Authentic chile relleno recipe

Chile Relleno Recipe

This authentic chile relleno recipe is a traditional Mexican dish of flavorful chilies stuffed with cheese, battered & fried, & smothered in homemade sauce.

Tomato and Spinach Salad Recipe

This spinach and tomato salad has been life changing for at least one woman.  It’s SO simple, baby spinach, boiled eggs, tomatoes, with a flavor reminiscent of Caprese Salad.  But … Read more

Egg Salad Recipe

An easy egg salad recipe means just a few ingredients and not too much chopping.  To me, the key to this egg salad recipe is the grated onion, which imparts a quick onion flavor with out having to chop it finely enough to not get big chunks of onion in every bite.

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Roasted Acorn Squash Seeds and Mozzarella Salad with Tiki Spice

Do you remember in my post on Friday I promised you my secret to using up acorn squash seeds?  Here’s the secret…roast them and then toss with Tiki Spice!  I first discovered Tiki Spice when I was searching for some Hawaiian salts online.  My supply is running low and I wanted some more before I ran out.  I use Hawaiian salts on everything!  Steak, chicken, salmon, vegetable shish kebabs, mushrooms, edamame.  But then I stumbled across Chef Michael’s site where he sells guava wood smoked Hawaiian Sea Salt.

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Italian Roast Acorn Squash

I had hoped to be posting my homemade Chinese plum sauce recipe today.  But alas, I’ve been sick all week and haven’t gone to work, where I can pick as many plums as I want.  But my plum sauce post is mostly ready to go, so hopefully I can have photos for it by the end of next week, because it’s so tasty!    I have another Dr appointment coming up soon, to hopefully solve my health issues.  Turns out I have something called a nose polyp, which could explain all my sinus and ear issues.  Hope to get it taken care of soon.

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Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

We have been getting the cutest little eggplants from our CSA lately, and fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to cook eggplant.  I made this recipe up a few weeks ago when we had some thawed ground beef from a local farm to use up, as well as some zucchini that I didn’t want to go bad.  Eric was really nervous as he watched me chopping the zucchini and eggplant up, but as they roasted in the oven and I started cooking the meat with onions and garlic, his mouth began to water from the aromas wafting out of the kitchen.

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Colorful Super Stuffed Zucchini Boats

“Vacation all I ever wanted, Vacation, had to get away!”  Fortunately I’m just getting away from life and my love is coming with me (as opposed to the Go-Go’s song which is surprisingly sad lyrics for such a cheerful tune).  Eric and I are on a two week vacation, hooray!  But don’t worry my blog is not on hiatus.  I worked frantically for a week doing triple the posts to schedule them out while I’m hiking, relaxing, and lovingly gazing into Eric’s eyes.  In fact, this week is zucchini week!  Pretty much everyone I know who grows zucchini tries to get rid of it, but I’ll always take as much as I can get.  I’ve got a million different ways I like zucchini (well at least 23) so thought I’d share a bunch with you in case you’re trying to figure out what to make with yours.  We get about 4-5 a week in our CSA, and I like to use medium sized ones to make these stuffed zucchini boats.  When I made zucchini boats before, it was mostly cheese, and I wanted to play around with more flavors and textures this time.

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