I just saw a note in the corner of my screen and it was from WordPress wishing me a Happy 1 year blogging anniversary! I had totally forgotten. But Yay! 1 year.
Here is a great recipe to share with you today as we are in the thick of the Holiday Season. This is the perfect thing to bring to holiday parties. It only takes about 20 minutes tops- and 15 of those minutes are the nuts baking so you can do something else…like take a quick shower.
I prefer this with just Cashews because I think they taste better and looked nicer, but they were good with mixed nuts too. I am a little ticked at myself for not taking a picture last week before I brought the Spiced Cashews to a party. The dish was an Read the rest of this entry →
Here is a fresh take on chips and salsa or chips and guacamole. It’s sort of like gualsa, but that just doesn’t sound right. Call it what you will.
It is a great dish to bring to parties and has a burst of orange sweetness in every bite with some heat from the jalapenos.
Avocados are another food that I didn’t really eat until after college, which seems so weird now. My son Max was eating guacamole when he was a year and a half. But he also eats edamame which, again, I didn’t even know about til maybe ten years ago. My friend Hillary really got me hooked on avocados when we moved to Crested Butte after we graduated. I was skeptical but it didn’t take more that a taste of her guacamole to turn me into a fan. Avocados are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat, are the best fruit source of Vitamin E, and studies show certain compounds in avocados help to prevent certain diseases like cancer and heart disease. Eat ‘um up folks!
This is another recipe I adapted from the amazing cookbook Ripe by Cheryl Sternman Rule. The photography is enough to make each dish look truly delicious and this recipe is just that.
The hardest part to this recipe is segmenting the orange. But once you know how to do it, it’s actually pretty quick. I use a serrated paring knife and cut off the rind on one end to make a flat area. Then from top to bottom, I cut off the rind. After all the rind is off, I cut segments in between the white pith. Many of you probably know this already but for those who don’t, here is the play by play- Read the rest of this entry →