Crudités. Cheese cubes. Pretzels. Really? This is all we’re gonna offer our vegetarian friends come Sunday?! I don’t think so!
If you can chop 2 veggies, measure some spices, open cans, and toss everything into a CrockPot and walk away, you can have a delicious vegetarian/vegan Sloppy Joe on your Super Bowl table that will fool even the meatiest of meat eaters.
The bright burgundy hue. The gelatinous cylindrical form. The sexy little can indents.
You know what Thanksgiving treat I speak of… The ever-popular Ocean-Spray cranberry “sauce.”
I believe strongly, that this belongs on every Turkey Day table – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t space for an alternative – to play along side.
A grown-up version perhaps. Like say, with tequila and jalapenos!
My brain is completely unable to wrap itself around the fact that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!
Cliché as it sounds… where has 2013 gone and can I have it back?!
While I’m pretty sure I can’t fire up the Delorian, I can make the most of what’s left of the year. And that means tons of yummy Thanksgiving/Holiday/Christmas recipes to make and share. So let’s dive in!
Fresh. Vegan. Healthy. Low Carb. I know these aren’t usually words you see in my posts, but I’m trying friends. I’m trying.
Step 1. Chop up a bunch of fresh veggies. Step 2. Throw everything in the food processor and blend. Step 3. Let in mellow for a few hours in the fridge. Step 4. Enjoy the fruits of your tiresome labor.
This would normally be the part where I tell you that I’m exaggerating, but this time, I’m totally not.
Let’s see how many of my favorite things we can fit into one recipe, shall we – grilling, mangoes, cilantro, and booze in food?! What do you get, the most delicious salsa to ride the chip express.
It’s sweet, it’s smoky, it’s awesome! Grilling the mangoes, pineapple and red pepper take their already perfect flavor and bump them up a notch. Sweetness hooks up with char and smoke and does a little happy dance. This salsa was fantastic with chips (I’m obsessed with Terra), but would also be delicious over white fish, chicken or pork.
We’ve all got them, those foods that we wake up craving, those foods we daydream about, those foods that make us salivate at the thought of them. Most people’s lists include chocolate, chips, pasta, cheese, bread and the like. My recent food lusting has taken a strange twist. I. Crave. Tofu! All day, everyday, I want it. Don’t know where it came from, don’t know what it will take to tame the hungry tofu beast, but she’s there.
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!
“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?