Happy New Year! I wanted to start off my new year by taking a break from the sweets and eating lots of veggies. These zucchini noodles, that I like to call zoodles are the perfect solution. You get your noodle fix with non of the carbs! I created my zucchini noodles using the KitchenAid 5 Blake Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice attachment for my KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This has been the funnest little gadget. You can core and peel apples, create shoestring fries, . . .
It's FALL!!! I'm in LOVE with FALL and I don't care who knows it!!! Sorry, I'm quoting winter movies (Elf), and we just welcomed in fall. Fall is my favorite food to cook. Are we nerds because we think of food in seasons? While grilled chicken with mango salsa and a side of bruschetta mid-November never hurt anyone, it is fun to indulge in the fall curries, pumpkins, lentils, and squash. All of the squashes! You see that gorgeous pan above? That's All-Clad's d3 ARMOR Fish Pan. I'm . . .
I can still remember the first time I ate a fish taco. It sounded terrible. I was resistant to try it. I was 14 years old, and I had traveled to San Diego, CA to visit my aunt. She picked me up from the airport and insisted we stop at Rubio's. All I can say is that it was love at first bite. Years later I moved to San Diego to attend college, and stayed in southern California for nearly 15 years. Rubio's was a staple. My husband would pick it up every Saturday - and fish tacos were . . .
Fresh, bright, light...oh so yummy. That's how I would describe this fast dinner. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you aren't a seafood fan you need to try tilapia. It is so mild and so easy to prepare. You'll be converted! I started out this recipe with a shallot, some dills, some parsley, and some garlic. I seasoned my tilapia with salt and pepper and then coated it in flour. I cooked it in a skillet with a little olive oil and then removed it and let it rest on a . . .
Bowls are the new plates. It's true. Martha Stewart said it, so it's true. Ha ha! Really though! Have you noticed how popular meals served in bowls have become? I love serving food in the Fiesta bistro bowl. They are truly one of my favorite pieces of dinnerware. The depth is perfect, they are chip resistant, and they are beautiful to boot! Today I'm serving up a California roll...in a bowl. Who is a sushi lover out there? If I'm being honest - I'm pretty reserved when it comes . . .
Dinner in 10 minutes?! Yes please! This tasty dish will be on your table before it is even set! I love shrimp, and I love summertime grilling. Add some juicy fresh peaches and you pretty much have heaven on a platter. My love of seafood started when I was a kid. I have really fond memories of camping with my family. My dad would get up early to go fishing and he would catch our dinner. We feasted on rainbow trout grilled over the camp fire during those trips. Since then I haven't been . . .
You guys. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this new recipe. Summer is slowly coming to an end, so you must make this right now. Although I do see it as a warm, light and delicious escape to the tropical Caribbean during the cold winter months, especially when all you've been making is creamy soup and heavy pastas (what, you don't do that during the winter?). I love this because you can do all of the prepwork earlier in the day (or during naptime) so that dinner time isn't as . . .
We are summer eating in full swing at our house! Our dinners are full of fresh produce these days and we all love it! My 2 year old spends dinner time shoveling food into his mouth and saying "yum yum yum" in between bites. I love that he loves to eat fresh fruits and veggies - now if I can just convince the 4 year old. It's so funny how each child is different - even when they are exposed to the same food. My 2 year old will eat an entire water melon, while my 4 year old will not even . . .
It's no secret - I LOVE shrimp. Seriously one of my favorite foods. I like it grilled, roasted, cold with cocktail sauce, fried, in pasta...I could go on and on...but I'll stop so I don't end up sounding like Bubba Gump. I stumbled upon this tasty shrimp recipe a few years ago. I've prepared it roasted in the oven and on the grill. Both are delicious. Prepared roasted the flavors are rich, and grilled the flavors are fresh. Pictured here I have grilled it. I prefer grilling in the . . .
Boy do I have a yummy and easy dinner for you! Many years ago my husband and I took a weekend trip to Seattle. One of the first places we visited was Pike Place Market downtown. We loved wandering thru the beautiful flowers and fresh produce. And we were so amazed by the Famous Pike Place Fish Co. This fish company is famous for throwing their fish from one worker to the other when they get a sale. There are motivational videos and documentaries about the culture of this company that are . . .