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Poached Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans

I’m the plan ahead type when it comes to groceries. I like to buy a week’s worth of food at a time, knowing exactly what we’ll be cooking each night of the week. And doing this every single week, I’ve learned a few things. Namely, make the list when you’re hungry. And go shopping when...

‘Disappearing’ White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Continuing my strange cravings for chocolate and nuts… I decided I wanted white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. I NEEDED white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. But I didn’t just stop there, I wanted to make my own vegan white chocolate as well. Ever since I saw the recipe over at BitterSweet, I knew I had to...

Roasted Asparagus Soup

We made this the other day – kind of a ‘winging it’ recipe. And we’ve since forgotten how we made it. It was good. But I can’t repeat the recipe, because there was none. Oops. I know it involved sautéing some onion, celery, and carrot in olive oil. Then adding chicken/vegetable broth. Roasting asparagus in...

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Lime Sauce

I always love a good fish taco. And as good as our last recipe was, these were better. I love mangos. I love lime. I love cilantro. Combine them altogether in a sweet and spicy salsa on top of some good fish – delicious. Maybe it’s because of some recent sketchy fish experiences we’ve had...

Pappardelle Bolognese

I’ve never been a fan of red sauces on pasta. Marinaras? No thank you. I’ll take plain pasta with butter and parmesan over that any day. But I don’t know if I’d even consider this a real ‘red’ sauce. It’s barely red – with only a few spoonfuls of tomato paste. The rest of the...

Mapo Tofu

This recipe sounded far too interesting not to try. Another new spice making it’s appearance – this time Sichuan Peppercorns. Apparently not actually a peppercorn, it’s flavor can only be described as “tingly”. Yes, tingly. Combined with the spicy chili, crispy pork, and silken tofu, this dish is a delightful mix of textures and flavors....