I am on a plane as I type. Things are not going so well as our plane was just diverted to Austin when we are supposed to be heading to Houston. But such is life and I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed over the weekend. These cucumber noodles are the easiest thing in the world to make. They are light and delicious, a perfect summer side for everything for grilled salmon to veggie burgers. read more
People are particular about their guacamole, I tell you! They have o-pin-ions. Put yourself out there with a guac recipe and prepare to get into a throwdown. It’s almost as bad as talking about politics. So before I give you my guacamole recipe, can we come together as one and just agree that guacamole is awesome? And that maybe, just maybe, there is no single way to make it? With that said, I stand behind this guac 100%. It’s seriously amazing, refreshingly simple and just what you need for your Taco Tuesday. read more
Champagne mangos, also known as ataulfo mangos, are piled high at my local market and that inspired this champagne mango and avocado salad. If you haven’t tried champagne mangos, you should! They’re deliciously sweet with a buttery texture that is more akin to a Hawaiian papaya than the larger, more fibrous mango varieties. And they’re so good you can just peel them and eat them right down to the pit at your kitchen counter. read more
I honestly don’t know what to say about this slow roasted halibut with chermoula except that you have to try it. This is getting a spot in the permanent rotation in our home. Slow roasting is such a great way to cook fish because it’s almost impossible to mess up. The slow part is relative, by the way. This fish is perfectly cooked in about twenty-five minutes. There’s no slaving over the stove. Just throw it in the oven and let it do its thing. You can’t even imagine how tender and delicious this fish is when it comes out.
I’m guessing a number of you are wondering, “What in the heck is chermoula?” read more
So if I am being totally, completely honest, my obsession with pickled red onions just might have something to do with my favorite nachos at our local Mexican restaurant. Yes, I eat nachos, and happily, I might add. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little treat from time to time and nachos are at the top of my list. The tart, crispness of the pickled red onions (and jalapeños – later post) totally make the nachos pop, so I decided to create my own version of them. read more