Smashed Blue Cheese Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are one of the best sides dishes especially in a rush, in my opinion.It has every attribute of a steamy baked potato but with some extra crunch and very little time. When I have a lot of potatoes to make i go straight for smashing. You don’t have to worry about splitting the…

Broccoli and Shishito Pepper Slaw

I have never been this excited for coleslaw before. So as a kid I hated coleslaw. It was over wet. about 2 cups of cabbage to 1tb carrots. Crazy sugary and just plain one note. Coleslaw as a adult I love because I realized really late that it was my experiences with slaw and not…

Roasted Garlic and Calabrian Chili Fingerling Potatoes

You know those kind of things that you try and its like where have you been all my life? How did i survive for so long without this? Calabrian chilis are absolutely that for me. Calabrian’s are something i’ve always heard of but never tried. Actually, when i tried them i didn’t realize they were…

Double Garlic Fideo w/ Grilled Eggplant

Fideo pasta is something really neat. At first glance it seems to be spaghetti just cut into eighth but, unlike most pasta this one is toasted in olive oil prior to drying. What’s also unique about it is it can be simmered in a sauce to cook since it is such a smaller, thinner noodle….

Blue Cheese and Broccoli

I’m sure everyone has either heard of had some sort of broccoli and cheese dish or more commonly referred to as a casserole. Often times it consists of broccoli, cheese ( creamy cheese sauce or shredded) and some type of starch hear its normally rice, I’ve heard of people using potatoes. I could see it…

Sautéed Swiss Chard

I love swiss chard its one of my favorite cooked greens but there are a couple rules to dealing with it. Wash it well. I’m not talking a quick rinse I’m talking running it a nice cold bath in the sink then giving it some down time. Cut the ends. Always invite acid to the…

Chili Garlic Corn on the Cob

I was thinking about this one. I was thinking what a terrible dish to eat on a first date. We got garlic, corn that’ll get caught in your teeth PLUS it’s equally annoying friend sesame seeds. We gotta trifecta. With that warning out of the way lets get on with it. I am actually personally…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

A good artichoke dip is kind of hard to find so I recommend this recipe and making your own. In the past when id look up artichoke dips they definitely seemed to lack spinach and the recipes more often than not came out watery. So I decided to make my own! I love artichokes but…

Soba Noodle Salad w/ Ginger Chili Sauce

So I had a hankering for a soba salad. For the unfamiliar soba is a thin noodle made with buckwheat not to be confused for this thicker cousin udon. I realized I was out of noodles. I tend to go through a lot of them. So I thought no worries ill hit the grocery store…