We eat a lot of spinach. It’s one of our favorite vegetables. We eat sautéed spinach as a side with at least a few breakfasts, lunches, or dinners each week. As delicious as sautéed spinach is, sometimes we need a little variety.
So, in the excitement of all the holiday cooking, I decided to try my hand at spinach soufflé. How hard could it be, right? Honestly, it’s not that hard–if you have a mixer. I can whip egg white by hand, but the mixer makes it so much easier! The real trick, is patience. Be patient with your egg whites and you shall be rewarded. Give this recipe a try. You’ll see what I mean.
Growing up, corn was a regular part of my diet. Corn was my favorite vegetable; little did I know it was actually a grain. We ate it all sorts of ways–grilled corn on the cob, frozen corn microwaved and seasoned with salt and butter, creamed corn over mashed potatoes, cornbread, etc. My absolute favorite was cornbread. Those dense, slightly sweet squares of golden goodness never lasted long.
About two weeks ago, I realized, we haven’t cooked anything with cauliflower in quite a while. That weekend while at the grocery store, I saw a big, beautiful head of cauliflower and suddenly all I wanted was a huge helping of cauliflower fried “rice.” So, I brought it home and a few days later we experimented. It wasn’t quite right the first time–the chicken pieces were too big and the ginger wasn’t fresh. The second time, however, I think it worked much better.
Salmon is one of my favorite foods. It’s fish, but not fishy. It’s delicious with nothing more than lemon and strong enough to withstand a battery of spices. Most of the time, we keep it simple: lemon slices and dill with a little garlic or ghee or onion.
Last week, I wanted to do something different but still simple. I wanted to give our salmon a little crunch. I have seen others slather the fish with mustard; but I wondered to myself, what if I use mustard seeds? Could I make a crunchy, mustard-y crust? The answer was yes! So, here it is: mustard and dill crusted salmon. I hope you enjoy this new twist on an old favorite as much as we do. Continue reading →
This weekend, we drove to Brent’s parents’ house late Friday night after work. The Spartan Super on Saturday morning kicked our butts, but we rallied and enjoyed our time with them cooking.
The local super market had Swordfish steaks on sale, so I did some recipe research and came up with this little number for dinner. Everyone chipped in: I lead with Brent’s mom serving as my sous chef. Meanwhile, Brent took photos and his dad grilled. Continue reading →