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Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp

Some nights you just want a hearty meal that packs a punch, and this Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp over rice does the trick! We used homegrown jalapenos from our backyard to add some heat, but feel free to omit or add a spicier pepper! INGREDIENTS: 1 jalapeno (to taste) 1 lb large shrimp 6 garlicContinue reading “Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp”



Babaganoush is an easy recipe to make if you’re planning a Mediterranean-themed night. Often served with pita bread, this vegetarian dish goes well with raw veggies or as a dip or spread! INGREDIENTS: 2 lb Italian eggplants 4 gloves garlic 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp freshContinue reading “Babaganoush”

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Some nights you just want a quick and easy (but hearty!) meal, and the Creamy Garlic Chicken certainly fits the bill. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb chicken breast Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) 1 Tbsp paprika 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1/3 cup dry white wineContinue reading “Creamy Garlic Chicken”

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

I’m a huge fan of Korean food, and Napa Cabbage Kimchi is one of those essential “food groups” I can’t live without. Aside from cutting up all the veggies, kimchi is actually fairly straightforward to make. INGREDIENTS: 1 head large Napa cabbage 1 cup salt 0.5 cup sweet rice flour (all-purpose flour is also ok)Continue reading “Napa Cabbage Kimchi”

Basil Macadamia Nut Pesto

I seriously can’t get enough of this Basil Macadamia Nut Pesto. You can eat it in pasta, as a pizza topping, or even alone on a slice of bread! INGREDIENTS 4 cups fresh basil leaves 6 cloves garlic 3/4 cups macadamia nut 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly groundContinue reading “Basil Macadamia Nut Pesto”

Creamy Garlic Salmon

This Creamy Garlic Salmon recipe whips together very quickly, especially if you want a “this-looks-and-tastes-amazing-but-secretly-I-didn’t-put-that-much-effort-into-it” meal. INGREDIENTS 4 salmon fillets, skin off Salt and pepper, to season 2 tsp olive oil 2 Tbs butter 6 cloves garlic, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 1/3 cup dry white wine (optional) 2 Tbsp capers 1.5 cups half andContinue reading “Creamy Garlic Salmon”

Salmon Cakes

There was a Costco-sized bag of salmon sitting in the freezer for I don’t even know how long. (Andrew has had several roommates over the years – all who have left parting gifts in various parts of the house to be discovered later.) I needed to use them up, so what better way than toContinue reading “Salmon Cakes”

Pizza For Days – 2

When I said pizza for days, I literally meant that I was actually eating pizza for several days. To keep things interesting, we made different pizzas! Check out our Pizza Dough recipe and our other pizza recipes! Barbecue Chicken Pizza: BBQ sauce – Pick your favorite. You can use Sweet Baby Rays, but we alwaysContinue reading “Pizza For Days – 2”

Pizza For Days

If you have pizza dough on hand, or you want to make your own (click here for our Pizza Dough recipe), the hardest part is putting together your toppings. A few of my favorites are listed below. Of note, I highly recommend a baking steel or stone; I got my baking steel off Amazon. It’sContinue reading “Pizza For Days”

Gamja Jorim (Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes)

Gamja Jorim is one of my favorite banchans to eat with rice. The best part is that it’s so easy to make! Ingredients: 2-3 medium sized potatoes, cut into 0.5 or 0.75 inch cubes (optional to peel or not) 0.5 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic 2 Tbs soy sauce 1 Tbs sugar 0.5 cupContinue reading “Gamja Jorim (Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes)”

Chicken Karaage

This is probably my favorite Japanese dish Andrew makes. Our Chicken Karaage is double fried for extra crunch. After you make this yourself, it’s hard to ever pay money to eat this at a restaurant anymore! Ingredients: 1.5 lb boneless, skin-on chicken thighs Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 clove garlic 1Continue reading “Chicken Karaage”

Marmite Meatball Pasta

I was recently introduced to Marmite, which is a spread made from yeast extract. It’s typically found in the UK and is analogous to Vegemite from Australia. This “umami paste” can be used over toast or as flavoring to dishes. Connie has been raving about it cooked in pasta, so we added a few ingredientsContinue reading “Marmite Meatball Pasta”