Intro: Geri is posting today! We LOVE Geri-- we all lived near each other in SoCal and became fast friends. She is an amazing photographer & has an amazing Minestrone soup recipe we have been dying to get our hands on. Well folks. Today is your lucky day- her soup recipe is now open to the PUBLIC. Its THAT good it definitely needs its on PSA. Geri's Instagram HERE ALSO: This New Staub Cast Iron 7 qt Round Cocotte is my new very favorite item in the kitchen. It's gorgeous, its . . .
This is the corn bread recipe that I grew up on. We all LOVED this recipe, my siblings and I would down the whole pan whenever my mom made it. This is really a perfect family recipe, not just because it makes a ton, but because of its taste and texture. Cornbread tends to be a little dry and have rough grainy texture. My kids will take a bite out of a traditional cornbread and be done with it. Kids are so sensitive with textures! so much more than taste. This cornbread is light, moist, sweet and . . .
I just love a good creamy risotto. 'Risotto' is style of cooking rice so that it is more creamy. The creamy happens because the rice is cooked in some type of broth and it releases starches making the entire dish thicken and become creamy. Long grain rice doesn't work so well for this. Short grained rice, particularly Arborio rice is the best. The shorter the grain the more starch. If you wanted to make a simple pot of arborio rice, you simmer some rice in veggie or meat broth and stir and stir, . . .
I needed a side dish for some coconut chicken I was making and was totally stumped. I had some mango salsa sitting in the fridge from some fish tacos I'd made and BAM. It hit me. Don't you love it when the food gods smile down on you? Oh, I do. This is suuuuuuuch an easy meal to prep beforehand. Make your salsa and thai peanut dipping sauce and slice the veggies at some point in the week, or in the morning, whatevs, so all you have to do is roll the rolls and you're ready for . . .
Pressure cookers are really fabulous for cooking meats super fast and making them really moist. But. Veggies need some love too! This is the perfect chop and dump meal. Prep everything, open some cans, and throw it all in there. Done in 10 minutes. This vegetarian chili is totally customizable, forgiving, and if you really want some meat, you can totally add chicken, turkey, whatever you want. Super healthy, and you can add all the kid-friendly toppings. TEN MINUTES, . . .
Crostini is one of my favorite appetizers. Classic bruschetta, mediterranean bruschetta, and now peach, ricotta, and basil crostini. Such an easy app to whip up, and hellooooo summer! Homemade ricotta really makes the dish. You boil milk and cream, add lemon juice, and let it strain for a couple of hours. That's IT! Thick and creamy, fresh ricotta pairs perfectly on the buttered, grilled toasts! Top with a juicy peach (or nectarine) slice, earthy basil, and a fruity balsamic glaze . . .
Tacos are life. Especially here at OhSo, I don't believe we've met a taco we didn't like. Velvet Taco is one of my favorite taco joints here in Dallas (shrimp and grits taco is next on my list of things to recreate). One of my friends introduced me to their elote. Many of you may have had elote, or corn on the cob with all the traditional Mexican slathering of mayo, lime, cheese, spices. I can't do the mayo, so I was super stoked they didn't use that, AND! and they put it all in a cup for you. I . . .
Well hi there summer. I love your food. Seriously. I love summer food. There is nothing better than eating tons of fresh produce on a warm summer evening. I recently moved to the pacific north west and I am literally in love with all the local farm grown produce we have here. I couldn't help but toss together a tasty salad to go along with our grilled shrimp the other night. It turned out so fresh and crisp with lots of bite - so I knew I had to share here. The inspiration for this . . .
One of my favorite things about summer is the juicy, fresh produce. Especially from our farmer's market. ESPECIALLY those of the sugary, sweet variety. Make your simple syrup with juice, lime juice, and sugar. Sometimes I go a little overboard and buy a ton of my favorite fruit, nectarines and peaches, so the other day I busted out a cobbler for a friend I took dinner to (while I ooh'ed and ahh'ed at her new, precious little bebe). Smoothies are always wonderful with ripe fruit, but I . . .
It's been awhile since I've done a post! It's good to be back! Back with a fun, healthy taco dish that your family will love. It's a bit of a twist on the traditional ground beef, pinto bean cheesy taco, this one has a mediterranean feel! The best part, it literally takes at most 20 minutes to make, so if you are having one of THOSE days, which let's be honest happens to me about 4 out of the 7 days a week, this meal is a perfect go to. Lentil tacos are rich with protein, low in fat, . . .