Main Course

Coconut Curry Poached Halibut with Micro Arugula + A $250 Harmons Giveaway!

Thumbnail image for Coconut Curry Poached Halibut with Micro Arugula + A $250 Harmons Giveaway!

*This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery Store. Last month I attended a blogger event, arranged by Rachael of Today’s Mamma, at the Bangerter Crossing Harmons Store.  We started with a tour from Bob and Randy Harmon, and then finished up with a cooking class from Chef Kimberly Larsen at Harmon’s Cooking School.

Read More →

Savory Strawberry Chèvre Flatbread Pizza Pi(e)

Thumbnail image for Savory Strawberry Chèvre Flatbread Pizza Pi(e)

Today is a special day in my family, for several reasons.  It is Pi Day, or when it comes to my mom’s side of the family, Pi(e) Day.  (My family is very fond of food celebrations, although International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day may be the most popular).  For the mathematicians of the family, it is the [...]

Read More →

Chicken Pad Thai for the Soul

Thumbnail image for Chicken Pad Thai for the Soul

Have you ever had a dish that just sounds good, and so you go through a streak where you eat it all the time?  Pad Thai has been that dish for me lately.  I’ve been making it once a week for the past month.  It has just been hitting the spot!  If you’re not already [...]

Read More →

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + A $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + A $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

Living in the United States, it can be easy to forget what seasonality is.  Fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter? Of course!  What isn’t easy to forget however, is how much better things taste when they are eaten during their season.  They are bursting with flavor.  It used to be that we didn’t have [...]

Read More →

Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

Thumbnail image for Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

What does pasta salad have to do with Halloween you might ask? Well, not much usually, but this year it was the dish I took to Mr. Fuji’s family Halloween party.  I tried to think of a clever name, since the pasta does look a bit like brains, but by the time the salad was [...]

Read More →

Weelicious Stuffed Pizza Rolls + A Weelicious Lunches Cookbook Giveaway!

Thumbnail image for Weelicious Stuffed Pizza Rolls + A Weelicious Lunches Cookbook Giveaway!

In her newest book, Weelicious Lunches, Catherine McCord covers just about every possible hurdle you might face in packing a lunch for your kids to take to school.  Not only does she go over her “principles of the perfect lunch,” but she addresses how to stock your pantry to be better prepared to pack those [...]

Read More →

Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Thumbnail image for Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Mother Nature is flat out fickle here in Utah.  When we arrived the weather wasn’t much different than the weather we left behind in southern California—warm and sunny—still summer weather.

Read More →

Hatch Chile Tantanmen

Thumbnail image for Hatch Chile Tantanmen

Hatch chile season (August through September) makes me ridiculously happy, and the Hatch chile recipe that I’m sharing with you today just makes me plain giddy.  (If you’re looking for Hatch chiles, Frieda’s sells them at Ralph’s grocery stores.)  I am a total chile head, and Hatch chiles are one of my all-time favorites because [...]

Read More →

Portobello Mushroom Pita Gyros

Thumbnail image for Portobello Mushroom Pita Gyros

Half way through completing my undergrad degree in French and French literature, I spent a semester studying in Paris.  I went to class in a fantastically old building in Le Marais, a historic district of Paris.  Between the closest metro station to school and the school building there was an amazing tiny little takeout restaurant that [...]

Read More →

Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Corn Pie)

Thumbnail image for Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Corn Pie)

Pastel de Choclo, directly translated means “corn pie,” but is more of a layered corn and beef casserole than a pie in the traditional American sense.  Pastel de Choclo was the final piece of the Chilean meal that I cooked with Ms. M.  Chilean cuisine is a product of the commingling of the native Indian [...]

Read More →