Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is one of my favorites! I love it for paninis and grilled sandwiches. But I’ve always wondered what makes sourdough bread, well, sour? After some investigation, I realized that I’d need a sourdough starter. Basically how you make sourdough sour is literally souring flour and water. Sounds kinda gross but hey, gotta do … Continue reading

Kale Chips

These may not look like much but they are one of my favorites! Kale chips are basically dehydrated pieces of kale, same principle as potato chips. These are simple to make and satisfy that crispy, salty craving. You’ll need: Fresh Kale Olive oil Kosher salt Optional: pepper or other spices Preheat oven to 375 degrees. … Continue reading

Lee’s Meat Market

Last week I went to Lee’s Meat Market with my friend Haley for lunch. It’s a cute little place near 38th and Jefferson, right across the street from Kerbey Lane. It can be a little hard to find since its tucked away in a shopping center. When you walk in you are greeted by chalkboard … Continue reading

Vespaio

I’ve been living literally down the street from Vespaio for 4 years now and somehow never took the time to try it out. I like to tell myself I was waiting for a special occasion but really, that’s no excuse. My dad was in town last weekend so it was the perfect time try out … Continue reading

Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Arugula Salad with Spicy Mustard Balsamic Dressing

I guess the warm weather has me feeling fruity fresh! After a long and glorious weekend in Santa Barbara, CA I’ve been craving fresh produce and warm sunshine. I haven’t made a salad in a while and in a salute to bikini season, let’s get started on this delicious taste of spring! For the salad, … Continue reading

Coconut Cilantro Chutney

I made this chutney to go with Shrimp Tandoori. Chutney is a condiment typically used in South Asian dishes. It can be fresh or made made of preserves. It can be spicy or sweet and vary in texture, coarse or fine, wet or dry. This chutney is a little spicy and very fragrant. It leans … Continue reading

Shrimp Tandoori

For my little Valentine’s Day Soirée, we went with an Asian theme. Shrimp Tandoori was the main dish and it was quite tasty if you ask me. It’s pretty easy too! You’ll need: 1 1/2lbs peeled and deveined shrimp 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger 1 tablespoon fresh mixed garlic 1 cup Greek yogurt Fresh lime … Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto

I love love love pesto. And spicy food but that’s nothing new. So when I came across a recipe for cilantro pesto, I knew I had to try it. You’ll need: Cilantro Basil Garlic (all chopped) Olive oil Kosher salt Parmesan Your favorite noodle, I had macaroni so macaroni it was! In a food processor … Continue reading

Spicy Crab-Stuffed Cucumber

Hey Friends! Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday but I have been working diligently on the backend of this site. You the only difference you may have noticed thus far is that you are now being redirected to natalieparamore.com!!! Woohoo I bought my domain!! Other changes will be made later and most of them … Continue reading

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is such a pretty cake so I wanted to give it a try. The fluffy white cake, fruit and warm buttery brown sugar make this quite a treat! You’ll need: 1/4 cup of butter 2/3 cup of brown sugar Pineapple slices Maraschino cherries 1 1/3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 … Continue reading

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