Moist salmon with a sticky savory glaze, topped with a lively and bright chimichurri.
We don’t eat as much fish as I’d like. Michael is slowly warming up to the idea of fish, although he eats sushi which is a jump. Apparently raw fish is better than cooked! 😛
But since my parents always give me fish, it was time to make some. I’ve never made my own chimichurri before so I grabbed a recipe from epicurious.
Put this on macaroni, cauliflower, fries, dip things into it. Dear god.
Killer as in awesome, not deadly. That wouldn’t be good.
This recipe is for a creamy cheese sauce, with a blend of sharp white cheddar and regular cheddar, cracked black pepper and cayenne pepper. You get the sharpness of the cheese cutting through the richness of the cream, and a little pop of heat from the peppers. Amazing.
We haven’t gone to a real Beer Thursday in forever. But we were finally able to and quickly decided on sushi, as it’s too hot for pub grub.
I have a new soup related love.
There’s this new place down the street that we go for our Pho nowadays, but they have this one type that just blows me away.
It's just you and me noodles. (And Michael) But mostly you an' me.
You know I love spicy, asian-y, cilantro-y, peanut-y, whatever else-y can describe my tastes. This is a dish I’ve started to make much more often because it’s just so easy. And I have not just one, but TWO ways to make this! Golly! (there’s way more ways than two, I might have lied)
I’ve been having a great birthday so far. I have such great friends and they’ve been treating me so well! With food and booze. How kind!
My girlfriend took me down to La Casita on Tuesday for a meal! Her exact words were to “wine and dine me” but whatever.
Such a good last minute idea!
Today I’ve left the house 3 times, washed and folded 3 loads of laundry, done 2 loads of dishes, made burgers, potato salad, guacamole, these puppies and banana bread.
So in the interest of my sanity I wasn’t going to post this.
But since it was SO good, and I had some okay lighting, posted it is!
I flipped as soon as I saw this recipe. Such an awesome idea!!
Perfect for the bbq! Srsly!
My favourite is Pho, Michael’s favourite is lemongrass chicken. (although he’s been ordering pho lately, I am a converter of all. The United Church of Beef Broth.)
So for my wonderful, amazing, mass amount of chicken consuming- significant other. I decided to try making it!
I’ve made it with packet lemongrass mixes before, but it never tastes right. Nothing from a package ever tastes right.
Rare beef Pho! Beautiful colours, but not quite there yet.
I can’t get enough Vietnamese food. Plus most pho goes for under $7, and affordable amazingly delicious food is generally a good thing.
So I wanted to try and make it. I’ve tried before, and it was kinda..eegh. This time was better, but still not perfect.
A portrait of a dinner.
I love making my own salsas. Pineapple salsa is my allll time favourite. But this is a good one too. Ugh. Peach salsa is awesome too.
Look how green it's gotten!
Remember that jalapeno vodka we made a while back?
Part 1 and Part 2.
We never actually finished it. We also never took the jalapenos out and have left it in the fridge since. We wanted to try it one last time.
Jalapeno Ceasar anyone?
Okay, so a week has passed. I’d like to share my jalapeno infused vodka experiences. If you missed it, first post here.
I think I see something in there..
I was inspired today. Have I ever mentioned the problem with being a foodie that works for a gourmet food/equipment store? The endless, expensive, inspiration.
Today I was putting some beautiful glass bottles into the system.
Check out my tan!
I had a long weekend off this Thanksgiving, but since I had two dinners in a row on Sat and Sunday, I decided to go another direction with Monday. I took out some ground beef, and gave Michael a few options, and we ended up with nachos!
It's chilly, so have some chili
Good ‘ol chili. One of my favourite comforting foods that doesn’t make you feel like a disgusting blob.
For chili I generally follow the same idea, I don’t have a specific recipe or anything.
1 lb of meat, 1 can of tomatoes. 1 can beans, onion, carrot, celery, and whatever else veggies you feel like throwing in. Then some chili powder and dried herbs, but in desperation I’ve also used some taco or fajita mix (just not the whole package). The flavour that stands out most in chili is cumin. So as long as whatever mix you have or are making has some, your chili will turn out fine.
But my star of the show tonight was the cornbread 🙂