buona sera, amici!!! we’re back from italy, and once again, my passion for italian food has been ignited! not hard to do. but here’s the truth ~ no matter how AMAZING that fresh, incredible pasta is, i cannot eat it for every meal. my body doesn’t want me eating it at all! as my friend steve says, “I’VE BEEN GLUTENED!!!” i came back with a … Continue reading easy italian salad.
say it with me ~ CHI. MEEEEE. CHURRRRR. EEEEE!!! is there any yummier word in the world? have you had chimichurri sauce? if you haven’t, get your blender out and make this sauce tonight! arrrrrriba!!! i made this sauce yesterday and it was a vibrant, beautiful green color. it’s a little dull today, but here’s a pic anyway… num num nummmmm…. here’s how to do … Continue reading chimichurri sauce.
this is the only spice mix you need this summer. the only one! it’s a great rub or marinade for your grilled meats and shrimp. it’s amazing sprinkled on eggs. add it to butter and slather it all over your grilled corn this summer, and oh my my. nothing dull about it. it’s so so good. i stole it from this amazing cook on the … Continue reading african spice rub.
it’s confession time. i’m ready to make a change and i feel like sharing it with you all… i’ve been on this roller coaster ride of trying new diets, new workouts, eliminations, cleanses, and detoxes ~ for who knows how long now. it’s not really a yo-yo dieter situation, because i basically have not lost one single pound during any of it. okay, well maybe … Continue reading diet shut-down.
y’all ~ i just discovered the easiest, most fool-proof way to make poached eggs! i wasn’t even out of bed yet, messing around on some cooking website, and there it was… poached eggs from FROZEN EGGS!!!! “what the…are you kidding me? no way…” i had to try it. so i took my last two farm-fresh eggs (thanks to my friends kate and anna, and their … Continue reading easy poached eggs ~ WUT?
last sunday morning i stayed home from church and had a little church of my own ~ in my other sanctuary ~ my kitchen. and just like a good sermon, we lived on that food all week long. yesterday, thursday, we just finished it all. it was such a healthy, easy week! if i could truly discipline myself to do that every week, i would … Continue reading sunday fridge clean-out.
such healthy, hearty, morsels of goodness. this is a bowl of chopped veggies, tossed in the following: stone ground mustard chopped garlic maple syrup balsamic vinegar (optional) olive oil salt and pepper (or other seasonings) i added AIDELL’S chicken sausage, chopped and tossed in with all the veggies. spread on two sheet pans lined with parchment paper, and roast in a 400 degree oven for … Continue reading roasted veggies and sausage.
i’ll just leave this right here… i can’t help it ~ i think veggies and vinaigrette in a martini glass are the most beautiful thing ever. okay, 2nd to my hub’s martinis. works of art. seriously. but i’m off the sauce so a greek salad will do. here’s how to make this fabulous spring brunch/lunch/snack food! GREEK SALAD CEVICHE make your vinaigrette first, in the … Continue reading greek salad ceviche.
here’s what i did: in a blender or food processor (my food processor broke so i’m using a blender), mix the whole head of already-roasted cauliflower (that had been in the fridge the entire week), squeeze the entire head of already-roasted garlic in (it’s super mild since you roasted it), add a little bit of veggie stock if you’re using a blender to get it going, an … Continue reading blackened cauliflower cakes.
put that jar of mayo down! you don’t need it anymore! friends, this is the best sandwich spread i have ever eaten. i made it up myself this morning, when i had a hankering for a turkey sandwich. or, in my house, a SAMwich. (the hub might never be here, but he’s not forgotten!) let me back up ~ i’m on this diet that i … Continue reading creamy avocado spread.