Life, like food, is better when shared! GNG is adventurous in the kitchen, and in life, and is collecting golden nuggets wherever she goes to share with you. If you are hungry for life, or simply hungry, stop by her kitchen and see what’s cooking. Take a golden nugget and pass it on.
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Wild Alaskan Red Salmon Chowder
Yesterday was cold, wet, and wicked windy. I was totally in the mood for a hot bowl of chowda. The last thing I wanted to do was hop in the car and head to Safeway, but luckily I happened to have a couple cans of Bumble Bee Wild Alaska Red Salmon in my pantry. I found this salmon chowder recipe at allrecipes, and let me say, it's a keeper. The addition of chicken broth, creamed corn, and cheddar cheese took this chowder to another level of richness. I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo of the chowder in my LeCreuset Dutch Oven yesterday because today there wasn't enough left to get a decent shot. Oh well, next time :)
FYI: The recipe called for canned condensed milk but I used fresh milk instead. I also used 1/4 pound of shredded cheddar cheese, half of what the recipe called for. For me, it was the perfect amount to add flavor to the chowder but not make it overly cheesey.
After my dad retired from over 40 years of paper mill management, he did a short stint working at Moe's Southwest Grill before he and my mom moved down here to Maryland. After working a shift, he would often bring home Moe's famous queso and heat up their fresh tortilla chips in the microwave. I started craving Moe's queso, this unique white cheese dip packed an addicting heat that I had never had at any other Mexican restaurant. I started searching the web looking for the best copycat recipe and found the closest replica at Seeded at the Table. I think it's right on the money!
Bobby Flay's Lemon Rosemary Marinated Grilled Halibut recipe came highly recommended from my soccer friend Little Lisa. She has very good taste in EVERYTHING so I knew I had to try it after she raved one night before stepping out on the field. Easy to make and bursting with flavor, this fresh fish dish is a keeper!
Whole Foods opened up across the street from our neighborhood. Like, literally, across the street. It has been a long time coming and highly anticipated, so when they finally opened their doors, I went THREE times on the first day! The ever-changing salad bar is our bank account's downfall. Every day at noon it keeps calling my name, taunting me with quick, easy, and healthy options for lunch when I'm hangry.
I always get a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a bigger receipt than I had hoped for. So, I decided that I would start making batches of these sides in my own kitchen so that I could enjoy them all week long without the guilt. You can purchase the Whole Foods Market Cookbook on Amazon!
First up, one of my absolute favorites, the Indian inspired Cracklin' Cauliflower! It's so good that I recommend making at least a double batch!