Sundried Tomato & Goat Cheese Salmon Burgers

Writing this post, I starting thinking that I only bring the polarizing food… pork, sweets, chocolate, comfort food, dairy, beer, fish and the like.  Which brought me to another realization, there’s no such thing as polarizing food, yes, we all have opinions, likes and dislikes, but no matter what, there’s something out there, and on here, for everyone.  Never let anyone tell you that mayonnaise sucks, or that tofu is nasty, if you like it, eat it, and if you don’t – let the others eat their cake!

I am now climbing off my soapbox to bring you super tasty burgers that are great for a quick lunch, or easy dinner.  I couldn’t possibly pack these burgers with any more of my favorite flavors – goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, basil, cilantro, lime… ahhh!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Curried Crab Dip

Curry, you fabulous spice, why must I always sleep on my love for you?  Every time I add this fabulous powder to a dish I’m reminded of my love of Indian cuisine, and my need to eat it more often.

If you’re not crazy for curry like me, may I inform you that curry is said to prevent certain diseases like colon cancer and Alzheimer’s.  If that’s not enough… it’s claimed to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, wink, wink.

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Soupy Sundays: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

If you don’t know me in “real” life or follow me on Twitter (@megpowesq) you might not know that Cleveland is one of my favorite cities in the whole wide world.  I know, I know.  Their sports teams suck… GO TRIBE, GO BROWNIES!  Economic hardships are prevalent.  I don’t care what you say, burn on big river, burn on!  I truly love Cleveland.

If I’ve ever interviewed for an episode of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” they’d have to do an entire show of me gushing over the meal I had at Lola, Michael Symon’s insanely amazing restaurant in C-land.  Seriously, words cannot describe the tastebadic orgasm that happened the night I dined there.

So naturally, when this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup came across my email with the fabulous Derek Clayton from Lola as the author, I had to try it.

There’s heat, there’s maple syrup, there’s cream and roasted, and sweet and yum!  Oh, it’s divinity… I swear!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Totchos

“Hey Napoleon, gimme some of your tots!” “No, go find your own.”

(Like any recipe with tater tots could be complete without a Napoleon Dynamite reference!)

Warning – this dish is ridiculous!  Warning – this dish is DELCIOUS!

If the idea of using tater tots instead of tortilla chips for your nachos doesn’t appeal to you, all I can say is don’t knock it till you try it.

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Soupy Sundays: Hot-and-Sour Coconut Soup

An unexpected snow storm has me in serious nesting mode and in need of a that internal warm fuzzy that only comes from a comforting bowl of soup.  This Thai inspired dish has done just that on several occasions, and it’s my hope that you’ll add it to your winter recipe repertoire.

The delicious infused broth has to be used in other dishes, I just haven’t been inspired yet to figure out what.  Trust me when I tell you the ginger, cilantro, garlic and lemongrass have one serious marriage that even cheese and beer would be hard pressed to rival.  There’s a clean, fresh, and sublime taste that accompanies this dish.  I know you’ll love it.

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Soupy Sundays: Curried Peanut Squash Soup

“We both have so much in common.  We both love soup.  And we love the outdoors.  We love snow peas, and talking, and not talking.  We could not talk or talk forever, and still find things to not talk about.”

What better way to drop a quote from one of my favorite movies, Best In Show, than announcing the birth of a new feature on this here old bloggy blog?

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