For another off-strip adventure, we went to the old strip – Fremont Street. So I guess that isn’t really off-strip, but anyways… Let go of your classy attitude and dive into the dive bars, street music, and strange sights. It’s a fun place to just walk and watch. The enclosed dome ceiling lights up regularly … More Vegas: Off the Strip, Part Two
If you’ve followed my blog for a little while, you know I love Las Vegas. And I love variety in my food, drink, and travel theme. As many times as I’ve been out there, one of my favorite things about Vegas is how many different ways there are to “do Vegas.” We flew out super … More Vegas: Off the Strip, Part One
Ok, this is gonna be a real short one because it’s not about the whole dish, it’s just about one side that was delish. I had to share it with you. I know I’ve previously written of “faux-tatoes” (using cauliflower instead of potatoes for mashed potatoes), but this kicked it up a notch. First, boil … More Cauliflower Ricotta Purée
I couldn’t recall if I’ve written about these in the past, but since they’re so good, I erred on the side of repetition. Hope you don’t mind!! They’re so easy. If you can’t make nachos, you probably don’t read my blog. But this is for the idea of BBQ style nachos if you’ve never tried … More BBQ Pork Nachos
It still feels like summer, even though it’s officially fall, so why not keep on grillin? I actually don’t mind grilling in the colder weather, but since it was such a beautiful pseudo-summer day, it felt natural to grill last night. On the menu, some nice and thick NY strip steaks and veggies! I … More Grilled NY Strip and Veggies
Full disclosure up front – I did not make the purée of any of these vegetables! Whew, glad I got that off my chest first. Anyways, this trio of vegetable purees caught my eye at Wegmans. I just saw a beautiful plating in my head and had to buy them. All natural, very few ingredients, … More Seared Scallops and Vegetable Purée Medley
Sometimes we’re not even cooking anything, just assembling an array of fabulous ingredients and expertly-crafted products to make them sing in perfect harmony. Such was the case the other night when my sis and I went to town on some sashimi and lobster. I was dying to try out some new olive oils I got … More Great Products = Great Dishes! A tail of two oils…and a lobster.
Great take at the farmer’s market last weekend, I scored several bags filled with farm fresh produce. This included a nice big graffiti Eggplant. So naturally, stuffed Eggplant came to mind, stuffed with ground turkey, tomatoes, and Italian herbs. The striations on the graffiti eggplants are so pretty! They don’t stay this vibrant when … More Stuffed Eggplant
More beach, more seafood. Can’t get enough? Me neither. I love the Outer Banks. I know I’ve written about it before, but I spend a lot of time there so you’ll see it pop up again and again. And again. It’s not as quiet as it was when we started going in the 80s, but … More Beach Eats Two!
I’m sure there will be more to come during my beach vacation eating adventures, which means almost all seafood, but for starters, here are two nights of my ocean-to-table goodies!! On the first menu, super fresh seared tuna, fried NC shrimp, and fried zucchini! I crusted the tuna (caught merely hours before I got it … More Beach Eats!