Lamb Kebab Recipe. Stuff on a stick, perfect for summer BBQs, and parties.
These Lamb Kebabs with a Mint Yogurt Sauce is one of those recipes that is easy and awesome for summer everything. Lamb Kebabs with a Mint Yogurt Sauce Serves: 4 Ingredients:1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 tablespoons tarragon, minced1 tablespoon thyme, minced1 tablespoon rosemary, minced2 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons cumin1 1/2 pounds boneless lamb leg, cut into 1 inch cubessalt and pepper to taste2 tablespoons vegetable oil8 wooden bamboo skewersmint yogurt sauce:2/3 cup mint, roughly chopped1/2 cup Greek yogurt2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon honeysalt and pepper to taste Directions: 1.
Soak skewers in water for about 30 minutes. 2. Scotch Egg Recipe. Hi.
Do you ever go to a super pretentious party and they serve weird appetizers that look like cat food on a cracker? I’ve been there. I usually eat it, even if it smells like cat food too. Why not? I’ll eat just about anything, and because I have cats, the cat food smell is nothing new to me. Scotch Eggs Makes: 12 Ingredients:12 quail eggs, hard boiled and peeled1/2 pound low sodium breakfast sausage1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, dividedsalt and pepper to taste1 quart oil for frying12 wooden cocktail picks Directions: 1.
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shell Recipe. There’s nothing better then making a big batch of stuffed shells and feeding friends.
Do it. Don’t feel like seeing people? Fine, just make a big batch anyways and eat it over the course of two or three days, one stuffed shell at a time. Yup, I’ve done it. Judge me all you want, NBD. xx Jenny Simple Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients:25 jumbo pasta shells2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 cup store bought marinara sauce1/3 cup Parmesan, gratedfilling:2 cups frozen spinach, thawed, drained and chopped2 cups part-skim ricotta1 egg, lightly beaten1 shallot, minced1 tablespoon thyme, mincedsalt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Pappardelle Pasta with a Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce Recipe. Simple delicious pasta.
This Pappardelle Pasta with a Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce is really beautiful. I feel like this is one of those recipes where you make it the first time you have a boy over at your house and you cook. Simple, no fuss, no screw up, delicious recipes. I feel like cooking for a boy for the first time, you don’t want to do anything that could totally bomb. So this is one of those recipes. ♥ Teri Parpardelle Pasta with a Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce Serves 3 to 5 Ingredients:sauce:1 ½ lbs cherry tomatoes, halved1 tablespoon thyme, minced1 garlic clove, lightly smashed2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes with the juices1 cup basil, roughly chopped2 tablespoons oregano, minced½ cup red wine1 lb fresh parpardelle pastagarnish:2 tablespoons basil, chopped Directions: 1. Kiwi Capiroska Cocktail Recipe.
I had this drink for the first time 7 years ago in Salvador, Brazil.
A capiroska is pretty much caipirinha’s less popular little sister. They’re practically the same drink except a caipirinha is made with cachaca and a capiroska is made with vodka. Now normally even the idea of vodka would make me want to vom (just not a fan), but you can make this drink quite strong without the usual “rubbing alcohol” throat burn. When I ordered the drink I had no idea what I was ordering since the entire menu was in Portuguese, a language I sadly do not speak except for the word “kiwi”.
I thought to myself, “Eh, I like kiwi’s, why not.” Xx Jenny Kiwi Capiroska Makes 6 Ingredients:2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced12 mint leaves, divided2 tablespoons sugar, divided3 limes, juiced2 cups high quality vodka2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)ice cubesgarnish:1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced Directions: 1. Fig Tart with Carmedlized Red Onion Recipe. This is a recipe where figs, goat cheese, and caramelized onions totally fall in love with each other while tucked into a flaky puff pastry shell.
Yea. So I like to imagine eating this love tart while starting into my significant others eyes on the couch while watching Star Wars. But, thats just me. For you, (and me), your significant other could be a computer, or a cat, or a real life human being. Maybe you’re watching Dateline NBC, or a 6 hour black and white silent documentary. Fig Tart with Caramelized Red Onions Makes 1 tart Ingredients:2 tablespoons unsalted butter½ red onion, thinly sliced1 ½ teaspoons light brown sugar4 ounces goat cheese, softened1 orange, zested1 sheet puff pastry, thawed and cut into a 9”x 6” rectangle5-6 figs, stems removed and sliced2 teaspoons thyme, mincedsalt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Spicy Blood Orange Champagne Punch Recipe. Hi!
