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

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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

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)

Chicken Dishes, Dinner, Pasta

Jon’s “Take Out” Pasta: Sauteed Garlic, Alfredo & Pesto Sauce

I call this dish "Jon's take out pasta" because it is so good, it could honestly be from a restaurant. The recipe is courtesy of my friend Jon, who is also on a mission to become a better cook. Such a simple recipe with premade sauces-- although Jon assures me it's taken him a lot… Continue reading Jon’s “Take Out” Pasta: Sauteed Garlic, Alfredo & Pesto Sauce

Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, Main Dishes

“Autumn” Burger: Bacon, Brie, Pumpkin Spread

Gosh, this burger was perfection. A few friends decided to take me out to dinner for the first night of my San Francisco trip.  They picked this really awesome artisan burger place called Roam. I ordered the "Autumn burger" which, as you can see above, featured applewood-smoked bacon and melty brie cheese.  It also had… Continue reading “Autumn” Burger: Bacon, Brie, Pumpkin Spread

Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, Gobble Meal Kits, Vegetarian Dishes

Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Goat Cheese Medallions (Gobble)

This lovely dish l was the second meal I cooked through Gobble.  It featured fresh gnocchi pasta, pan-seared, along with a garnish of pesto, peas, radishes, and asparagus, all topped off with melting rounds of goat cheese. Although the pasta came fresh, it needed to be boiled for a few minutes: before it was seared… Continue reading Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Goat Cheese Medallions (Gobble)

Dinner, Main Dishes, One-Container Meals, Steak, Uncategorized

Steak Bibimbap (HelloFresh)

Of all the Blue Apron and HelloFresh recipes I've ever tried, this steak bibimbap recipe might just be my favorite. According to HelloFresh, bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish.  The name literally means "mixed rice," and rice and mixed vegetables generally form the base of the dish.  They suggest adding a fried egg on top.… Continue reading Steak Bibimbap (HelloFresh)