Archive | May, 2012

mushroom mania

31 May

i love trying new things.  especially local, seasonal things.  for example – in this dish, i tried morel mushrooms for the first time — grown right here in colorado soil, not an hour up the highway.  this ensures their freshness as well as an amazing taste! Continue reading

vegan chocolate mousse

28 May

happy memorial day weekend!

what better way to celebrate than with treats?!  i’ll be cooking tonight for sure — nothing major, just some corn on the cob and maybe some mashed potatoes, watermelon, and a Qrunch burger.  not necessarily in that order. Continue reading

nominated for the Food Stories Blog Award!

23 May

Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling

how special do i feel?!

my sweet new blogger friend, becca over at becca’s kitchen nominated me for this fun award.

i love the fact that someone{s} created an award for STORYTELLING in food blogs!  so cool.  it’s right up my alley.  i tell stories and there are pictures of food. hello, is there anything better?!  well – maybe eating the food 🙂 Continue reading

Qrunch burgers featuring sauteed vidalia onions

23 May

i’m pretty sure i have mentioned Qrunch burgers before… they are ahh-mazing. a coworker introduced them to me a while back and i have been hooked ever since.  i made my quinoa patty benedict with them once, and i have also just eaten them as a side dish.  i was inspired by the seasonal vidalia onions available right now.  this is oh-so-simple, too.  i could’ve easily eaten two, as well.  🙂 Continue reading

cheeky halibut and the usual

21 May

my roommate said to me, “this is probably my favourite fish you’ve made so far…”  🙂 thanks, Brian in SEAFOOD! also, the title sounds like the name of an old jazz band…no?!

i had never heard of halibut cheeks.  but after having that amazing wild caught halibut earlier this season, i knew i had to try them.  anything fresh, wild caught, and semi-local and i’m all about it.  i do miss the east coast a lot for the seafood, i must say. Continue reading

cinco de mayo {13-days later}, colorado style

18 May

i made enchiladas for cinco de mayo.  i’m just now getting around to posting about it 🙂  as i’ve mentioned before {or maybe i haven’t}, i don’t really celebrate holidays anymore.  i just celebrate the food associated with the holidays 🙂  and since i am not too versed in authentic mexican cooking, i thought i’d just whip up an old favourite. Continue reading

classic grilled cheese and tomato soup {with a twist}

16 May

nothin’ says “comfort food” quite like grilled cheese and tomato soup!  all gooey and cheesy, spilling over the sides as you dip small bites into the bowl… nom nom. Continue reading

potato latkes w/ homemade applesauce

14 May

i seriously love having a food processor.  it has changed my life.  i don’t necessarily mind chopping, it’s actually kind of relaxing to me… cooking in general is, really.  but for making fun dishes like potato latkes, having a food processor makes things so much easier – and more fun. Continue reading

cook’s night off

12 May

pizza friday.

i chose to try a veggie approach {sans cheese} and went with a pesto-based pie with : Continue reading

sprout sammy

10 May

i LOVE sprouts!  love them.  not all sprouts are created equal, however.  i’m not a fan of ALL sprouts, but i do love pea sprouts.  especially on my sandwiches!!!  i want to try to grow my own some day, as they do get pretty expensive and are so perishable.  but they add a ton of flavour to my favourite sammy combo – avocado and tomato.  i made a yummy sandwich for lunch the other day and i had to share the recipe.  i originally wanted to do a wrap, but forgot to pick some up, so i used my trusty sandwich flats 🙂 Continue reading

{oatmeal audrey’s way}

7 May

nothing says good morning like a warm bowl of good-for-your-heart-oatmeal.  everyone has their favourite toppings…

here’s my recipe :

– oats of choice {i prefer steel cut, but these are rolled oats}

– pure maple syrup

– dried currants

– chia seeds

– ground flax meal

– ground cinnamon

sprinkle desired a mount of each over cooked oats, mix together and enjoy! 🙂

nature’s medicine {food that looks like what it heals}

5 May

the other day, i was talking to a co-worker about how perfect nature is.  i mean, really.  we worry about it, but nature will be just fine.  it is perfect and cyclical and will take care of itself.  it is the human race i’m concerned about 🙂  we have to get it together, change the way we think about ourselves, our bodies, each other, our environment, and our food.  it’s time to evolve. Continue reading

perfect light and healthy fish tacos

3 May

i’ve been craving fish tacos for a while now… i wanted to use up my tilapia i bought on sale a few weeks ago and froze.  tilapia is an easy white fish to prepare, it doesn’t take long to cook, and it pretty much takes on the flavour of your dish. Continue reading

happy and healthy snacks

1 May

colourful variety of {fair trade} bell peppers dipped in organic ranch dressing.

why is fair trade so important?! Continue reading

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