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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

I saw this recipe on Epicurious and immediately wanted to try it. I love garbanzo beans (I don’t usually call them chickpeas) and this sounds like a light, fresh salad. Lemon, Parmesan and herbs is such a classic combo, I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this before.    Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh […]

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Irene's Birthday Party

Birthday Party!

With my stepmother’s birthday coming back around, she requested the same dishes that I made for her 60th birthday a few years ago. I couldn’t source all of the ingredients I needed, no cipolline onions available, so I made do with boiler onions instead. That actually added more color to the dish, since I did […]

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Corned Salmon

Corned Beef Cured Salmon

I found this recipe on Andrew Zimmern’s website, and since I had just recently purchased a new pickling spice pack, this looked like an interesting use of it. I don’t usually get pickling spice with dill in it, but the pack I found was highly recommended, so I ordered it. I could potentially just use […]

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Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs with Fregola Sarda and Kale

Another Blue Apron meal, Chicken Meatballs with Fregola Sarda and Kale with Sicilian tomato sauce.  I like how this turned out, even though I didn’t expect to really like chicken meatballs. The texture came out great, and they weren’t dry at all. The tomato sauce was terrific, and I really love the little can that it […]

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Veal Chop

Recipes by James Beard Award Nominees

Some of the recipes look amazing, I’d love to work my way through all of them! I’m personally sold on the Chanterelle Mushroom Stroganoff sauce on the veal chop! Although the pull apart dill bread and the baked onions in brie custard look good too. The hopped up chili sounds like just the thing to […]

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Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

The recipe made a ton! Really good, probably would add more lemon next time. ( I like things super lemony!) I like the Greek combination of lemon and herbs, and I’ve loved making lemon potatoes before. This seemed like a no brainer to toss chicken in with the potatoes and let it all cook together. […]

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Sharwil Avocado

New Hawaiian Avocado

A Hawaiian avocado that’s previously been banned from being exported to the mainland may soon be available! The Sharwil avocado is described as tasting “nutty and herbal.”  I hope it makes it to San Diego for a test taste! Give Your Guacamole Hawaiian Flavor Move over, Hass. An outlaw avocado from Hawaii, the Sharwil, is […]

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Seared Chicken with Hash

Seared Chicken with Pan Sauce and Hash

Trying another Blue Apron meal, tonight is seared chicken with pan sauce and a potato, apple, onion and kale hash. I do like how you get everything together, and just have to prep and cook the meal. It makes dinner very easy on nights when you’re tired from work! After eating it, we decided that […]

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Crispy Barramundi

Crispy Barramundi with Melted Leeks and Roasted Vegetables

Another Blue Apron meal. This time it’s Crispy Barramundi with melted leeks and roasted vegetables.  I haven’t made barramundi before, so I was excited when this was on the menu selection for this box. I’ve been a fan of leeks for years, so the melted leeks were an additional incentive to pick this recipe. This was […]

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Uruguayan Asado Potatoes

Asado Potatoes

Easy to make, and they look great! I’m in! I’ll have to put this in my list to make soon! How To Make Asado Potatoes, Your New Go-To Side Dish – Food Republic They are easy to make, and the result is fairly spectacular, giving you the best of both worlds: tender, buttery rounds of […]

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