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The Summer Squash Experiment

With the huge success of the eggplant experiment (was it? did we really learn anything except that eggplant all tastes kind of the same? either way, it was still fun), we decided to test our tastebuds on another summer favorite: squash. Zucchini we all know. Yellow squash maybe too. But have you ever had a...

Crispy Tofu, Strawberry, & Mango Salad

This recipe was an attempt to duplicate an absolutely delicious salad I had while back home in Colorado. And I have to say, this salad would win over the tofu haters (yes, all of you). By using soft tofu (and we may even try silken tofu next time), and lightly dredging in rice flour before...

Bake Me a Cake.

Cue sugar craving. I want to bake a cake. I NEED to bake a cake. A full on, 3 layer, fondant covered masterpiece. I have some fondant leftover from my cupcake topper experiments and I want to use it up before it goes south. I’ve never done a fondant covered cake before, so why not...

Tomatoes Stuffed With Bulgur and Herbs

Stuffed tomatoes. Ok. Interesting. Tomatoes stuffed with bulgar. Even more interesting. And you know, it wasn’t half bad. We might just make it again. Just don’t forget the cinnamon (*cough*Taylor*cough*). It’s a bit, um, lackluster without it (we ended up stirring it into the yogurt sauce after the fact). So there you have it. It’s...

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

The best thing about this salad? The dressing. The olive vinaigrette is fantastic, and even if you don’t like the typical ‘niçoise’ salad assembly, you can still use this dressing on just about anything. We’ve made niçoise salads before, like this one, that just have a simple lemon Dijon vinaigrette. And those are still plenty...

Spicy Sauteed Fish with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

You probably see a lot of the same ‘flavor profiles’ over and over on this blog. In fact, most food blogs are probably the same way. It makes sense, people naturally gravitate towards certain flavors, and shy away from others. For us, throw kalamata olives and fresh cherry tomatoes, plus a bit of red pepper...