If you’re lucky — and, more importantly, if you’re open to it, you never stop learning. I mean every day. There’s always something new to see, hear, think about, learn; isn’t here? Continue Reading
Cauliflower, like brussels sprouts, had a bad reputation for a long time … that is, until the “foodie revolution” slapped cooks upside their collective heads and made them stop boiling, over-cooking, or under-seasoning vegetables.
This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is to present 1 vegetable (or fruit) 3 different ways. Continue Reading
Color has always been an important ingredient in the FOODalogue kitchen … lots of red, green, orange and purple on the plate because, you know, eating healthy is a colorful thing.
But, this month’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew was to “create a complete and cohesive dish with only one color”. I chose white because I wanted the multiple challenge of preparation, presentation, photography (<it wasn’t easy) and also to prove that all white food is not bad for you. Think fish, mushrooms, cannellini beans, white asparagus, cauliflower, and wine! Continue Reading
It’s the way I like to eat … balanced food groups and balanced flavors. Pasta with cabbage may seem a strange combination to some. Stranger yet, perhaps, is the addition of raisins. But, trust me, it works. In fact, it more than works. Continue Reading
Do you have a leftover container of your favorite pasta sauce in the freezer? This is a really tasty and easy use for it. Continue Reading
While everyone was eating corned beef and cabbage this past weekend, I ate a “cajun spiced Salmon Rueben” and an “open-faced chipotle shrimp tortilla”.
They were both great, but left me yearning. I had an itch that needed scratching. Continue Reading
Yeah, this won’t win an award for food styling but, you can rest assured, it’s packed with flavor and tricks to limit starch while still enjoying a plate of pasta. Continue Reading
Well, I mean, I’ve tasted variations of it but not the specific dish I’m talking about here.
Two years ago when my travel gal pals and I were in Tuscany, we had many memorable meals. Apparently, some more memorable than others. One such meal stuck in Maryann’s head because she hasn’t stopped talking about it. As she recalled, it was over-sized rigatoni stuffed with fish. I must have been at the other end of the table. I didn’t see it, I didn’t taste and I didn’t remember it.
When she mentioned it again recently, I thought “how difficult could it be?” And then I said, ”Come on over and I’ll make it“. Continue Reading