Posts in Food
Carrot Jalapeño Soup

I was inspired to make this recipe based off the carrot jalapeño soup at the Painted Pony restaurant here in Southern Utah. For years Painted Pony has made this delicious soup and for years I have continued to order it every time I visit. Last weekend I decided to try and make it myself… and I must say it is not bad.

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Pantry Pasta

This week’s recipe comes from the deep corners of my pantry and fridge. Let’s be honest, we all experience those moments when you feel like there is absolutely “nothing” to eat in the house. I came up with this recipe one evening when I had nothing to make for dinner and was too lazy to go grocery shopping or order takeout. My kitchen happened to be stocked with a box of pasta, lemons, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Put these all together and voila, you have a quick and yummy dish.

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Moroccan Braised Chicken

Faced with the dilemma on what to make for dinner earlier this week, I stumbled across a recipe I hadn’t made since cooking school. I remembered this dish being absolutely delicious yet relatively simple. With most of the ingredients (despite a few exotic elements) in my fridge and pantry, this North African classic was on its way to the rescue.

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Swedish Pancakes

Without getting into the technicalities of pancakes, and believe me when I say there are many different types of pancakes from all over the world, a Swedish pancake is a variation of pancake with Nordic origins that is very similar to a crepe. Who doesn’t love Scandinavian pastries and French Crepes?! Instead of pulling out the old Bisquick box that has been in the pantry for 5+ years, how about trying this week’s recipe that is sure to be a pancake favorite and maybe even a new tradition.

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Grilled Cilantro Shrimp

When I find fresh fish at the market, no question I buy it (befriending your local fishmongers is a great idea. They’re experts and will let you know what is good to buy). This week I stumbled across some pretty prawns that were perfect for a delicious and simple summer meal, involving my grill. Who doesn’t love delicious and simple?

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Grown Up Grilled Cheese

With the cold weather lately, now is the time when cozy foods are needed most. This week’s post puts a fun twist on a childhood classic and is certain to make your feel warm inside. Forget everything your mother taught you about grilled cheese. There is so much more to a grilled cheese than bread, butter, and cheddar cheese… promise.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes

I am a huge breakfast person and believe that I could survive solely on breakfast foods. Any time the opportunity presents itself, whether on the weekends or the rare weekday morning occasion, I take full advantage of making a big breakfast. Breakfast staples can usually be found in my kitchen at anytime, especially the ingredients for this week’s recipe.

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Olive Oil & Ice Cream

Who doesn’t have olive oil in their pantry? It is a must-have in every kitchen. As a cook, one of the hardest things to find is a good olive oil. Ever wonder why your vinaigrette dressing doesn’t taste quite right? The low-grade “extra-virgin” olive oil is probably to blame.

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Aebleskivers

I have always been a fan of Scandinavian tradition, culture, and design. Maybe it’s the fact that my ancestors are from Northern Europe, or because their appreciation for simplicity and functionality gave the world affordable, stylish furniture (they invented IKEA), or maybe it’s because of a delicious, fluffy, pancake ball.

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Stir-Fried Asparagus

Asparagus is a go–to vegetable for any meal, anytime, anywhere. I find it impressive and delicious to serve asparagus for breakfast, brunch, and weeknight dinners. Not to mention every holiday dinner. Need a quick upgrade to your meal? Asparagus. The vegetable is so versatile it can be served or prepared in almost any variation. Though asparagus has a season it should never go overlooked.

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Honeycomb Caramel Popcorn

Whether you are protesting to “save the bees” from dangerous climates and pesticides, or you just prefer a drizzle of sweet honey on your morning toast, bees and their honey are one of nature’s sweetest and most fascinating creatures. Respectively, even more active than the ant, a honeybee sets out to hunt, pollinate, and take care of the hive until night.

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Cauliflower Thyme Soup

During this time of year, sometimes all you need is a blanket, good movie, sweatpants, and a big bowl of this cauliflower soup. I LOVE this soup. It is brothy, savory, creamy, and filled with tender chunks of cauliflower. This recipe may look like it has a lot of steps, but I promise it is well worth it.

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Food Friday - Detox Soup

If your holiday season was anything like mine, it was filled with lots and lots of joy and goodies. By goodies, I mean treats, sweets, roasts, rolls, pies, cakes, and bread, you name it I ate it. It is no wonder gym memberships sky rocket during the month of January. Year after year I eat myself into a food and sugar coma during the holiday season and end up paying for it later. By later, I mean right now. 

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Double Chocolate Chips

It’s the weekend, but better yet it’s comfort food season! A season for all things comfy: sweaters, blankets, lounging inside by the fire, and most importantly, filling your tummy with warm goodies. What better way to kick off the beginning of fall than with a delicious batch of cookies? I personally love chocolate everything, but had never found a satisfying chocolate fix in any cookie recipe… until this one.

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Spicy Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate mixes often (or always) disappoint. Sure, it’s convenient to dissolve a packet of chocolate flavored powder in a cup of hot water. But is it really satisfying? To me, hot chocolate should be dark, warm, rich, and chocolaty. When I take a sip, I want to feel the ambiance of the Polar Express with the sound of Tom Hanks voice singing, “HOT! HOT! HOT CHOCOLATE!”

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