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Strawberry-Citrus Salad Recipe. Spicy Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime. It’s official.

Spicy Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime

I’m obsessed with summertime. I mean y’all know how much I love the fresh fruit that comes hand-in-hand with this time of year, but seafood is definitely my next favorite. I came across this recipe by complete happenstance (sorry…who says that word?) And completely fell in love with the spice rub. I mean whoever thought mixing spicy cayenne pepper with sweet cinnamon was a damn bloody genius. Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce. Ingredients for the Marinade 1 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes Vegetable oil, for grilling for the Peanut Sauce 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons red chili paste, such as sambal 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 limes, juiced 1/2 cup hot water 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for garnish Directions Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in a shallow mixing bowl, stir to combine.

Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce

Place the chicken strips in the yogurt marinade and gently toss until well coated. Cover and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at up to 2 hours. Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers working the skewer in and out of the meat, down the middle of the piece, so that it stays in place during grilling. Print/PDF Version. 3 Ways with Heinz Squeeze & Stir {Product Talk} When I read the Nuffnang product talk opportunity on Heinz Squeeze and Stir in my inbox, I was intrigued.

3 Ways with Heinz Squeeze & Stir {Product Talk}

For convenience, I do keep some canned soup in my pantry especially in Wintery weather in Orange, the need becomes more apparent. When I’m not making soup at home, instant soup is really handy when I need something to fill my hunger in between meals and when I feel under the weather. I prefer the canned version than powdered version, simply because the canned ones are closer to the real deal.

So how about the Heinz’s Squeeze and Stir version? When I first saw its packaging, I thought the soup better not taste like tomato paste mixed with hot water. Bibimguksu (Cold and Spicy Korean Noodles) Just yesterday, I shared my love for Bibimbap in this post.

Bibimguksu (Cold and Spicy Korean Noodles)

Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl dish with different kinds of stirfried or fresh vegetables with a spicy gochujang (learn more about gochujang by clicking the link) sauce. Bibimguksu, on the other hand, is a cold noodle dish that is mixed with a similar sauce. Cinnamon Toast the Right Way. Oooooh.

Cinnamon Toast the Right Way

You’re getting ready to get a taste of Me, Opinionated. Be sure to take a photo! You won’t see it very often. Lucky for you, I won’t be revealing my expert views on the environment, the stimulus, the new health care legislation, or whether Standard Poodles ever should have been cross-bred with Golden Retrievers. Instead, I’ll be tearing apart the all-important subject of…cinnamon toast. Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to make cinnamon toast? Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce. Baked Lemon Pasta. I love simple dishes like this.

Baked Lemon Pasta

They remind me of my single vegetarian days in L.A. when I’d often come home from work and find a total of three grocery items in my kitchen. This is in contrast to the 9.446 grocery items in my kitchen now—everything from bacon grease to a freezer full of beef, but we won’t go there today. Lemon is an unlikely flavoring for pasta, but oh…is it ever refreshing and good, especially in the spring and summer.

This is a baked version, but if you’re in a hurry there’s nothing more delicious than this: saute butter and olive oil, add chopped garlic. Squeeze in the juice of a couple of lemons and add in some of the zest. Spinach Avocado Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette and Egg. This post is sponsored by DOLE Salads, whose Baby Spinach Blend is perfect for this recipe.

Spinach Avocado Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette and Egg

We’re having a bacon moment… And while “bacon” might be stale news to a lot of people, we’re having a refreshed moment with it. See, we overdosed a bit on the stuff when we were little, and had to take a long break from it. It was only after we tried our own homemade Bacon Jam for the first time a few weeks ago that our interest was renewed. We’re not saying we put bacon in, on and around everything now. Artichoke and Strawberry Panzanella. Some kitchen tasks are more enjoyable than others.

Artichoke and Strawberry Panzanella

Savory Blueberry Ricotta Pizza. Sargento Natural Cheese and Blueberry Pizza Choosing quality cheese and Savory Blueberry Ricotta Pizza.

Savory Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

Don’t you just love getting a package in the mail? Last week I got a box of Sargento cheese to sample. Pasta with Whiskey, Wine, and Mushrooms. You’ll have to bear with me as I share this recipe, which started out as a chicken recipe with wine and pasta and ended as a pasta recipe with whiskey and wine.

Pasta with Whiskey, Wine, and Mushrooms

Long story. But I had to follow my heart. Just know this: no matter how I got to the end, it was worth it. They had these lovely little numbers at our local grocery store yesterday. Big, thick slices of baby portobello mushrooms.