Butterflied Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

This spicy southwest salad was perfect for a healthy weeknight meal! Light and fresh was just what I needed. You’ll need: 1/2 lb of unpeeled shrimp 2 ears of fresh corn Baby greens 1 can of black beans 1/2 a small Red onion 1 small tomato 1 small avocado Cotija cheese 1 teaspoon cracked red … Continue reading

Crab Stuffed Avocados

This dish is inspired by an appetizer at one of my favorite restaurants, Uchi. Uchi’s Avo Bake is definitely a lot different than the one I made but that’s where the inspiration for this came from. Here goes! You’ll need: 8oz crab meat (I used claw meat because it is sweeter) 2 Hass Avocados 1 … Continue reading

Coconut Curry Lobster Bisque

I’ve been wanting to make lobster bisque even though lobster has never been my favorite ingredient. Interesting because I love seafood especially crustaceans. I originally had the idea for coconut lobster bisque because I frequently use coconut milk in my soups, but then I wanted to make it spicy and that’s where the red curry … Continue reading

Seared Tuna with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I’ve been dreaming about this dish for a while. Mmmm fresh fish with the perfect veggie and fruit salsa… So delicious. The soy in the salsa and sesame seeds on the tuna add a nice nutty flavor. Tuna is definitely one of the more expensive ingredients I’ve worked with so far but it’s well worth … Continue reading

Chicken Stuffed Shells with Arugula and Pistachios

Wow! What a crazy week it has been in Austin with SXSW! I’m glad to be back in my house and ready to restore some normalcy to my schedule. However, while couch surfing last week I did throw together this dish at the last minute for my kind friends who let me crash at their … Continue reading

Chicken Pecan Fettuccini

What I’ve learned while couch surfing: let your friends cook for you, they are pretty good at it! The lovely Miss Jessica Johnson had a few of us over for dinner last week and she made this awesome Chicken Pecan Fettuccini! Perfect mix of southern and Italian? Me thinks so! Boil those fettuccini noodles. Buttery … 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

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