When I tell people I made something “egg-free” and “dairy-free” they usually look at me in horror with a weird, scrunched-up face. Here’s how I solve that problem, I tell them that I added avocado instead. Cue faces of relief. The avocado makes this tuna salad creamy without the addition of mayo or hard-boiled eggs [...]
Call me a food masochist. My big booty is wasting away waiting for our pizza delivery to arrive and here I am, blogging about delicious food. Talk about a tease! I made this fish sandwich a couple of nights ago. This is the best oven-fried fish I have ever had. The fillets turned out flaky [...]
Asian and citrus ingredients give these succulent grilled shrimp the extra oomph they need to make those taste buds really roar. These shrimp skewers are the bee’s knees! They are spicy, sweet, salty and creamy all at the same time. Did I just have a MOUTH-GASM? How embarrassing… The marinating process is super simple and doesn’t take long at all. [...]
Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes to order at a Thai restaurant. For some reason I can never quite master this recipe at home. I don’t know what their secret is but this time around I came pretty darn close. Most Pad Thai sauces call for tamarind, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, tomato paste [...]
When I think of Hawaii, I think of fresh seafood and road-side fruit stands. Yes, that’s me and my good friend Siobhan at a fruit stand off of the Road to Hana in Maui. The gentleman working the stand was so genuine and kind – he gave us this fresh coconut (cracked the thing right [...]
It’s Saturday and I’m still exhausted from this previous week’s work. I need a vacation. After putting in another 10 hour day, Mister was kind enough to take over the kitchen. I saw this recipe on Skinny Taste and shared it with him. He did an amazing job with it. I’m quite proud actually. Now, if [...]
My friend Bob recently began a new diet and challenged me to cook a Paleo friendly meal. Always up for a challenge, I eagerly accepted! Now, to figure out what the hay Paleo is… If you’re unfamiliar with the Paleo diet like I was, here’s the skinny: Eat naturally by way of lean meats, vegetables [...]
My first memories of trying lobster were with my mom. Being a single, hard-working mother never stopped her from indulging in a lobster tail from time to time and if anyone deserved food luxury, she definitely did. I remember her telling me that you should always eat lobster drenched in drawn butter and morsel by [...]
With Mardi Gras just around the corner I figured it was time to dust off the ol’ beads and bring out the andouille. Now, I haven’t been to New Orleans myself but it’s definitely on my list of places to visit … mostly to eat all of the food I can get my hands on! [...]
Every Friday in Wisconsin, restaurants and pubs around the state compete to host the best fish fry around. If you’re not familiar, fish frys are like the midwest’s version of Fish and Chips. You get your choice of local fish — typically lake perch or walleye or a light fish like haddock — and it’s [...]
Tuna always reminds me of Jessica Simpson and the “chicken of the sea” bit she had going years back. That or the school of tuna in Finding Nemo. When you think of tuna, I bet a burger is the last thing that comes to mind. This original recipe came from Andrea from Can You Stay [...]
I always feel really good when I make pancit (not that I make it nearly as good as my family makes it). Simply because a lot of people outside of the Philippines don’t know how to cook pancit. It’s a little piece of my heritage that is resurfacing. Filipino cooking is not an exact science. [...]
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