Creative Food Combinations, Cultural Cuisines, Dinner, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Homemade Peanut Sauce

This is a peanut sauce recipe that I modified, after following the recipe that came in this Hello Fresh kit.  (It goes over a great lime-marinated beef and broccoli stir fry).  I thought their version came out a little too thin and heavy on the soy sauce flavor, so here how I'll make it if and… Continue reading Homemade Peanut Sauce

Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Pasta, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes

Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

In my last post, I described a pretty easy way to cook broccoli rabe (blanching it in cold water, and then sauteing it in olive oil). You can then use that broccoli rabe to make this dish. It's super simple: You just boil the tortellini (I used an 8 oz package of fresh Bertoli tortellini,… Continue reading Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Creative Food Combinations, One-Container Meals, Salads

Kale salad: avocado, bacon, apple & pomegranate (a little b. good inspiration!)

I think it must be a well-known fact by now that I am officially obsessed with this healthy, "fast" food chain we have on the East Coast called b. good. Pretty much everything on the menu is super healthy, and they have a really interesting way of combining ingredients in a way you wouldn't expect,… Continue reading Kale salad: avocado, bacon, apple & pomegranate (a little b. good inspiration!)

Chicken Dishes, Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Soup

Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Pinch of Yum is a really great food blog I've been following a long time.  In addition to their wide range of recipes, Lindsay and Bjork also offer a lot of great advice on topics such as food photography and making an income with your blog. Yesterday I followed their recipe for Chicken Bacon Wild Rice… Continue reading Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Creative Food Combinations, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Baked Chickpeas (with Rice & Parsley)

So. I've decided to treat this food blog as sort of a scrapbook-- not only to share recipes, but also to save tips & tricks that resonate with me. In this post, I wanted to "scrapbook" the idea of baking chickpeas in the oven, with olive oil, salt and pepper, before incorporating them into a… Continue reading Baked Chickpeas (with Rice & Parsley)

Chicken Dishes, Creative Food Combinations

Sage, Browned Butter & Almond Topping (for Chicken)

This little recipe is actually another great snippet from a larger Blue Apron recipe.  I don't always have the time to re-create and shop for an elaborate meal, so I'm trying to pick out useful ideas that I can easily incorporate into my own meal creations in the future. This chicken recipe was super simple and easy. Basically,… Continue reading Sage, Browned Butter & Almond Topping (for Chicken)

Creative Food Combinations, Side Dishes, Veggies

Roasted Butternut Squash, Potato & Apple Hash

So... technically, this recipe was part of a Blue Apron recipe.  (I know, I'm the laziest food blogger ever).   But I would totally make this again as part of a stand-alone dish, so, I'm modifying it: What you need: one butternut squash 2-3 Yukon gold potatoes 1-2 apples Start by cooking the squash and… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash, Potato & Apple Hash