If it seems like I’m chasing Summer with these next couples of recipes, it’s because I am. I’ve had it with these grey Winter skies and I’m ready to sip pitaya smoothies by the pool. In case you’re not familiar with it, Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit) is a tropical, body cleansing super-fruit grown from Pitaya Cacti in Southeast Asia and Central America. Raw pitaya fruit is naturally low in sugar, but
Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday. In homage to “The King of Rock & Roll,” here’s a recipe for his favorite deliciously indulgent fried peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich. Although there have been many variations over the years, most can agree that a classic Elvis includes generous amounts of butter, banana slices, and peanut butter sandwiched between two slices of white bread… then pan-fried. The additions
Matcha (Green Tea) is one of my favorite flavors of lattes, ice cream, macarons, and Kit Kats… but until recently I had never attempted to cook with it at home, not realizing how easy it is. During the Holidays I love to bake treats for my friends so I’ve partnered with Kiss Me Organics to bring you a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Macarons with a Matcha Green Tea Buttercream
I don’t generally get too festive around the holidays as far as decorating is concerned, but I’ll take any excuse to get creative in the kitchen. This Halloween I made “Spooky” Salmon Musubi (aka Salmon Onigiri), “Severed Finger” Shoyu Hot Dogs on a bed of Bean Sprout “Worms,” and a side of Rolled Omelet (aka Tamagoyaki) “Brains.” I usually gravitate towards desserts in the later months but I felt like this
I was in the mood for a little bit of “Hawaiian Style” comfort food this week so I dug out some recipes I had for local style beef stew. What makes it “local style” is something I can’t exactly pinpoint, maybe its the addition of Hawaiian salt or the lack of noodles, but either way its a food that distinctly reminds me of home. Although this recipe takes about 3
The 2014 NFL Season has just begun, and tonight marks the official opening of Monday Night Football. Football season means not only large men tackling each other, but also lots of tailgates, bbqs, and potlucks. Translation: dips, hot wings, and fried foods– hopefully we can cover all the bases together. Heres a quick, easy, and cheesy recipe to kick off the season: cheesy guacamole. I love avocado, but I prefer my guacamole to
Confession: I have a raging girl-crush on Chrissy Teigen, Sports Illustrated Supermodel and John Legends other half. Do yourself a favor and follow her on twitter if you aren’t already, because she is absolutely hilarious. The icing on the cake? Chrissy is having a fling with Taco Bell (true story) and she runs her own food blog called So Delushious! This super versatile spicy chipotle marinade is her blogs top recipe and she writes,
Ratatouille! Before I dive into the lists of new recipes I’m dying to try, I wanted to transfer over the ‘Ratatouille a la Remy’ I made almost two years ago from my tumblr. Inspired by Pixar one night I did a bit of research to find that the Ratatouille in the movie is not the French classic, but a reimagining by Thomas Keller called ‘Confit Byaldi.’ Classically ratatouille featured roughly cut vegetables that were fried then baked, and plated as a stew. Thomas Kellers ‘byaldi’ variation for ‘The French Laundry Cookbook” features vegetables in thin slices, adds a piperade (tomato & bellpeper sauce) at the bottom, a vinaigrette at the top, and serves the dish by fanning the vegetables out accordion-style. Thomas Keller, that fancy guy.