Lately, my kids have been asking for hard boiled eggs every morning. . I think because while my mom was here visiting, she preferred to eat eggs this way. . Anyway, I’m loving that they are eating eggs Continue reading
My hair dresser and I were chatting one day. . . she’s a foodie and loves to cook. . and she told me she has never attempted to make risotto because she’s heard how hard to was to make. What?! If I Continue reading
I’m always up for trying different kinds of Asian foods. There’s something about the different flavors and textures and how everything comes together. . . and I wanted to make a dish using lemongrass!
Today was a perfect morning to make some quiche. I think I fell in love with quiche after trying it one day when I was in high school at La Madeleine’s in Dallas, Texas. If you know me, you know that I am addicted to their chicken caesar salad and this is one of the first places I have to go to when I’m in Dallas for a visit. Oh my goodness, all of their food is so good! Anyway, I probably had their Quiche Florentine and it was instant bliss. Love at first bite.
What I love about quiche, besides the eggs, is the fact that you can literally put whatever you want inside (ham, spinach, broccoli etc), pour in the eggs, sprinkle on the cheese, bake it and it’s done. Quiche really takes no time at all, especially if you use a ready made pie crust. Could it get any easier? And if you want quiche for breakfast on a weekday, make it the night before and it re-heats beautifully.
I hope you enjoy!
Adapted from the Cooks.com recipe here.
I whipped this up for my husband one night because we always have tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on hand at home. . and who would have known I was going to receive so many comments and likes on Facebook for this one? So, I am posting this very simple recipe and hope you will enjoy! This time, I used the same balsamic glaze I made from this recipe for my caprese salad. It was divine! You get a little garlic and sweet & sour with the balsamic and the basil, cheese and tomato all in one bite! It’s heaven. For reals. 😛
This salad is my absolute favorite!!!
Food & Wine is one of my favorite magazines. . I was flipping through the August edition last week and came to this: The Best Pasta for $4 a Serving! Reading on, I see that the recipe is from Roy Choi, the Korean dude who started the Kogi taco trucks in Los Angeles! Even though this recipe takes 3 hours, yes 3 hours (sauce simmering and such). . I knew I had to give this one a try.
“The $24 spaghetti from Scott Conant’s Scarpetta in NYC is so delicious,” says Roy Choi of L.A.’s Kogi empire. “My $4 version tastes almost as good.” Roy’s trick: flavoring tomato sauce with a quick mushroom broth and slow-cooked garlic.”
I made Scarpetta’s spaghetti with tomato and basil back in January of this year (see here) and this pasta is delicious. This is the kind of pasta I would think people are eating in Italy. . this is the pasta that they are eating in Eat Pray Love. Well, this is the pasta that I imagine they are eating because it looks soooooo good and this pasta is soooooo good. Something had to be good. The movie sucked. Sorry, Julia.
Anyway, Roy’s version is awesome, yummy and well worth the 3 hours of cooking! Roy, I know I was supposed to discard the mushrooms but I just couldn’t. My dad taught me to never waste anything. So, I put them back in the sauce and added black olives because I love them so much. Also, Roy, come on, who has an immersion blender?? Most people don’t, right? Just use a potato masher. That’s what Scott Conant uses.
So, I didn’t follow the recipe to a T but .. it was delicious. Give this one a try and if you’re ever in Los Angeles, be sure to find the Kogi truck and get some tacos!
(Recipe from Food and Wine; recipe here)