red pepper

my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

Continue reading

vegetarian soba noodle stir-fry

daisi - March 18, 2013
2013_vegetarian soba noodles_06

I found this recipe in my quest for “real” food. It’s vegetarian. It’s vegan. It’s “real”. It’s customizable. It’s filling. It’s delicious. Substitute any of your favorite veggies for a dish that is all your own. I meant to add mushrooms and obviously that didn’t happen. I think a 1/2 of an onion would be good in this too. Change it up, see what you …

Pin It Continue reading

slow-cooker red curry beef

daisi - January 11, 2013
2013_slow cooker red curry beef_08

I found this recipe in my Paleo Slow Cooking cookbook. I think it’s safe to say that I am slightly obsessed with red curry. I could put it on anything, well, almost anything. I’ve put it on pad thai, fried rice, and roasted veggies. It exotic and delicious and, to my surprise, easy to make at home. All you need is red curry paste and …

Pin It Continue reading

slow-cooker cornbread casserole

daisi - January 7, 2013
SlowCooker Cornbread Casserole_12

I have recently been trying to put all of my recipes that I’ve ripped from magazines in one place… pinterest. There are years and years and years of magazine recipes, so I apologize for overloading your pinterest feed lately. If you don’t follow me, lucky you. Er, I mean, go follow me here. The good news is… I’m almost done! Some of the recipes aren’t …

Pin It Continue reading

menu recap [week 10]

daisi - March 10, 2012
menu recap white

After a Sunday dinner of deep dish pizza at Savastano’s we were left with a LOT of leftovers. So our dinners for Monday & Tuesday weren’t too exciting and didn’t involve cooking. Wednesday, I attended a gnocchi cooking class at the Urban Kitchen on Cherry Street with Molly. So I didn’t really cook that night either. Finally on Thursday I made the first meal of the …

Continue reading

Damn Good Chili

daisi - January 4, 2012

This year it seems like we’ve barely had a winter (I’m sure I just jinxed us). Sure, we’ve had some cold days, but for the most part it’s been pretty mild. It was almost 70 degrees on New Years Eve this year! A cold front came in that evening and we decided it was a perfect day to make some chili for the first time …

Continue reading

Chipotle Roasted Chicken &Vegetable Pizza

daisi - December 21, 2011

In my menu recap from last week, I described this recipe as follows: This “pizza” was really tasty with a lot of different flavors. I say “pizza” with quotes because it isn’t your typical pizza. No hot, melty cheese, or your regular pizza sauce or toppings. I would say this is more of a flat bread than a pizza, regardless, it’s delicious. Here’s what you’ll need: …

Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Roasted Veggies

daisi - October 10, 2011

There are probably a million “recipes” out there for roasted vegetables. You don’t need them. This is why: All you need is some olive oil, spices, and your favorite vegetables. That’s it. You’re done. Ingredients a large bowl of your favorite veggies, chopped into bite-size pieces – I used: 2 squash 1 red onion 2 zucchini 1 red pepper spices – I like garlic powder, …

Continue reading

1 list / 2 meatless meals

daisi - June 8, 2011

When I go to the grocery store or preferably, the farmers’ market, I tend to overbuy vegetables. Nothing wrong with that, especially when it leads to two great meatless meals in one week. I know the list looks rather long, but vegetables are pretty cheap and you can always substitute your favorites for what I used in the recipes below. What you’ll need: ginger, honey, …

Continue reading

must-have dinner: beef and snow peas

daisi - May 11, 2011

Okay I know you guys probably think that I only make Pioneer Woman recipes. Partly true. The other part of that story is that every time I make one of her recipes it turns out to be delicious. A success. A keeper recipe. Thus, I share it. So maybe it seems like I only use her as a source, but trust me, I DO branch …

Continue reading