Dress a Salad the Easy Way!

Naked SaladWhen I was growing up, we had a salad with dinner every night.  Even if we were having another vegetable, we would always have a fresh salad that my mom would dress with delicious oil and vinegar. I don’t know how we got started doing it, but we would always dress it directly in the bowl.  Without measuring.  It is the best salad dressing I have ever had.

Here’s how to do it yourself: Continue reading

Review of A Sweet Pea Chef’s Fish Tacos, plus D.I.Y. Corn Tortillas

Fish Tacos PlateIn high school, I played volleyball with the Sweet Pea Chef.  It wasn’t until we became Facebook friends that I realized that we had something else in common besides volleyball – cooking! Lacey is powerful force in the food blogging world.  I was amazed to find out that she has a cookbook and videos, and she has partnered with the likes of Tastemade. I was also pleased to discover that she married her high school sweetheart (and my art class buddy), Dustin.  They are such a fantastic couple.

I have pinned many of her recipes on Pinterest and have tried one of them once before.  But since I’ve been on a taco kick as of late, when I spied her Baja Fish Tacos recipe, I pinned it on my TO DO: Summer board and made them the same night. They also moved to my YUM board that same night. Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 4: The Cutting

You are so close to homemade sushi perfection!  You have made The Rice, you have chosen The Filling, and you have completed The Rolling. Your lovely rice and filling is rolled beautifully into crisp nori.  Can you taste it yet?

But you are not quite there.  There is one last step to possibly mess up!  Not to worry, it will be so easy once I help you with… Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 3: The Rolling

Now that you have completed the first step, The Rice, and the second step, The Filling, you are very close to sushi bliss. These next two steps are a lot shorter, but I have to admit, I hate them both.  These last steps make or break the presentation of your sushi rolls, however, if you mess them up,  they will still taste good.  I promise!

But don’t worry, your rolls will look pretty because I’m going to teach you how to master… Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 2: The Filling

Now that you have read D.I.Y. Sushi Part 1 and mastered sushi rice, it’s time to think about what’s rolled inside the rice.  This is usually raw fish, which is delicious but sometimes a challenge for various reasons.  There are, though, quite a few workarounds that I will share with you in today’s lesson… Continue reading