Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood Boil

Is anybody else wondering what happened to June?!  4th of July is Monday!  Anyhow, here we are.  The day of fireworks and barbecues.  Do you want to make something a little bit different this year but you aren’t quite sure what?  How about something thats fast and easy to boot?!  Then you have to try this Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood “Boil.” I know I have been saying this a lot, but these are AMAZING!  Customizable for any taste preference, easy, and most importantly a ton of fun to eat! I live in Seattle and I have to admit, I attended my first true seafood boil last summer.  Have you been…

Crispy Tofu and Coconut Rice Sushi Bowl

After a gorgeous weekend backpacking in the North Cascades, I am now sitting in an adirondack chair outside the coffee shop that makes my favorite almond milk chai, sipping away with my dog asleep at my feet.  It only seems fitting that today would be the day I am writing about my new favorite food.  This Crispy Tofu is everything that I want tofu to be but it never seems to be.  This is crispy, caramelized, flavorful tofu perfection instead of the typical rubberized, mushy blandness. My diet is mostly meatless.  Soy is a great protein source, but it is one that I try to use sparingly.  This didn’t use…

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Pork Chops

Have you noticed the neat new little recipe cards below?  Handy, right?  I think so too.  Yummly.com is a site that allows you to save a recipe by simply clicking the “yum” button and that handy recipe card below allows you to more easily print a recipe. You can find all of my recipes on Yummly.com here. Yummly.com is full of recipes from all around the web, and unlike some other sites, it allows you to add and share your own creations!  It’s Pinterest-like format will feel very familiar and is very easy to navigate. I have been on a mission for the past few months to make this site…

Easy Basil Almond Pesto and Zucchini Noodles

I used to think “zoodles” were a bad reinvention of the wheel.  The noodle has been perfected on multiple continents and multiple cuisines.  Why mess with that?  My family is from the land of all-things-pasta (a.k.a. Italy) and loves making homemade noodles.  This tradition is an important part of my heritage.  I rank rolling and cutting raviolis with four generations of our family’s women amongst my fondest memories. In moderation, I am a huge fan of quality traditional pasta, especially homemade noodles.  But, I have to admit zucchini noodles are pretty tasty, and they are an excellent way to sneak in veggies so they don’t seem like veggies.  So, the…

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Ok, so its not a secret that I don’t eat much meat.  I never have.  Most likely, I never will – at least not by choice.  I’m not that person who demands a vegetarian meal.  Most weekends I eat meat at least once, but during the week, its mostly plant-based proteins like nuts, beans and soy, quinoa, or possibly of fish.  So chickpeas are a very typical part of my diet.  I would say at least 2 meals per week incorporate them in some fashion or another. Along with chickpeas, I LOVE Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food.  I may have mentioned this a time or two or twelve.  So when it comes…
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