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Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

daisi - July 31, 2014
zucchini noodles blog

I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while now. My mom got me a julienne peeler for my birthday so I figured I’d better give it a try. I didn’t have zucchini, but I had yellow summer squash courtesy of my baby brother so I used that instead. The peeler wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to use, but it wasn’t …

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my september/october menu

daisi - January 4, 2014
september october

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. Sam’s team chose his chili as the representative for the …

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my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
july august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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roasted veggie tacos

daisi - June 18, 2013
roasted veggie tacos

I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living and immediately thought it sounded amazing. Roasted vegetables on a taco, why had I never thought of this before? It’s simple enough: roast veggies, slap them on a tortilla. Her recipe was for portobello and zucchini tacos and don’t they look amazing? I didn’t just stop at zucchini and portobellos though. I used all of the in-season …

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my february menu

daisi - March 1, 2013
february

Here’s what we made during February – some oldies but goodies! browned butter risotto | risotto? good. browned butter? good. browned butter risotto? GREAT! brined pork chops with spaghetti squash | these pork chops were to die for, I loved the sweet/savory flavor that the brine gives. My spaghetti squash technique needs some work though… I baked it for double the time listed in the recipe …

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menu recap [weeks 27 & 28]

daisi - July 21, 2012
chipotle shrimp

[Week 27]  Also known as my birthday week o’ celebration was pretty uneventful on the cooking front, as in there was NO cooking at all. Lots of eating though… a happy hour at Doc’s on Friday. They have the BEST cocktails and appetizers. I recommend the andouille sausage spinach dip, and of course oysters on the half shell. [clockwise: gin & jam, linds-me-tree, drinks on fire, …

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menu recap [week 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
Cucumber & Green Chili Topping

Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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Meatless Monday: Roasted Veggies

daisi - October 10, 2011
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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, …

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