Pasta… made from zucchini… No Shenanigans. April Fool’s is over. In my world, you can feel good about being served a HUGE bowl of zucchini pasta! There are a few things in my kitchen that I just can’t live without…one is … Continue reading →
An over-the-top… extremely decadent… wanna stick my face in a giant bowl of it… Dulche de Leche …free of dairy and refined sugars. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and no cooking necessary!?! What more can I say??? Dulche … Continue reading →
Tzatziki has always been one of my favorite sauces…tart, crisp and creamy. My mother-in-law serves this with her famous Greek Quiche, which I will get around to posting some day! She taught me how to make this sauce about 8 years ago in Sweden, when she was teaching me how to cook. This was before I could speak Swedish, so we really couldn’t communicate verbally, and I remember how much fun it was to try to read her gestures and guess what she was saying. I think we spent most of the time laughing that night!!!
I still make this very regularly, especially during the summer when we are grilling almost every day. It is very fast and easy to make and is the perfect condiment to any grilled meats and is also a great dip for veggies.
Garlic and Sweet Basil Tzatziki
1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, shredded and pressed in a fine mesh sieve to drain off access liquid
1 clove garlic
1/2 t garlic powder
2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
Add the yogurt to a small bowl. Press the cucumber in a fine mesh sieve with a spoon to drain off access liquid. Add garlic, powder, lemon juice, chopped basil, salt and ground black pepper. Mix and serve.
I was introduced to Creme Fraiche when I lived in Sweden. It is a thickened French sour cream, less sour than sour cream and more creamy…the swedes use it in just about anything, sauces, salads, casseroles, etc. … Continue reading →
As I stood out in my garden, I wondered, what am I going to do with all of these greens??? Here’s what I came up with. and as the taste test confirmed… …pesto isn’t just about basil. This was amazing! … Continue reading →
Well, I’ve been grilling all winter, thanks to my amazing traeger grill/smoker, but now is the official start of grilling season…so here’s a recipe to get you started this year. Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken … Continue reading →
It’s starting to feel like summer here in Montana, and I have been craving salads since I came home from Sweden. I had some chives growing in my garden and some extra cashews and coconut water left over from making … Continue reading →
Well Everyone, I am finally back from Sweden…and I have got to tell you, I am truely inspired by all of the beautiful, and tasty food we were served there, so look forward to some amazing posts coming up! This … Continue reading →
Spicy Thai Almond Sauce….3 Ways… 1/4 cup raw almond butter 1 TBS tahini 1/4 cup water fresh squeezed lime juice from 2 limes 2 TBS coconut aminos 1 tsp fish sauce 1 1/2 TBS raw pure honey or coconut nectar 1 stalk lemongrass, minced 2 … Continue reading →