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Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce

Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce

So apparently mahi mahi is the “poor man’s” lobster…at least that’s what my dad says every time I order off a menu or make it at home. I think someone at a restaurant in Hawaii said that line to him 20 or 30 years ago, and since Hawaii is a haven for seafood, he took...
Garlic Mango Basil Shrimp

Garlic Mango Basil Shrimp

  Screw this nonstop gloom and rain – I’m in the mood for foods that scream summer! Hopefully the sun will peak out in July so I can start eating meals outside again. Especially overlooking the ocean or bay….with a drink in hand….aaaand lots of delicious delicious seafood. In fact, this recipe would be perfect...
How To Grow Basil

How To Grow Basil

Basil is one of my favorite flavors. It’s sweet, peppery, bold, and nothing else is quite like it. It’s one of the most popular home grown herbs due to its ability to be added to either sweet or savory comfort foods and because it’s SO simple to grow. Although I’ve grown it for years, this...
Strawberry Basil Jam

Strawberry Basil Jam

Okay, so I really like strawberries and basil together. The flavor combo makes you feel like you’re eating something exotic, but familiar. Regular strawberry jam is a dime-a-dozen, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit by tossing in some fresh basil and slightly nutty black sesame seeds. With this recipe you get a...
Basil and Strawberry Milkshake

Basil and Strawberry Milkshake

We always have strawberries and basil at my house. Usually I use basil for savory dishes, but every now and then I like to toss it into something sweet to surprise my parents. The basil brightens the flavor of the strawberries, while adding that little touch of something-something people don’t expect in a milkshake. Consider...
White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

No, this isn’t an April Fools joke, I am actually posting a recipe today. Who knew I had it in me haha. I know I constantly claim that I’ll become a better blogger and post this or that, but hey, I’m human and do the best I can with the limited free time that I...
Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

I’m known as a vegetable pusher within my family. With every meal I bluntly ask if they’ve had any veggies. If the answer is no, I give a not-so-subtle disapproving glance in their direction that sometimes creates an argument. Is it the most effective way to endorce nutrition? Proooobably not. But what can I say;...
Caprese Pops

Caprese Pops

It’s summerrrr tiiiime and the livin’ is easssy. That’s right folks, it’s officially summer! The sunshine washes away my rainy blues and I can finally get some color (this blogger has been one pale, sickly looking man up until now). Forget spring, as soon as summer comes around, so many delicious fresh flavors and produce hit...
10 Foods to Cure Bad Breath

10 Foods to Cure Bad Breath

I used to have a coworker that I would HATE talking to because his breath reeked so badly. Don’t get me wrong, the dude was incredibly nice, he just stank. Whenever he stopped by my desk to chat, I would literally feel  nauseous from his breath. Yup. It was that bad. Like a wave of...
Eggplant Burgers

Eggplant Burgers

My mind is always racing with recipe ideas, especially new ways to use up leftovers. It’s just something that I love to do. Some people like crack, while I prefer to play around with ingredients. Tomato, to-mah-to. Haha! Anyway… These burgers are made from my eggplant dip recipe. That’s right: burgers that start off as...
Herb Focaccia with Tomatoes

Herb Focaccia with Tomatoes

Bread makes me lose all self control…no way around it. It’s always been a vice of mine that can’t be satisfied until I gorge on a freshly baked loaf (and might I add, it’s a vice I indulge as frequently as I can!). What can I say? I just love the crisp exterior and pillowy...
Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

These taste exactly like they smell – a glorious aroma of Mediterranean rustic-ness. In the oven, the smell of the melty juicy tomato mixed with all those Mediterranean flavors really blossom and get all toasty. You have garlic and onion and olives and capers and lavender and thyme and rosemary and basil. You seriously will...