MEATBALLS WITH SPICY BULGOGI SAUCE, JASMINE RICE, & ROASTED CARROTS

The inspiration for this recipe comes from a meal kit that I purchased. Our family often gets into a food rut and meal kits are one way that I have found to help inspire new flavor combinations and choices. The meal kit provided a Bulgogi sauce packet for the meatballs and I enjoyed looking up the Korean origins of Bulgogi. I made my sauce using Gochujang (fermented hot chili paste). You can find it in most multicultural food sections. You could also use chili sauce or your favorite hot sauce. … More MEATBALLS WITH SPICY BULGOGI SAUCE, JASMINE RICE, & ROASTED CARROTS

Air Fried Portobello Mushroom Caprese

These mushrooms would be a marvelous side to grilled chicken, steak, or a fantastic accompaniment to a pasta dish or a plate of tomato sauce and meatballs. In fact, I am thinking I may make them again this week as a partner to a bowl of lemony pasta with parmesan cheese.  … More Air Fried Portobello Mushroom Caprese

Lemony Shrimp Salad with Avocado & Cilantro Dressing

The recipe that I am sharing with you this month pays homage to warmer and brighter days. It is the perfect dish to serve al fresco poolside. Or as an accompaniment to your favorite grilled dish. It refreshingly speaks of picnics and gatherings and it begs to be followed by a juicy slice of watermelon. Or in the meantime, it is the perfect salad to eat now and pretend that the day is ripe and delicious as the end of June.  … More Lemony Shrimp Salad with Avocado & Cilantro Dressing

BEEF GYROS WITH CUCUMBER TZATZIKI SAUCE

This year I have had a bumper crop of cucumbers, and after making several batches of dill pickles and selling an abundance at the Skandia Farmers Market, I have been coming up with different ways to eat cucumbers. One of my favorite ways to enjoy their refreshing flavor is in a homemade Mediterranean tzatziki sauce. While I enjoy using it as a dip for vegetables and in a sandwich wrap, I thought I would try my hand at a marinated beef gyro. When I posted a photo on my personal social media account of my food experiment, several friends asked me for the recipe. A couple mentioned that they loved the flavors of a gyro, but felt an aversion to eating lamb. If you do not eat beef, you could use chicken and if you do not eat meat you could substitute large portabella mushrooms or eggplant. If you are watching your intake of bread, you can leave off the pita and turn it into a gyro salad. … More BEEF GYROS WITH CUCUMBER TZATZIKI SAUCE