Curried Squash Soup

Today has been a fantastic day.  In fact it has been a fantastic weekend.  Friday night was Valentine’s Day, and the Man and I had an incredible dinner downtown–Cordova oysters with chimichurri (I have to admit that I now like Cordova oysters better than those from Kachemak Bay), an ahi poke “cocktail”, then scallops in … [Follow your taste buds…]

Zoodles = Zucchini Noodles

I didn’t believe them.  I really didn’t.  I thought that all of the bloggers and foodies that gush about zucchini noodles and how amaaaaaazing and perfectly al dente and no one will ever know it’s good for you were completely off their rockers.  Moment of humility here–they were right!! These zoodles were a culinary surprise.  … [Follow your taste buds…]

Dijon Vinaigrette

Aside from a really good Caesar, I kind of hate salad.  Well, I like most of the ingredients, I just hate all of the processed salad dressings that generally go on top of a homemade salad.  Why smother all of those fresh veggies, nutrients, and goodness with the chemicals found in a low-fat, zero flavor … [Follow your taste buds…]

Chicken Roulade

Chicken, feta, lemon, spices?  What more can you ask for?  Not much, in my opinion.  Zesty, creamy, flavorful, healthy?  It’s great!  This seemingly fancy roulade (it even has a fancy name!) was very easy to make.  I like dishes that look they took hours to make, but in fact just took minutes.  It’s all about … [Follow your taste buds…]

Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes

According to Hallmark, February is the month of looooooooove.  Well, I looooooooove gnocchi.  Really, who doesn’t?  It’s like these little potato dumplings that pretend to be pasta bring a little more love to your mouth with every bite.  They are both hearty and light, fluffy and dense.  Of all the amazing Italian meals I have … [Follow your taste buds…]