Smoky Avocado Roll – a smoky veggie “lox” so astonishingly similar to the real thing – in flavor and texture – when paired with classic flavors you remember.
You know how so many say “I could be vegan except for cheese?”
That was never my statement – mine would have been “vegan except for smoked salmon” and “vegan except for bagels and lox.”
That smoky flavor paired with briny capers and a cream cheese bagel? What I always ordered from hotel room service. What was often my brunch choice, along with my mimosa.
Well, that is still my brunch choice.
At a sushi counter, I’d look for and order the salmon.
This was before going vegan, of course. If I am honest I do still give the lox a wistful look on the menu, wishing for a plant based version of that flavor.
My wishes have been answered, my friends.
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We have had some very cold weather in Portland this month, and crazy foggy days! It was a perfect time for me to be working with Alexia Foods, because I got to make all kinds of tasty warm dishes while creating recipes with their product. Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries for lunch while it is zero degrees with wind chill outside? Yes please and thank you!
I am excited to be sharing a new queso recipe with you today. My Sriracha Peach Queso is new because I am only just now sharing it, but we have been enjoying this since summer. When I had fresh peaches. Very slightly sweet when you get a small bite of peach, with a spicy heat that you control. Start small with the sriracha, or boldy add several tablespoons if you love it like we do.
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Day Four of Whiskey Week!
Anyone else wanting me to extend this, even by a few days? I will see what I can do – I may have a couple more spirited recipes I can share.
Today, I have a deliciously warming cocktail, the Bentley Old Fashioned. I also want to share with you the book this recipe came from – a book that any whiskey aficionado would love!
Whiskey Week is the perfect time to share with you a great gift of a book, The North American Whiskey Guide From Behind The Bar : Real Bartenders’ Reviews of More Than 250 Whiskeys.
Who better than a bartender to know the ins and outs of all kinds of whiskeys? This is a true insiders guide, indeed:
Chad Berkey is the general manager of The Aero Club Bar in San Diego, which features over 800 different kinds of whiskey. Aero Club was named one of America’s Top Bars by Maxim and was featured in the New York Times 36 Hours in San Diego.
Jeremy LeBlanc is the senior bartender and head mixologist at ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, also in San Diego. Condé Nast names Altitude among the top ten rooftop bars in the world.
Jason is the resident whiskey wiz in this house – he has an affinity for the old scotches and wants to visit Southwest Scotland someday – Islay is the county where many of his favorites come from (the campfire variety I mentioned the [click to continue…]
Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots
’tis the season!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know I am already starting with the holiday decor.
I am already making lists – parties, events, and the food that will go along with each one! I have some new ideas in mind, to go along with my festive favorites.
Spicy Savory Cheesecake Spread
As the holidays get closer, I will be sharing my new recipes with you. Until then, I have collected a few recipes that I plan to bring along to holiday parties, and share on my own party tables.
See my Holiday Recipe slideshow here:
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Today is National Happy Hour Day.
I celebrated a day early.
I popped some bubbly.
I sugared some cranberries.
Jason has been getting crafty with his cocktails lately – he will be sharing recipes soon – and we have Aperol on hand. I like it because it is less sweet than other orange liqueurs, I think it also has rhubarb flavor?
I like tart. Less sweet.
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I know it is early, but I for one am already thinking about the holidays. Planning menus – yes, I really am – and thinking of new recipes that can do double duty as a game day appetizer and as Thanksgiving day snacks.
For me, game day is as much about the food as it is the game, really. Holidays? Those are all about getting together with family and friends, and many of those gatherings include food.
I cannot wait to sit around with the family on Thanksgiving. We usually are at my moms, I always arrive early, we sometimes play cards, and there are always many delicious edibles to be had. We always watch National [click to continue…]
I was invited to develop recipes for the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes Launch as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received product, was compensated for my time, and all opinions are my own.
You know I am all about game day food, appetizers, shared plates and Happy Hour at Home. I have said more than once that I love appetizers for dinner (and often order a couple small plates rather than the huge entrees most restaurants want to give you).
So, did we actually eat jalapeño poppers for dinner?
Why, yes. Yes we did.
These are perfectly acceptable for dinner, though – a protein and veggie packed update on the cheese filled original. Fantastically spicy and filling, we ate these with a simple salad on the side.
Plus, you can eat a whole bunch of them.
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Honey, these boys ain’t much to talk to, but, if you want a night away from your cat… they’re more than fine.
While I was wrapping cubes of avocado with chick-quin mixture, I could not help thinking of my favorite line from Vegas Vacation. Because, while these avocado stuffed chick-quins are damn tasty, they sure ain’t much to look at.
But did I say they were good? Jason isn’t the biggest avocado fan, and he loves these. They are good.
Tales from the honeymoon road:
We landed in Columbia, Missouri last night, about 15 minutes before the tornado [click to continue…]