Month: August 2009

  • Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp

    Lisa had her first green papaya salad at Thoa in Seattle and absolutely loved it; after trying it myself, I decided that this was something we had to make at home. The recipe itself, which I adapted from a few I spotted online, as well as what I remember of the restaurant version, came together […]

  • Grilled Mahi Mahi with Pan-Roasted Corn Salsa and Black Beans

    This recipe from Mccormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Cookbook was deeeelicious and a great summer meal. We needed the grill on for the fish anyway, so we grilled the corn on the cob for the pan salsa. The recipe as written in the book uses a lot more butter and store-bought salsa, but we had […]

  • Red Bliss Potato Salad, Paesano Style

    This is my favorite potato salad — a far cry from the usual mayo/mustard based crew, this one is almost seasoned like a puttanesca pasta: capers, anchovies, red pepper flakes, garlic… a divine combination of flavors. The mint is an interesting addition that adds flavor and color. I’ll be making this again, for sure. The […]

  • So fast, so fresh, so good! Rainbow Chard Soft Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

    These vegetarian tacos didn’t leave me missing the meat. The earthiness of the chard combined with the onion and garlic is just a great combination, and the simple black bean and corn salsa gave it some heft and a slight crunch. Lisa found this recipe when searching for ways to use up the chard that […]

  • Minestrone Stir Fry

    Lisa found this quick and easy weeknight recipe on the Whole Foods site and adapted it to use what we had on hand. A bunch of vegetables are stir-fried with pasta and tomatoes to recreate the flavors of a minestrone in non-soup form! A great way to use up the vegetables in your fridge. [donotprint] […]