Seriously Simple Tomato Basil Pasta

In a rush? Try out this recipe for a quick and easy pasta with tomato basil! I’ve always had a thing for simple foods. I’m talking about basic ingredients with clean, bold flavors which could stand on their own, but work even more deliciously when used to enhance each other. Sure, I appreciate the complexity of a slow-roasted…

Grilled Cherry Tomato Sauce

CLICHE ALERT! I find there are two types of people: those who want to eat pasta year-round, and those who don’t. Personally, I’ve been firmly locked into the year-round group since my first encounter with the glutinous wonderment of spaghetti when I was but a youngling. The problem with these two groups of people, is – like hipsters…

Super Simple Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Look. I feel like I’ve said it a million times. Good food does not have to be complicated. The following is a supremely simple – and very tasty – recipe for a grilled chicken sandwich. By using common ingredients with bold, complimentary flavors, this recipe leads you through the assembly of a delicious dinner that may…

Simple Avocado Salsa

Even taco night can be a little fancy with this simple avocado salsa! Rather than layering some sliced tomatoes and shredded iceberg atop you crumbled beef, why not whip up  a bowl of this fresh salsa? The fresh veggies, nutty avocado and the citrus zip of the lime are the perfect combination to adorn any…

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Drummies

Need something tasty to make this weekend? Why not try out my tasty (and wonderfully simple) recipe for chicken drumsticks marinated in fresh lime and cilantro. Whip it up, crack open a cold Mexican lager (like the new Lima Loca from Two Beers Brewing – or an old standby, like Pacifico) and try to stay…

Simple Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

Why are people afraid of bones? At least, I assume that’s why so many recipes call for boneless wings and boneless thighs. Stop being scared of bones. Bones are necessary. For flavor. And life. I love chicken drummies (drumsticks, for the uninitiated) for many reasons. They’re easy to cook. They’re cheap. They’re forgiving. You can…

Quick, Easy, Fresh and Healthy Veggie Pasta

This is a quick, easy and versatile meal that can be thrown together in short order. Born of leftovers, unused ingredients, and last-minute planning, this dish proves that the blank space following the “what’s for dinner” question need not be filled by frozen pizza or *gag* takeout. Take a few minutes, collect your thoughts, gather together…

Slurp Your Greens: Italian Wedding Soup

I like making soup from scratch. I’ve made more than a few versions of a standard chicken soup, with rice a noodles of course, tortilla soups, and a veggie-filled tomato soup that turned out delicious.. Though I usually follow my regular recipe, one of the things that I enjoy about soup is it’s versatility. Chicken…

Smoked Salmon and Bacon Dip, Food Should Taste Good Chips, and a Beer Pairing

When the lovely human beings over at Food Should Taste Good reached out to provide me with some tasty goodies (in return for a few recipes and beer pairings), they asked my preference. Having little experience with their products, I requested a “dealer’s choice”, and the resulting shipment included four different types of their chips, including…

Simple Taco Seasoning

You may have noticed that I love tacos. I’ve spent many a night coming up with new means by which to effectively pack tortillas with various meats and toppings, all in the name of easily deliverable deliciousness. Though I have quite a few favorites, including carne asada, grilled fish tacos, and yogurt marinated chicken, there…

And I Said “Let There Be Grilling” – And Lo, the Carne Asada Was Good

It’s not often that we Washingtonians get a swath of summer weather in mid-April. The weeks following April Fool’s are normally scored by the collective signs of Seattleites frustrated by the simultaneous temptation of longer days and rising temperatures (Yay! Jeans and t-shirts!) literally overshadowed by a blanket of rain clouds. So you can imagine our elation last…

Strawberry-Blueberry Crisp (Vegan Style)

Sometimes, you just want something sweet. Oh man, you know how it is. Let’s say you’ve got a Costco-sized package of strawberries, of which – due to unforeseen circumstances – you’ve eaten a grand total of FOUR berries. You see those berries sitting there, peeking folornly from behind a week worth of leftovers, hoping that…

My Simple Chicken Fajita Recipe

This simple, spicy chicken fajita dish was an on-the-fly, “what’s in the fridge” type of creation. It took about 25 minutes to whip this up using basic ingredients that I just happened to have in the house. Use organic ingredients for a healthier, tastier meal. This is a good one to keep in your back pocket for…

Mini Curry Turkey Patties with Salad and Lemon Yogurt

There are certain flavors that I REALLY love. Peruse my previous posts, and you’ll discover recipe after recipe with various measurements of chili powder, cilantro, cumin, and – of course – garlic. They’re all spices that yield wonderful recipes with bold flavors, especially when they’re used in concert with one and other, and I love…