Rhubarb Ginger Crisps with Almond Crunch Topping

I have to admit, I am trying to be “sugar-free” for the month of June (emphasis on the word “trying”). It is very difficult to be completely sugar-free, but mostly I am attempting to cut-out all processed sugars. It is sort of a cleansing process that I feel like my body needs right now. Although it is June 4, I did not cheat! I made this crisp for Memorial Day weekend and it was my last hurrah!

And what a hurrah it was! This crisp is made with Springtime’s favorite pie-plant, rhubarb. I paired the tart rhubarb flavor with fresh ginger and almonds on top for a crunchy and flavorful bite.

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By |June 4th, 2012|Crisps and Crumbles, Dessert|0 Comments

Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Food possesses a magical quality. It can take us to far away places and let us learn about cultures that we might not get to actually visit or experience.

With steaks sizzling on the grill and sangria glasses clanking, my backyard was transformed into a vibrant argentine barbecue. If I only knew a good tango partner, then my night would have been complete!

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By |April 11th, 2012|Beef, Main Courses, Sauce|27 Comments

Salmon Burgers and Homemade Tartar Sauce

I swear I am not totally burger obsessed! First the black bean burgers and now these. I wasn’t even paying attention and bought an 8 back of burger buns! Why can’t you buy just 2 or 3?

Actually, I’m glad the lifeless buns were sitting on my kitchen counter. They inspired me to use the salmon I had in my freezer and make these burgers. I paired them with my award winning tartar sauce – it really did win an award in my culinary school class! While exploring the foods of Great Britain, I made fish and chips and this tartar sauce! I have a medal and everything!

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By |April 6th, 2012|Burgers, Game Food, Main Courses, Sauce|7 Comments

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables

I had just finished planting a few veggies in my garden, which I will be posting about soon, when I heard a grumbling noise coming from my stomach. I hadn’t planned anything for dinner and with dirt on my clothes and I’m almost certain I had flecks of potting soil in my hair, I was in no shape to go to the grocery store to pick up anything.

Luckily I had just been theĀ farmers market on Tuesday and had some fresh vegetables on hand. With a few canned products, chicken in the fridge, and some staple pantry items, I was able to create this super quick and healthy dinner. I actually went back for seconds! It was that good! I am almost tempted to change my blog name to “The Kitchen MacGyver,” but I will resist the urge!

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By |March 23rd, 2012|Chicken, Main Courses, Quick and Easy|7 Comments

Chili Lime Black Bean Burgers and a Photo Experiment

Recently returned back from Food Blog Forum at Walt Disney World. At the conference, we had an informative lecture from professional food photographers Diane Cu and Todd Porter. In their discussion, they talked about how the angle of the light source can affect the tone and mood of the photo.

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By |March 22nd, 2012|Beans, Game Food, Main Courses, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian|25 Comments
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