Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gluten Free Croutons

I've been away for far too long. Life has been pretty busy and hectic but it's time to try to start posting again and bringing back my love of food. I can't guarantee I'll update as much as I'd like, but I will do my best to record my journey with food as I go about my day to day life.

In the time I've been away, I've been busier with work and have also been diagnosed with Celiac's Disease. This means I have had to go gluten free. I'm still adjusting and learning and, well, it has been a bit frustrating most of the time. I'm still finding my way and have been obsessing and learning and freaking out and stressing and dealing - sometimes all at the same time! But I feel like I may finally be settling into this new life so I hope to be able to continue this blog but add in these new adventures in food. My main focus of this blog will still be to celebrate all foods, but I'll throw some specifically gluten free things in every now and then.

Along this new journey, I've had to reinvent some foods that I haven't been able to easily find or, to be honest, just taste awful. A lot of the meals and creations I have previously made are already naturally gluten free, but some things require a little creativity. And, in certain cases, some store-bought items...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Pan Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This is by far, one of the best salsas I've had. I have a soft spot for salsa verde because it's mild but packs a lot of flavor. Plus, the sweetness from the tomatillos is a little, added bonus. I've never made a salsa like this before and it's now one of my favorite things. I would be lying if I said I didn't eat a big spoonful every time I walked into the kitchen...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cod Fillets with Blood Orange Citrus Sauce

I think I have a bias towards cod. It's just so mild and there is so much you can do with it! If you look at my fish recipes on here, about 99% are cod. Maybe I should broaden my seafood selections a bit...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sweet and Salty Garlic Pork Chops

Pork is quickly becoming a staple around here. That's what happens when you buy most of your meat at Costco and they have some awesome deals on pork loins and chops. I'm not even kidding on those deals. Buy in bulk and save, people...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sugar Cookies - Plain, with Icing, or with Frosting

My grandma used to make some of the best sugar cookies in the entire world. No, I'm not being biased. I swear. When we were little, my sister, my cousins and I would look forward to these cookies every Christmas Eve. They were sweet, crunchy, and perfectly sized for little kids and adults alike. I used to get jealous because my sister would be the one who helped my grandma make them and that meant I never got to taste them until our family dinner. And, unfortunately, it also means that I have no idea how to make them. My grandma is gone now so it's been a very long time since those cookies have been around. I used to try really hard to duplicate pretty much everything she used to make, but I've realized that it just isn't possible. She was a Polish grandma. And like pretty much every other grandma out there, she had her own measuring techniques and her own ingredients and I'll never be able to go back in time to figure out what those were. I've finally come to terms with that. So the only thing I can do at this point is do my best to make an updated, albeit different, version to her classics.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Tomato and Zucchini Tart with Garlic

I originally planned for this tart to be a quick, plain tomato-style to use up some of my garden tomatoes. Instead, I just kept adding things and it turned into an awesome tart with zucchini and garlic. Those combinations are so amazing together!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Western Salad Dressing

Western Dressing is my son's favorite salad dressing. He just started really eating salads last year and he's been very adamant about not trying any other dressings. We'll get there some day, but for now, I'd rather him have this dressing while he's still getting used to eating salads in general. And since I only make my own salad dressings for myself (ranging from vinaigrettes to creamy to everything in between), I decided I'd try my hand at a homemade Western since I've never done that one before.