All posts tagged: cooking light

Food: There Is Actually 43 Cauliflower Recipes?

Cauliflower is the best tasting vegetable but it is an acquired taste or takes time acquiring the taste for it.  While growing up in a Mediterrean home – my family used to simply saute the cauliflower in olive oil and sprinkle a dash of sea salt  and black pepper and voila – the best snack ever. I used to eat an entire cauliflower in one sitting – not too smart – but that’s how much I love(d) it. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this article about 43 cauliflower recipes to choose from: I mean you get the picture(s) – for the rest go here

Food: Dinner Tonight – Cauliflower, Cheese, and Tahini

Sometimes, I just don’t want to eat a full meal – so I tap into what my tastebuds are craving and go from there – in this case: spicy cauliflower cheese bites with tahini ranch INGREDIENTS 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I like Franks) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more or less to your taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder kosher salt and pepper 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1/3 cup grated cheddar TAHINI RANCH 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne pepper kosher salt and pepper {more}

Food: Dinner Tonight – Chicken In White Wine

Dear heavens above, I couldn’t be more happier stumbling upon this recipe and called home to demand the chicken pieces be taken out of the freezer – for we are feasting on a masterpiece tonight: INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skin on, bone in chicken breasts (about 4 breasts) kosher salt and pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 sweet onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 carrots, chopped 1 pound mixed mushrooms, halved 2 cups dry white wine 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons Sir Kensington’s Dijon Mustard 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 4 sprigs fresh thyme {more}

Food: Dinner Tonight – Salmon Sicilian Style

Salmon is a must in my household. At least once a week and although I love my simple oven-baked variation with ginger, sliced lemon and olive oil – I occasionally crave a more robust flavored variation – like this wonderful recipe from here: INGREDIENTS 4 salmon fillets extra virgin olive oil, for rubbing juice from 1 lemon 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika kosher salt and pepper 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano zest from 1 lemon splash of white wine 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives {more}

Food: Apple Cider French Crullers

Yes I am on a French kick today for sure.  This morning I was craving something sweet, and as always the internet knows exactly what I am thinking because there is this recipe I found which will certainly satisfy the sweet cravings: Ingredients 1 cup apple cider 1 stick butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3-4 eggs Chai Glaze 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon all-spice 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Food: Tonight’s Dinner – Thai Basil Noodles

Here’s a craving I’ve had for a few days, so…I am heading to Trader Joe’s after work for this recipe’s ingredients: Ingredients 1/3 cup Simple Truth Tahini sesame seed paste 2 tablespoons honey juice and zest of 1 lime 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 (8 ounce box) rice noodles 4 cups baby kale, finely chopped 1 (16 ounce bag) frozen shelled edamame, thawed 3 carrots, shredded or chopped 2 bell peppers (red, yellow and or orange), sliced thin 1 cup fresh or frozen mango, chopped into chunks 2 stalks lemongrass, finely chopped 4 green onions chopped 3/4 cup fresh basil, and cilantro sliced fresno peppers, sesame seeds and roasted cashews, for topping

Food: Tomato, Zucchini, Halloumi Recipe

I was first introduced to Halloumi cheese in England in March. I mean I knew of the cheese, but have never tried it and when I was in England, I had it almost every night. With tomatoes, and basil mostly. The consistency is amazing to cook with, and combined with a variety of vegetables, especially ones this recipe calls for – the taste is simply out of this world:

Food: Korean BBQ, Honey, Garlic Shrimp

Weekend is almost here and as I continue to dog sit for a friend  out in the country, I decided to have an outdoor dinner party Saturday night for a couple of friends who are kind enough to come up and keep me coming over the weekend.  I got my bug spray, and all the lighting for an outdoor dinner and wine or two or three. Here’s what I am thinking: