This post updated August 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add new photos to my early recipes.
This slow cooker pulled pork recipe post was updated 8/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better pictures to already delicious recipes!
Hello dolls! That chill is in the air and I’ve finally spared a minute to blog again!
The Godfather and I were in Florida for a few weeks visiting family; I didn’t pack a computer and I abhor typing long messages on my phone. Then we came back and I had a wild baking schedule, but it felt so good to be back in the kitchen with my tools. Neither the Godfather’s mother or my own are bakers and we had to get a little creative in the kitchen when working with limited tools. Regardless, it was a wonderful trip. One of the downsides to being a military family is living far from relatives most of the time, so we cherish the moments when we do get to see them. (more…)
Updated 4/9/15 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photo makeover series.
Time for another kitchen confession! I’m an incredibly lazy cook when I’m not cooking for someone else. This manifests itself once or twice a week when the Godfather and I do not meet for lunch. As a side note, with the exception of about two years in our relationship where we worked about an hour apart, we always meet for lunch. It’s one of “our things”. We actually celebrate our 10 year dating anniversary next week and I need to come up with something fabulous!
Back to my lunch (which I am eating as I type this). At Tuesday’s market, I felt compelled to buy a cabbage. Beautiful and green, they were staring at me for exactly 2.5 hours until I dashed across the aisle and triumphantly returned with a lovely cabbage and no clear idea of what I would make.
I thought about a traditional coleslaw, but then I’d have to have BBQ to go with it (Georgia-style pulled pork to be exact), and we don’t have that right now. Nor am I going to make this for just me. I’m sure it will appear on the menu sometime in the next few days. Taking inventory of the kitchen, I found my cabbage, a ripe avocado in the fridge, peanut butter, and the opportunity to create a one-dish meal while dirtying very few dishes. Serendipity.
For my special diet darlings, this dish also happens to be vegan and dairy free! I’m enjoying it as a main dish, but it would make a great side. Or you could also add chicken or beef if you’d like to make it a bit heartier.
Thai Peanut Slaw – Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side
- 1 medium avocado, cubed
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1-2 shredded carrots
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- salt, to taste
- sesame seeds (optional)
- crushed peanuts (optional)
- Place the vegetables in a bowl, reserving some of the scallions for garnish if you’d like.
- Mix in the peanut butter, lime juice, sriracha, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, and soy sauce. Stir until smooth.
- Add the sauce mixture to the vegetables and mix until well coated. Add salt and adjust other seasonings if needed.
- Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator up to one day.
The old photo (yikes!):
This post was updated 7/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I put better photos to already delicious recipes! Enjoy, lovelies!
Hello my darlings! It’s been a while since my last post, hasn’t it? A full month according to my post log. For that I apologize! I haven’t meant to keep you waiting so long and I’m going to put the blame squarely on the Godfather (sort of). As Individual in Charge of Meat Preparation in our household, he has some fabulous recipes and I’ve been wanting to have him guest blog for you. Work has had him quite busy though and I have just not been extremely creative with our meals, or I’ve forgotten to take pictures – an unforgivable food blogging sin. I promise to make it up to you though, I have missed updating the blog! (more…)
This post updated Sept 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add new photos to already delicious older recipes. Enjoy!
Did you know broccoli and cauliflower make me cheer? They’re pretty exciting… not quite at the level of brussel sprouts (much to the Godfather’s chagrin), but close. Garlic also gets a similar reaction… and cheese. I digress, back to the broccoli. (more…)
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