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Nutty Tofu Bowls

I’m still on the no red meat train, and am in love with all things peanut sauce, so these Nutty Tofu Bowls, from Real Simple magazine, were just what I needed this week! Rating: A How to make it an A+: Really delicious, but…

January 30, 2022

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken-Noodle Bowl

I was really looking forward to a simple and light dinner like this Sweet-and-Sour Chicken-Noodle Bowl from Martha Stewart Living, but this recipe fell a little flat. Details below on what went wrong and how to make it go better! Rating: C+ How to…

November 9, 2020

Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon with Strawberry-Cucumber Salad

Women’s Health magazine doesn’t specialize in food, but they’re usually pretty good for a clean and healthy meal that you actually want to eat! I’m trying to reel in my quarantine bod with this Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon with Strawberry-Cucumber Salad! Wish me luck… Rating: A…

July 15, 2020

Pepper’s Pork-Stuffed Cucumber Soup

And the award for the strangest thing I’ve made all year goes to…Chrissy Teigen and Pepper’s Pork-Stuffed Cucumber Soup! Who would have ever though boiled, stuffed cucumbers could taste SO GOOD? Here’s to another year of culinary adventures. Happy New Year! Rating: A+ How…

December 31, 2019

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Cucumber Salad

I don’t make a ton of shrimp. Primarily because I hate reheating it and love to make a four-person recipe so I can have leftovers the next day! If you’re like me, make an exception or halve this recipe. It is so, so worth…

November 14, 2019

Beef-and-Barley Burgers

  I cook a lot, so it takes something really different to surprise me. But, everything about these Beef-and-Barley Burgers, from Martha Stewart Living, seemed really unusual. The barley paste, the Asian flair, the cucumber topping. All very, very good, just different. If you…

October 2, 2019

Roasted Salmon Tacos

    I am never in the mood for fish tacos, so I do not know what got into me when all I could think about were these Roasted Salmon Tacos from Ina Garten.  Maybe the dill, cucumber, vinegar action was basically screaming PICKLES…

February 5, 2019

Cucumbers with Fried and Pickled Shallots

  This Real Simple magazine summer side is perfect for an easy night with burgers on the grill. It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s different. It almost tastes like a burger–well, the toppings on one, anyway. You can get away with English cucumbers, as Persians are not…

June 27, 2018