Month: May 2008

  • Broccoli with Turmeric and Tomatoes

    We’re always looking for new ways to use up the last of our veggies from the CSA box; this recipe from Quick from Scratch Herbs and Spices was easily adaptable to what we had left: broccoli and leeks! It comes from the “Spices” half of the book, and features Turmeric, which we’ve never really had […]

  • Thai Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

    This recipe came together in about 15-20 minutes, so it definitely lived up to the title of the book from which it came — Food & Wine Magazine’s Quick from Scratch Herbs & Spices Cookbook. We’re just diving into this one, but I’m really liking it so far — I love when each recipe is […]

  • Mango Barbecued Swordfish

    This perfect summer recipe is adapted from the McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Cookbook, which I recently received from my boss at work (Thanks, Bill!). I was drawn to this recipe because the salsa reminded me of the one we created to use in our fish taco recipe — mangoes, pineapple, cilantro, onion — and […]

  • Wild Mushroom Mole Enchiladas

    I’ve had this cookbook, “Nuevo Tex-Mex“, for about 7 years now, and amazingly, this is the first time we’ve used it. (How is this possible? I grew up on Tex-Mex and mourn the loss of it constantly!) Lisa was in the mood to make something with mushrooms, and we both love enchiladas, so this seemed […]

  • Salt and Pepper Grilled Shrimp

    We recently picked up the full-color edition of Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible, and this is the first recipe we’ve made from the book. If this one is any indication, I’m guessing we’re going to have a great time grilling this summer! In this recipe, shrimp is briefly marinated in lime, salt, and white pepper, and […]