Friday , 19 January 2018

Tag Archives: garlic

Turkey, Turnip and Potato Casserole

A hot dish using turnips, potatoes and turkey

First off – Happy Birthday to my husband!!!  He just turned the big 3 – 0 which means he has officially left his twenties behind (ha!) Let’s disregard the fact that I meant for this post to go up yesterday on his actual birthday but things were busy, busy, busy so yeah…disregarded…moving on….and we’re good! He *ahem* decided to take ... Read More »

Blackened Fish Pasta in a Spicy Creamy Garlic Sauce

Pasta tossed in a spicy garlic cream sauce with blackened fish on top

Let me start this off with the preface that I love pasta.  But am I as in love with a relatively healthy kind of sauce like marinara?  Oh no, not me.  I’m a fan of the creamy, I know this can’t be good for me and it’s probably loaded with a ton of butter and cream and oh my gosh how delicious is this ... Read More »

Piri-Piri Marinated Chicken with Avocado, Tomato and Egg Salad

Salad made of avocado, tomato and egg with grilled chicken in a piri piri marinade

I think I’ve mentioned before that I participate in this fun blog hop called Cook Around the Globe. In this one, the owner of the blog hop will pick a country or region and then we attempt dishes from that region. This time she picked West Africa which I admit I’m extremely unfamiliar with.  I’ve eaten and enjoyed Ethiopian at ... Read More »

Spicy Greens with Chicken Sausage

I joined a weekly CSA this past year and it’s been fabulous.  I’ve been getting awesome, locally produced farm fresh produce and enjoying the fact that I’m supporting my community.  It’s also been forcing me to stretch the limits of my creativity to ensure we’re not eating the same thing over and over again. Take this for example: Does anyone ... Read More »

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

A bowl of red beans over rice

The entire time I was making/eating this dish I had Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in my head – ‘Red beans and rice didn’t miss her!” I’ve been hitting my slow cooker hard lately but for some random reason I’d never made beans in my slow cooker.  Weird right?  I mean dried beans and slow cookers go together like peanut butter and ... Read More »

Turkey Salsa Negra over Acorn Squash

Salsa Negra Marinated Turkey on a bed of acorn squash, anaheim chiles, onions and garlic

Hmm…so what’s the difference between hash and a ragout?  Would this dish be classified as an acorn squash hash or acorn squash ragout?  Or even a Mexican cornucopia of sautéed vegetables?  (Ok so…probably not the last one). I was torn over what to call this so took the easy way out by leaving it off. Hey all you food bloggers out there – ... Read More »