Blackened Sirloin with Pickled Onion and Bell Pepper

This is a simple spice rub that uses ingredients probably already in your cabinet.  The tangy quick-pickled onion and pepper are a nice complement to the savory flavors of the steak.  We made a… Continue reading

Green Pea and Mint Couscous

I’ll admit this is a summery dish but it was exactly what I wanted last night and my mint plant is still going strong.   We ate this as a side dish to… Continue reading

Guacamole Taquero {Tomatillo Guacamole}

I’ve been on a big salsa kick (Chiltomate anyone?) and I think of this one as if guacamole and salsa verde had a baby! The smooth, creamy avocados balance the tomatillos’ acidity to make a delicious… Continue reading

Ten-Minute Tandoori Chicken

I don’t have a tandoor oven but I’ve found this is a good way to replicate the traditional Indian dish at home.  I’m calling it ten-minute-tandoori because that’s all the time it will take… Continue reading

Cauliflower, Artichoke and Spinach Dip and a GIVEAWAY from La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Today is officially the last day of summer which means football is back!  Admittedly I’m new to the world of football since I met my husband, a diehard Bengals fan, three years ago.  However,… Continue reading

Chiltomate {Roasted Tomato Habanero Salsa}

We escaped to Wrightsville Beach this weekend for a couple of nights so I made a bunch of stuff we could throw in a cooler for snacking on the beach.  I had a… Continue reading

Carmelized Spicy Green Beans

Fresh green beans are one of my favorites because they’re so versatile.  My CSA was loaded with beans this week, sweet onions and tiny spicy peppers so this recipe was born.  The soy… Continue reading

Simple Pork Ramen with Vegetables

It has been a wonderfully busy couple of weeks with William’s first birthday and my little sister’s wedding.  Both celebrations were so special, filled with family and friends and of course, delicious cake!… Continue reading

Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops

This is spicy way to cook pork chops in less than fifteen minutes. You’ll love the way the smoky flavor of the adobo sauce combines with honey and balsamic to make a delicious… Continue reading

Grilled Salmon and Peach Summer Salad

The Fresh Market had some really nice salmon yesterday and perfectly ripe peaches arrived this week in my CSA so I decided to combine the two in a lovely summer salad.  The peaches… Continue reading