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Tuna Nicoise Salad

A quick, refreshing dinner that is surprisingly filling (even Taylor, with his neverending stomach, couldn’t finish his portion). This would be good with salmon as well, but we like tuna for its cheapness factor. :) Tuna Nicoise Salad Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Everyday Food (with adjustments). Ingredients salt and freshly ground black pepper 4-5...

Mahi-Mahi with Fresh Cilantro & Kiwi Chutney

Cilantro and Kiwi? What the…? No. Seriously. Try it. It’s amazing. It’s like salsa. But bright green. And spicy. And slightly sweet. And delicious. We saved the leftovers and ate it on chips the next day. Mom… you have to make this. I know you’ll like this one. Mahi-Mahi with Fresh Cilantro & Kiwi Chutney...

Coconut Vegetable Curry

We’ve done the Thai curries. We’ve done them darned good. But we were ready for a change. So when we saw this vegetable Indian curry in Bon Appetit, we had to try it. Unfortunately, our Okra went bad before we made it. We have never had Okra, and were both looking forward to it. We...

Tomato and Olive Penne

If you’re looking for a super quick, super flavorful dish, this is it. It is amazing really, how a few carefully chosen ingredients can provide so much flavor. Even if you’re not a big olive fan, you need to try this dish. Tomato and Olive Penne Makes 4 servings. Adapted from Everyday Food. Ingredients salt...

Banana Split Cupcakes

You heard me right. Banana Split Cupcakes. These give the almond ones a good run for their money. There is just enough banana flavor in there to taste delicious, but not so much that you feel like you’re eating a banana whole. The frosting is fluffy and the chocolate drizzle is the ultimate finish. And...

Fried Cornmeal Shrimp With Butternut Squash Risotto

One of the best things we’ve cooked lately (and we’ve cooked some delicious things!). The risotto was to die for. Buttery and rich without any butter? It doesn’t get much better than that. The cornmeal shrimp were a nice contrast to the creamy risotto – try using the same cornmeal crust on other things, such...