(you can’t tell, but I’m furiously waving at you all with a really huge, borderline creepy smile on my face!) It’s Friday…yay! I could say something totally cheesy and awkward like, “TGIF!!” And go on and on…which is normally my preferred style, but today I’ll spare you all and just try to encourage you to make this drink this weekend. I love champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco, all that stuff…mainly because I love the bubbles and how they tickle your nose for a second right before you take your first or second sip. This is a perfect and SUPER easy drink to make….like right now :) It takes no time at all, especially if you make the blood orange juice mixture a day or two ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch Serves 3 to 5 Ingredients:3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice or store bought 100% blood orange juice3 tablespoons sugar1 cinnamon stick2 whole star anise1 cup dry white wine1 (500ml) bottle brut champagne, chilled Directions: 1.
Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup recipe. Hi All!
The very first time I had REAL tomato-basil soup for the first time at The Noodle Cafe when I was about 12 or 13. This little gem is in a small suburb of Chicago (where I grew up) and to this day it’s still one of my all time favorite restaurants. There are a few reasons for this: 1) The food is amazing. I can rarely say I’ve never had a bad meal when I’m taking about restaurants, but this is one of the very few I can say that about. 2) All of there food is made from scratch…including their pasta (duh) 3) The restaurant itself is teeny tiny…teeny tiny in the best way possible, with only a handful of tables. 4) They have some of the most personal, friendly staff you could ask for, with amazing service. Anyways, this place is known for a few things, there pastas, their caesar pasta salad (yea you’re reading that correctly) and last but not least….their creamy.tomato.basil.soup.
Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup Makes 7 cups Directions: 1. Pumpkin Risotto with Seared Scallops. Risotto is one of my favorite foods.
EVER. I love it so much because it’s so easy to make and you can add all kinds of things to it. Getting into the spirit of fall, while trying to ignore this totally non-fall weather we’ve been experiencing in L.A. (BOO!) Lately, I decided to make some pumpkin risotto. Pumpkin Risotto with Seared Scallops Serves 6 Directions: 1. Kabocha Ravioli with a Toasted Hazelnut Cream Sauce recipe. Happy Humpday!
To continue our week of winter squash we present you all with this…. KABOCHA.RAVIOLI. My absolute favorite winter squash, the kabocha pumpkin. It has a warm, clean taste and I love it. The very first time I had this squash was in this Korean porridge that pretty much consists of steamed and pureed squash with a little bit of rice flour and water to thicken it up and a small amount of sugar for a touch of sweetness. Kabocha Ravioli with a Toasted Hazelnut Cream Sauce Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients:1 kabocha pumpkin (2-3 pounds), steamed2/3 cup grated parmesan2 tablespoons thyme, minced2 garlic cloves, minced6 sheets fresh pasta sheets or 50 wonton wrappers1 egg, lightly beatensalt and pepperhazelnut cream sauce:2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 shallot, minced2 thyme sprigs½ cup dry white wine1 ½ cups heavy cream2/3 cup toasted hazelnuts, finely choppedoptional garnish:fried sage leaves Directions: 1.
Maple Glazed Roasted Acorn Squash recipe. If you’re not convinced that acorn squash is all that delicious then at least love it for the fact that it’s called “acorn squash” because it looks like a big acorn…now that’s just cute. xx Jenny Maple Glazed Roasted Acorn Squash Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients:1 acorn squash, seeded and sliced3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons light brown sugar¼ cup maple syrup, warmedsalt and pepper to tastegarnish:fried sage leaves, optional Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Place squash sliced onto a baking sheet and drizzle with oil.
Kimchi Fried Rice recipe. Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and that travelling wasn’t too hectic for anyone. I just flew back from Chicago, after spending a whole week at home with my family and I’m still craving my mom’s home cooking. Whenever I’m in the mood for a little taste of home, I tend to make this simple dish. My mom normally makes this dish with leftover kimchi and pork belly stew, but I’ve made mine vegetarian (with the exception of the egg) this time around and with regular kimchi from the fridge.
