between Asian and Mexican cuisines! Continue reading →
One of the most fun things about recipe development is taking a recipe you love, and adapting it. Sometimes it’s about making it healthier, or adapting it to fit different diets. If you read here often, you know how much I love fish tacos. However, a lot of readers here are not looking for fish based recipes (I don’t post many). Therefore, I created chipotle cauliflower hummus tacos with cumin slaw to be vegan, and just as delicious! Continue reading →
When I was a kid, one of my parents favorite meals was blackened salmon. I always remembered that meal because the first time we tried it as a family, we didn’t realize how spicy the seasoning was going to be!! It was so flavorful, but I remember downing glasses of milk try to keep my mouth from catching fire. In subsequent trials, my parents learned the right amount of seasonings to use, and used it sparingly for us kids. Today blackening seasoning is still a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it in one of my favorite foods, fish tacos. These spicy blackened fish tacos with lime crema were a hit at my house! Continue reading →
I’m not really a side dish person. I love to cook. It’s a great release at the end of the day to come home and find my rhythm in the kitchen. However, I find it most enjoyable when there are fewer pieces of the puzzle to keep track of. Side dishes don’t fit that routine well, therefore I tend to make and eat a single thing every night. These Asian cabbage baked egg rolls with tempeh fit that theme perfectly. Continue reading →
Hey everyone! I joined a CSA! I’m really excited to share this adventure with you all. I have always wanted to try out a CSA, and this year I finally did. What is a CSA? Glad you asked! It stands for Community Supporting Agriculture. Continue reading →
It’s time for Po’Boys my friends! The Po’Boy is a Louisiana style sub sandwich that can be as creative as you are. Po’boys got there name from a restaurant in New Orleans during a local factory strike. The restaurant served free sandwiches to the “poor boys” that were on strike. My shrimp po’ boys with zingy slaw is a traditional take on the sandwich, having fried seafood and dressed with coleslaw! Continue reading →
Cabbage is still in season, and going on sale in preparation for St. Patricks Day. Cabbage is enjoyed in America over St. Patties day because it was inexpensive for Irish immigrants to purchase. Because it doesn’t cost much, it is a staple in my kitchen all winter long. Cabbage lasts for a long time in the fridge, it is versatile, and so healthy! This Dijon thyme roasted cabbage is an easy side to put together for quick dinners. Continue reading →
As far as fish sandwiches go, this one is pretty classic. As I did my research for creating this recipe, I found that traditional crispy fried fish with slaw is really the way to go. It just works so well, don’t fix it if it’s not broken (I say that, but I will still try, sigh…life as a food blogger). If you’re not a huge fish fan, or eat a lot of it like I do, this sandwich is a great way to consume more fish without feeling like you are… it’s just a sandwich!