Latin American food fiesta featuring…Chiles. Jalapeños in the guacamole. NM Hatch in the sausage. Guajillos in the salad dressing. First try at arepas was surprisingly easy. I baked mine rather than frying to save some calories. Only to be completely … Continue reading Chiles, Chiles, Chiles…
Eating healthy with vegetarian middle eastern dishes is easy. Sunday supper with the bounty of our family garden and and a few extras. Fattoush salad with garden tomatoes, parsley and mint tossed with mixed greens, toasted pita and tahini dressing. Kasseri cheese and oil cured olives.GF My mom’s favorite cucumber salad.GF Recipe to follow…. Homemade falafel and green beans with onions and shatta round out the feast.GF Vegetarian is so refreshing on a hot summer night! Helen’s Cucumber Salad 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers 1 tsp. Salt 1/2 red (or yellow)sweet onion, sliced thin 1/2 cup greek yogurt or labne … Continue reading Middle Eastern Feast
Great finds today @portcityproduce2 and @seaviewcrabcompany just up the road from me in little old Wilmington, N.C.. Burgundy okra roasted in bacon fat was crispy and fun to eat. Black sea bass from my favorite fish monger, broiled with a lightly browned butter sauce was flaky and moist. Tri-color quinoa with spring onions rounded out the meal. Local is ALWAYS best! Continue reading Local sources
Had some fantastic, fresh poke today from a local Lahaina purveyor! I love finding a place that lives up to its reviews and The Fish Market does. Octopus poke with traditional seasoning. And Ahi Poke with dynamite sauce. Mahalo! Continue reading Poke-man!
First night dinner on the isle hits all the right notes at Sansei Sushi Restaurant. Hawaiian Poke, Pink Cadillac roll, Sunonomo salad with octopus and shrimp, and Sansei Special roll….Uni for dessert. Mahalo! Continue reading Sansei sushi
Finally arrived at our villa at Kapalua late last night to a surprise bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Our views from the double balconies are outstanding this morning! Can’t wait to take in all that Maui has to offer … Continue reading Aloha Maui
What can you do in 24 hours in Las Vegas? Visit downtown Vegas on Fremont street where the slots and tables are looser than the strip. Get a massage at the El Cortez for 1/2 the price of the big spas. Check in at Caesar’s Palace for an Anniversary night stay courtesy of my wonderful daughter. Gamble a bit more than we should. Enjoy a fantastic French dinner at Bouchon Restaurant at the Venetian Hotel with complementary champagne to toast the occasion. Look into my husband’s eyes and see 30 years of our lives…Feel blessed. .. Continue reading Vegas Whirlwind, part 2
Out to breakfast at our favorite joint off the strip in Vegas, baby. This carb heavy Filipino inspired restaurant is just what we need for our marathon day and a half in vegas before jetting off to Maui! Continue reading Babystacks with my baby!
It’s time to vote for a Round 2 favorite in the Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Sargento Cheese. The Round 2 category is MEXICAN…Ole’! My close friends and family know that I’ve had a love affair with Mexico ever since I lived there during my college years. That is true. However, the inspiration for my entry is actually a dish from El Azteco, an East Lansing eatery that any true MSU Spartan knows well. My recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Suizas with Poblano Crema is an homage to one of my favorite dishes at El Azteco. This layered, cheesy, creamy chicken … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two
Having a blast with family in Las Vegas and livin’ large in Summerlin. An afternoon of gambling gave way to an awesome dinner at T-Bones at Red Rock Casino. The beautiful entryway belies the extravagance within! A seafood tower of epic proportions whets our appetites for the main event. Awesome! A 42 oz. bone-in T-bone steak a la Fred Flintstone is a real eye popper. OMG! Roasted veggies and a wonderful bread basket with house made goodies enhance our experience. A big thank you to my dear cousin, Mike for showing us the real Vegas….. Continue reading High “Steaks” at Red Rock