Seafood stew with delicately flavored broth that you will crave

Seafood Stew

This delicate, richly flavorful soup is so worth the extra few minutes of simmering the aromatics with the broth and straining.Brad and I were both blown away by the mouthwateringly complex the flavors of this simple broth. This recipe is inspired by Bourride, a French fish stew thickened with aioli. However, I wasn’t super excited… 

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Cedar-plank salmon cooks up perfectly in the oven

Cedar Plank Salmon in the Oven

While we were up in Seattle for the Summer, Brad’s dad grilled up some salmon on a cedar plank and blew my mind. I couldn’t believe how much flavor the wood imparted to the fish and how evenly it cooked. I came home determined to recreate the experience.  The difference between me and Brad’s dad,… 

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Cheesy baked eggplant Parmesan stacks

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

I’d been toying around for a few weeks with the idea of veggie stacks. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted besides eggplant… maybe ratatouille stacks with roasted zucchini, peppers, and goat cheese or mushrooms with a roasted pepper coulis or something Greek-inspired with sumac and feta (all of which will probably still come up… 

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Sesame-crusted Ahi makes an elegant but fast and easy dinner

Sesame-Crusted Seared Ahi with Wasabi Crème Fraîche

Once a week, usually Tuesday, we have “Fish and Veggie” night – usually just a simple baked salmon with steamed or blanched vegetables on the side. It’s Brad’s favorite dinner of the week and I love it because most of our fish and veggie recipes take under 15 minutes from grocery bag to plate. Sometimes… 

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Salmon Rillettes is the greatest salmon you've ever tasted

Thomas Keller’s Potted Salmon Rillettes

I’ve delayed writing this post for weeks because I don’t know how it’s possible to explain in words how spectacular this recipe is. Brad and I are both huge Thomas Keller fans dating back to when we first tried his recipe for simple roasted chicken. A few years ago he bought me a collection of… 

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Quick and easy Asian cucumber salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

This fast and fresh salad is a snap to make and a perfect side for your favorite Asian dish. Serve it with Hoisin-Glazed Salmon, Asian-Glazed Drumsticks, or the fantastic Sesame-Crusted Ahi pictured here – I’ll share the recipe later this week. Persian cucumbers add extra crispness and don’t require peeling making this salad as easy… 

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Quick and easy citrus herb baked chicken

Simple Citrus Herb Baked Chicken

Oh baby. You’re about to blow some people away with this chicken. Never has so much flavor come out of such inexpensive ingredients with so little effort. Honestly, all you have to do is throw some marinade ingredients and chicken parts in a freezer bag the night before. Then, when you come home from work… 

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Dairy free, lightened up Vegan Queso Dip

Vegan “Queso” Dip

I’ve mentioned before that queso is very serious business in this family. I could comfortably survive on a diet of just margaritas and queso – and have, in fact. For about three days, anyway. Then it becomes a little… er… uncomfortable. But still worth it. The purist Jones queso as passed down through the years… 

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Light and Easy Chicken Milanese

Lightened Up Chicken Milanese

Sometime over the last few years I’ve fallen head over heels in love with arugula. I’m sure I hated it as a kid but now it’s one of those foods that makes my eyeballs roll back in their sockets while I make Homer Simpson noises through thick drool. Horrible visual. Sorry. This Chicken Milanese is… 

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Cheezy Pepperoni Garlic Knot Bread with Marinara

Cheesy Pepperoni Garlic Knot Pull-Apart Bread

We made this insanely decadent, buttery, cheesy garlic knot pull apart bread over the holidays so 1) the pictures aren’t quite up to standard since most of our lighting equipment was packed up and 2) the nutritional stats on these aren’t quite up to 2015, post-New Year’s resolution standard.   It’s so ridiculously tasty I had… 

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This Skinny Chicken Pad See Ew is so light and easy to make

Skinny Chicken Pad See Ew

Pad See Ew is a popular Thai dish of wide noodles cooked in a sweet, salty, smokey sauce. The most critical component is the “wok taste” – that smokiness from slightly charred noodles. Everything about it makes it a perfect candidate for a shirataki noodle swap. Since shirataki noodles don’t burn, you can let the… 

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This light, healthy salmon takes just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes

Maple Walnut Salmon

I originally posted this recipe exactly a year ago today but it’s so fantastic and we eat it so often I needed to update the pictures. See? I love salmon with a little hint of sweetness. This recipe brings that perfect, delicate touch of sweet along with a big, fat, groin-punch of Omega-3s. While the… 

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