Category: Main Course
Fall is in full force in the mountains. My sister-in-law sent a video of her lawn today and it was still BRIGHT GREEN! Definitely not the case here. The trees have almost lost all their leaves and we have even gotten a few days with snow. Luckily, apples are in season and I had a HUGE acorn squash from Ben’s Mom sitting in our pantry. Bring on the comforting flavors of fall!
It seems summer has slipped away from us already, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat like it’s still summer! This Poke is a DELICIOUS twist on one of my favorite dishes. It is so easy to make and the flavors are so killer your Hawaiian friend will forgive you for changing a classic.
Summertime is Fish Taco season. With all the fresh wild caught fish coming into stores, it is the best time for us Colorado mountain folk to get our fix of fish. I usually use swordfish, cod or some other white fish for fish tacos, but this time I decided to splurge. Halibut has a much better texture than other white fish and makes a MEAN fish taco.
Man, that title is a mouthful. Rightfully so. This dish is big, rich, in your face… and SO delicious. Ben always makes fun of me for my “dinner-lunches” (a lunch that should be eaten for dinner). If you can have breakfast for dinner, you can have dinner for lunch!
I have to say that poke might be the best thing about Hawaii. I ate SO much poke when I lived there. Since being back in the mountains, I hardly have eaten it at all. Until recently. Ben and I are trying a Pescatarian diet, so we have been trying to find new ideas for meals. Now I am hooked again. This recipe is SO easy and SO delicious. This is great for lunch by itself or for dinner served with cilantro-lime rice.
I have to admit, I am usually not a fan of one-pot meals. Why? Because one component of the dish is usually compromised to cook everything for the same time at the same temperature. This is not the case here. You will probably want to bake some potatoes or cook some rice to go with it, but everything in this one pot comes out perfect!
So it has been over two months since my last vacation… Which naturally means I have travel fever! My friends and co-workers are currently traveling in or are going to: Japan, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Notice a trend? This has had me craving Asian food!
Isn’t it funny how cooking styles vary from person to person? Ben likes to sauté meals, even the proteins. Me? I like to throw everything in the oven, sit back and relax with a glass of wine. I especially think winter is a great time to pull out your dutch oven or casserole dishes. Which do you prefer?
We survived the Holidays! Sorry I have been MIA for a while. The Holidays are the busiest time of the year for a Catering Liaison; but we survived and are now enjoying the normal chaos of ski season in the mountains. There hasn’t been much snow, but it has been pretty cold! We have been eating a lot of comfort food, but are still trying to balance it with healthier options.
Orecchiette pasta will forever remind me of the trip I took to Puglia, Italy with my mom to attend The Awaiting Table cooking school. We learned how to make our own little “ear” pasta; it was surprisingly easy! When I saw a box of orcchiette pasta on the shelves at the store, I couldn’t resist.