Avocado’s have been a little pricey here recently. I have a serious love for avocados, so when I saw them on sale last week, I couldn’t resist! I am usually good about not buying things I don’t have a plan for (because if I don’t have a plan, they don’t get used). Therefore, I set out to make a plan for the avo’s I had brought home. I had some leftover tortillas, so tacos were the obvious choice. When I googled avocado tacos, I couldn’t believe that I had never heard of this deliciousness! Fried avocado black bean tacos are my favorite new way to enjoy my beloved avocado! Continue reading →
Do you guys ever get a feeling that you want to dive into a pile of veggies to reset and refresh?? Eating meals that are heavy with vegetables helps me to feel my best. I can dig in until I’m stuffed and not feel weighed down. Veggies are totally guilt free as well. Recipes like this early summer vegetable stir fry with crispy tofu was one of my favorite things to eat when I was trying to loose weight. Now this meal is a total comfort food, and I love to indulge myself with it! Continue reading →
Disclosure: I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
As a kid my family used to have snack nights. In lieu of dinner, we would have a tray full of finger foods, usually loaded with crackers, cheese, and dips, as well as fruit and veggies. When Breton Crackers sent me samples of their original crackers with tender-crisp texture and delicious flavor, I knew they would be perfect for snack night. I wanted my crackers to be loaded with veggies, so I chose a theme that uses lots of veggies, the banh mi sandwich. These banh mi veggie cracker bites are fun little bites that you’ll keep reaching for on your snack night! Continue reading →
When I first came across the idea of peanut stew, I did not like the sounds of it. Peanuts will get soggy when they’re stewed, and that texture might be weird. They are great made into butter, however. The creamy butter from the peanuts is the star in this dish, not stewed peanuts. Don’t be afraid! Continue reading →
I love watching football all season long. Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around. It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports. We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days! Continue reading →
Soooooo…….. This is the recipe I shared with my family for Thanksgiving! Not very thanksgiving-y, but everyone loved it. We were trout fishing together for a week, and made this chipotle trout sliders recipe with fresh trout! Yum! It was served along with garlicky green beans, which is a lot more like thanksgiving.
Butternut squash soup is so creamy and smooth. It’s a big bowl of warm and cozy that is comforting as the cold weather starts to creep in. This butternut squash soup has a twist from the original. It’s infused with Thai flavors that make it even more rich and special. And a little bit spicy, because that’s how I roll…!
When I think about turning fish into a burger, I want to see flavor. I eat a fair amount of fish. I love it, but it needs to be different sometimes. These burgers are different in so many ways. Asian style, barbecue sauce, quick pickles, ‘nough said.
The first time I had sushi was in Sydney Australia when I took my study abroad trip in college. I was uncertain about the idea of eating raw fish… Will it taste weird? Will the texture be off putting? As it turns out, sushi and I must have been long lost friends! I loved the flavor explosion. In a roll, the majority of the texture comes from the rice and veggies. The rice is seasoned and sauces are used to add flare and flavor. If you have never tried sushi I highly recommend it. Most restaurants have varieties that use cooked fish and seafood if the raw aspect sends you screaming.
I love to fish, and I always seem to have a freezer full of fish that needs to be used. Fish cakes are a traditional European dish that was made to use up leftover fish and potatoes. Today I decided to whip up this recipe to help make space in the freezer. Of course, this simply means I need to plan my next fishing trip!