Sunday, June 23, 2019

Weekly Favorites 06/16/19 to 06/22/19

Weekly FavoritesEvery Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

Eggplant is not something I cook with often. I've tried Eggplant Parmesan and even cut it in to thin slices to use in place of lasagna noodles. But this stuff eggplant takes it to a new level. I just might have to try this one out!
I love cinnamon and sugar dusted fruits and vegetables. They go perfectly with roasted meats! I never thought to add the roasted nuts to it though!

The presentation here stopped me in my tracks. Once I came to, I looked at the salmon. Truth be told, there is little that can done that can ruin a good salmon filet! It's always so good!

These flatbreads look amazing! Almost like a fajita!

My wife and I were talking about making stuffed peppers the other day. I like to take a look at the way other people do their stuffed peppers to see how they make them!

There is nothing like some fresh produce! These habaneros look amazing!

One of my favorite foods to take to a party is good spinach dip. But adding shrimp to the mix, genius!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Spinach and Chickpea Salad

Spinach Chickpea Salad
Spinach Chickpea Salad
One of my problems with "healthy" food options is that they always leave me hungry. It just seems like there is no substance to them. A while back I found this recipe on active.com and it turned out to be really good and filling. It is a great source of iron and protein, making it a great salad to enjoy after a workout. I have added a few ingredients to it over the years, but it is still mostly true to the original.


The Recipe:

The Tools:

  • Large Bowl
  • Citrus Reamer
  • Pot

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Spinach
  • 2 Boiled Eggs - Chopped
  • 1 Can of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) - Rinsed
  • 1 Large Lemon - Juiced
  • Olive Oil 
  • Salt and Pepper

The Method:

Probably one of the best things about making a salad, is the simplicity. That stays true for this one. First, boil water the eggs. This usually takes about 10 to 12 minutes. I like to put the eggs in when the water is cold. It seems to cook the eggs more evenly and faster.

Once the eggs are done, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Some of the ingredients I've added over the years include feta, green onions, tomatoes, olivers, capers, and feta.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Weekly Favorites 06/09/19 to 06/15/19

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

I never did meet a cheeseboard I didn't like, especially with those mixed olives front and center!
I've always liked pasta, maybe a little too much. Hello carbs. So, I may try out this dish with cucumber noodles to make it a healthier option!

Chicago has always been one of those places I've always wanted to go. Now, I have a brunch guide for my trip, which happens to be my favorite meal!

Let's be honest, I love meat. But there are options out there for protein that don't involve meat, especially as every day we hear more and more that we need to limit our red meat intake.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Weekly Favorites 06/02/19 to 06/08/19

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

You know what they say, an apple a day. Especially, if it is in a baked good!
When I'm not blogging or holding down a day job, I'm an advocate for diabetes. One of the best things to do in your diet, is to limit the amount of sugar you consume.

Until recently, I was never a huge fan of deviled eggs. I don't know why, but I'm suddenly able to appreciate this party staple.

Orange Chicken I might pass on, but Orange Duck is something else entirely. Duck isn't something you see on a menu as often as it's flightless counterpart. The citrus flavors go so well with duck.

Fresh roasted peanuts have always been something that I've wanted to try. The canned peanuts from the store always seem almost stale.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Weekly Favorites 05/26/19 to 06/01/19

I've been taking some time off the blog to focus on some things. We took a vacation last week, and I'm refreshed and back and ready to go.

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

I've always loved the idea pickling things. It goes so great with everything! Sandwiches, salads, charcuterie trays!
I just finally got my raised garden put in and it's exciting watching everything grow! I love looking at other people's gardens and seeing what they're planting!

I live in Texas, and even though summer is not yet in full swing, it's hot! This strawberry and melon salad looks so fresh and cooling for a hot summer day!

I love travelling and would love to go to Italy and explore, especially Rome!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Weekly Favorites 04/21/19 to 04/27/19

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

There's just something about herbed lamb chops that gets my mouth watering. Just look at these and tell me they don't look amazing!

We've been making a Loaded Baked Potato Soup around the house, sometimes sneaking some corn in there. It's interesting to see other takes on potato and corn soup.
Just look at this! Do I really need to tell you why this caught my eye?

As much as I love a good homemade tomato sauce, a pasta dish with homemade pesto is perfect for hot summer nights!

I've always enjoyed Brussels Sprouts. These baked with chicken and bacon are going to be a must try for me!

I love pretzels. There are so many different options beyond the traditional sea salt. Not to mention, all of the different variations on the types of pretzels!

It's been a while since I shared a recipe from Indian Clay Pot. This salmon has so many flavors that I cook with almost on a daily basis!

When I saw pan seared scallops and shrimp, I was intrigued. But when I saw shitake mushrooms and asparagus, I was hooked.

This Tomato Galette looks like something perfect to cook for the upcoming Mother's Day!

There is so much big flavor in a good hearty bolognese sauce!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Weekly Favorites 04/13/19 to 04/20/19

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites!

It was a slow week for this batch, only one article really caught my eye!

There has always been something about spinach and white bean soups that I have always loved! I can't wait to check this one out!

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Weekly Favorites 06/16/19 to 06/22/19

Every Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These are this week's favorites! Eg...