Wild Mushroom Risotto

daisi - March 2, 2011

For those of you who have never attempted risotto, please take a chance on this recipe, it’s worth it. For those who have mastered the at of risotto, this one is worth adding to your collection because it is delish! I have two tips for you when making risotto: 1) use a wide pan and 2) recruit someone to do the stirring.     Wild Mushroom Risotto …

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Meatless Pizza

daisi - February 17, 2011

I recently conquered my fear of cooking with active yeast. It happened while I was snowed in thanks to a record-breaking blizzard. I credit two things for my new found bravery in the kitchen: 1) too many hours spent watching Food Network and 2) boredom. Regardless, the homemade pizza dough is the perfect thing to introduce you to cooking with yeast. It’s so easy you’ll …

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Thai Tonight

daisi - January 27, 2011

Thanks to our friends at DietsInReview for this meatless Monday recipe. Who doesn’t love a flavorful Thai recipe to start off the week? Red curry has to be the best ingredient known to man and when it is combined with the healthy grain quinoa and loads of veggies, you have yourself a delicious meal. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 cups vegetable stock 1 …

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

daisi - January 19, 2011

  If you’re anything like me, every time you buy celery or carrots, you end up throwing half out before you use it. What a waste. There is an alternative that will not only save your veggies, but will also provide you with a base for dozens other recipes. That solution is vegetable stock.  Here’s what you do: Keep a gallon freezer zip lock bag …

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Hot Spinach Dip

daisi - January 17, 2011
spinach dip

The second installment of meatless Monday is an appetizer, dip, or pizza topper.  The combination of ingredients is the basic recipe for any hot dip, be it: artichoke, spinach & artichoke, or just spinach.   Ingredients 2 packages frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry 1 cup mayonnaise 1 block cream cheese, room temperature or microwave for 20 seconds 2 green onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp. …

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Meatless Mondays: Vegetable Curry

daisi - January 10, 2011

It’s that time of year when we all start making resolutions. One of mine is to eat meatless at least one day each week in 2011. My previous post about meatballs proves that I am a solid carnivore, however, eating less meat is beneficial on many levels. Here are some of my favorite reasons, in no particular order.First, your body: Limit your risk of cancer …

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Chipotle Artichoke Dip

daisi - October 3, 2010
chipotle artichoke dip

First of all, I got a new toy for my kitchen.  And I’m in love with it. Beautiful (thanks Mom for my birthday gift!). I made this dip for a pot luck lunch Sam had at work, as well as for our tailgate for the OU v. Utah State game and I believe it was a success so I thought I’d share. First here is …

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In-Season Veggies

daisi - May 24, 2010

I stole this list and fun facts from the Bargain Babe blog. Here is an updated list of in-season fruits and vegetables, which are almost always cheaper than buying out-of-season produce. Greater supply…lower prices. It’s nice to know what is in season and cheap this time of year.  Also, you can click on the items that are underlined in blue for recipe suggestions and fun facts …

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Veggie Risotto

daisi - May 15, 2010
veggie risotto

Once upon a time Sam wanted pasta….wait, that’s every night.  As usual I didn’t want to go to the store since I live 20 minutes away from the nearest grocery store (except the farmer’s market but it was closed).  I had some leftover asparagus and onions from my trip to the farm so I started there and decided to make a fresh vegetable risotto.  FYI …

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Cinco de Mayo!

daisi - May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last night I celebrated Quatro de Mayo with $1 tacos and $2 tecates at El Guapo, a nice warm-up for the real deal tonight! In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d share a black bean salsa recipe I made the other day. It makes a LOT of salsa, so get ready to share. I hope I remember all of the …

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