It's just about spring. I don't know who else is happy about that, but I am thrilled. Good bye winter, adios, see you later, and the rest! It's not been the world's most inspiring winter so I am ready to embrace spring with flowers, butterflies and unicorns. Yes, even unicorns.
What better way to get into the season than with this super easy & tasty stir fry. If you got 15 minutes, you can make it happen. It is great on it's own as a quick lunch, as a side dish, served over rice, noodles, chicken added...you get the picture. I had it just like this shown and delish!
Since I haven't been cooking a whole lot lately, the husband has stepped up to the plate and has been churning out some pretty tasty dishes. I gotta' say, I am not hating it. This chowder, he has made several times now and I absolutely love it. So, today I got it into my head to recreate his chowder. A great warming dish that is wholesomely good and just downright delicious!
Is there such a thing as too easy? Well, I am all for easy when it comes to food. This is a classic case of minimal ingredients, zero skill with great results. Sometimes life gets too busy or hectic to put a three course meal on the table. I say reach for the pasta pot!
I have had a serious case of the blahs lately and keep hoping it will pass. Somehow, 2017 just isn't working for me yet. Well, it had better shape us soon because I just noticed we are sailing straight towards the end of February. March sounds nice right about now.
In any case, I have still been puttering around the kitchen, just not making a whole lot of new dishes. There were a few of late thought now that I think about it. Including a very picante seafood chowder, a parmesan topped chicken risotto (yes, that a thing and it was delicious), as well as a blueberry cake, some kind of cookies that I can't even remember now and several other dishes. Like I said, because of the serious blahs, I didn't manage to get my mojo on to do the photography or even take recipe notes as I cooked. I am getting over that now and and am hoping to get back to sharing regular dishes with all of you very faithful readers. Thanks for being patient.
So, moving on and getting back into food, this is a great mid week dish for the whole family. We had it yesterday for lunch and it was absolutely delicious served with baby roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. The dish was so flavoursome that the side dishes didn't need to be too fancy. Take a look!
This is a recipe that has been on my mind for years, yes years. I first, and only, ate them at Casa Flores here in El Puerto. Sadly, that restaurant has since shut down. Sad. At the time, I thought they were the best thing I had ever eaten. Finally, I got around to making them and discovered that they are pretty time consuming! Like not a quick appetizer. I adapted this recipe from Karlos Arguinano and is just downright delicious. Worth the time and effort. Even if you think you don't like seafood, you just might love these.
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