If you want this dish to be more hearty, by all means add some thinly sliced pork belly, it’s really good! Kimchi Fried Rice Serves 3 to 5 Ingredients:1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil2 eggs, lightly beaten2 ½ cups steamed rice1 ½ cups kimchi, chopped (with its juices)3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce2 green onions, thinly sliced2 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame seedsgarnish:1 green onions, thinly sliced Directions: 1. Galbi Jim. Korean Style Braised Short Rib Stew recipe. So I’ve had a really busy couple of weeks, well more like a really busy couple of months…and you know what? I’m tired. Really tired. I mean, don’t get me wrong I couldn’t be happier to be busy with work, but UGHHH$%$#%$#%#$%#$%$#^%^$%^$%$%$#!! Okay I’m done. Thanks for putting up with my mini meltdown, I really needed an overly dramatic moment.
This is the perfect recipe for that 30 minute cure. Galbi Jim Serves 5 to 7 Ingredients:5 lbs short ribs for braising, rinsed in cold water¾ cup low sodium soy sauce½ cup sugar1 Asian pear, peeled and grated3 garlic cloves, minced2 tablespoons mirin1 tablespoon sesame oil1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks2 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks1 cup shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced in halfgarnish:2 green onions, thinly sliced2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Directions: 1. Baked Egg Boat recipe. Breakfast is my favorite meal. I like to drink iced coffee and watch the cream climb its way down the chunky ice cubes in a dazy before the caffeine hits. I like to order bacon with whatever I’m eating. I like eating potatoes with ketchup. I like eggs over easy, and fluffy scrambled eggs. I pretty much like everything there is to like about breakfast. Baked Egg BoatsMakes 4 Ingredients: 4 demi sourdough baguettes 5 eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped and fried until crisp 3 ounces gruyere cheese, grated 2 green onions, thinly slicedsalt and pepper to tasteDirections: 1.
Baby Chimichanga recipe. It’s Friday…yay! So I know I said that we would be jumping into our Super Bowl fry fest next week, but we got a little excited and couldn’t resist starting a little early….enter baby chimichangas. These little beauties are pretty great; small pockets of fried goodness with a creamy Sriracha-lime dipping sauce. Why are these chimichangas so special? Two reasons: 1) You can actually taste the filling! It’s not just a piece of fried flour tortilla which I’ve often feel I’ve been served when ordering chimichangas. 2) They’re little and cute; and the rule is that the smaller the food is, the more you can eat. These little guys are filled with large chunks of chicken, diced poblanos, fresh corn, sharp cheddar…yea, they’re awesome me thinks. Baby Chimichangas Makes 16 Directions: 1. Home fries. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.
Squash and chickpea moroccan stew. Mushroom bourguignon. Whole lemon tart. Cream cheese pound cake + strawberry coulis. Watermelon lemonade. Cantaloupe salsa. Melon agua fresca. Nectarine galette. Cauliflower with almonds, raisins and capers. Raisin-studded apple bread pudding. Spicy caramel popcorn. Walnut pesto. Ricotta muffins. Arroz con leche (rice pudding) Rustic rhubarb tarts. Strawberry-rhubarb pie, improved. Thai-style chicken legs. Raspberry limeade slushies. Eggplant salad toasts. Perfect blueberry muffins. Single-crust plum and apple pie. Sweet potatoes with pecans and goat cheese.
Roast chicken with dijon sauce. Meatball subs with caramelized onions. Crispy potato roast. Vermontucky lemonade. Strawberry summer cake. Sugar plum crepes with ricotta and honey. Roasted eggplant with tomatoes and mint. Cumin seed roasted cauliflower with yogurt. Pear cranberry and gingersnap crumble. Carrot soup with miso and sesame. Italian Risotto Rice Salad. Rolo Cookies. Warm Milk-Chocolate Croissant-Bread Pudding. Strawberry and Mascarpone Pound Cake. Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry. Honey Yogurt Panna Cotta with White Peach Puree. Chai Spiced Apple Cake. Peach and Basil Salad. The Darjeeling Darling. Big Apple. General Tso's Chicken. Iced Peppermint Green Tea.
Homemade Oreos with Chocolate Beer Ganache. Strawberry-Amaretto Champagne Cocktail. Cookie Dough Truffles. Spicy Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise. Limoncello. Fashionably Bombed: Mojito Monday: Strawberry & Ginger. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. Lemon Chicken Spaghetti Toss. Homemade Baileys. Lamb's Wool. Peppermint Bark Brownies. Carrot Cake Cookies.