Recipes

Red Enchilada Sauce

3 March 2014

  1 medium onion, chopped 8 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. chipotle 1 tsp. cumin 2 tsp. dried Parsley 1.5 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 cup salsa (the quality of the salsa definitely makes a difference in this sauce) 3 cups vegetable broth 2 […]

Serrano White Sangria

28 July 2013

1 small carton of raspberries 1 small carton of strawberries, chopped 2 peaches, chopped 1 lime, sliced 2 apples (I used braeburn) 1 serrano pepper, sliced 1 bottle of dry white wine 1/2 cup of white grape juice 1/4 cup of honey 1 can of club soda 1. Layer all the fruits in a pitcher, […]

Rhubarb Sour (with a hint of strawberry)

3 June 2013

Ok, people…it has been over a year since I’ve posted a real blog post, but I have experienced something that just has to be shared: the Rhubarb Sour. Now, let’s be clear…I have yet to FULLY experience this out-of-this-world-fill-me-up-again cocktail, but the magnificent elixir just might have touched my lips for a sip or two, […]

Bibimbop (with Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian Tofu)

19 February 2012

2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts OR 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained 1/3 cup water 3 tsp. rice vinegar 3 teaspoons sugar, divided 2 -1/2  teaspoons minced garlic, divided 1-1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger, divided 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 1 cup julienne-cut carrot 1/4 cup soy sauce (lower sodium is best) 4 tablespoons, […]

Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

23 January 2012

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 teaspoons paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs…my preference) DIP […]

Crave-worthy Brussels Sprouts

18 January 2012

1 lb. Brussels Sprouts 1 tsp. sambal chili paste 1 tsp. fish sauce 1/2 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 tbs. rice wine vinegar 1 tbs. mirin 1 tbs. soy sauce 1 tbs. water 2 tbs. olive oil slivered almonds (or  toasted sesame seeds) few sprigs of mint 1. Remove bottom stems and quarter […]

Favorite Tri Tip Marinade

11 January 2012

1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup olive oil 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped ground black pepper to taste 1 sprig fresh rosemary (optional) 2 – 3 fresh sage leaves (optional) 1 decent sized beef tri tip 1. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and black pepper. Place tri tip in […]

Spicy Ancho Pulled Chicken

15 November 2011

1 tbs. cumin 1 tbs. garlic powder 1 tbs. onion powder 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. chipotle powder salt to taste 2 bone-in chicken breasts 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 2 whole ancho chili peppers, stems removed 1 bottle dry white wine 4 cups chicken broth 2 cans black […]

Blackberry Lime Martini

15 August 2011

      1/2 cup blackberry vodka 1/4 vodka 3/4 to 1 cup limeade (I used Simply Lime) Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice (add more limeade if necessary). Shake vigorously. Pour into glasses and serve.

Pineapple Martini

14 August 2011

  1/4 cup DPF Pineapple Vodka (or your own infused pineapple vodka) 1/4 cup orange juice splash of pure cranberry juice Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

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