Thanksgiving 2016

This was the first year we hosted Thanksgiving, and although it was only for one more person other than us (hi Mom!) and we didn’t need tons and tons of food…I still made tons and tons of food. The menu consisted of: Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Basic Turkey Gravy (from Serious Eats) Roasted Acorn Squash…

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

I don’t even remember what dish I originally set out to make with my brussels sprouts, but this is what I ended up with and am quite happy about it. So I actually don’t normally eat salads because I don’t like them unless they’re loaded with unhealthy things. I don’t particularly like iceberg lettuce (or rather,…

Sous Vide Strip Steak & Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

Every once in a while, I get a craving for steak. Okay that’s a lie, it’s more than once in a while. When my husband and I were in Argentina, we ate steak for lunch and dinner almost every day, and I was so very, very happy. I was less happy when I realized how…

Udon Noodle Soup

There is only one Asian supermarket near me (I miss you 99 Ranch Market!), so I go there for all of my specialty Asian food shopping. It’s been a little rainy and dreary lately (the last bit before it gets suuuper hot out), so some sort of soup sounded like a good idea before we…

Tri-Tip with Roasted Cauliflower in Almond-Herb Sauce

I had a big hunk of leftover tri-tip from a previous meal I posted about, so I decided to break it out of the freezer and cook it for dinner the other night. For the veggie, I decided on cauliflower this time because while we eat a lot of roasted broccoli as our go-to side, my…

Basil Eggplant

This one is mom’s “recipe” – you know, one of those ones where she has no idea how much of each ingredient there should be (“as much as you want”) or how long each step should take (“until it looks right”). So with general guidance and a little bit of improvisation, I think I’ve figured…

Salmon in Browned Butter Sauce with Celery Root

It’s almost Friday! And my husband comes home from his business trip tomorrow! So, before he gets home, I decided to do a half-experiment as a test: salmon (I’ve made many times before) and celery root (first time). I’d heard from a friend that chips made from celery root are good, but I decided to…

Tri-Tip with Roasted Potatoes in Herb Butter & Roasted Broccoli

Here’s my first food post! I went to Trader Joe’s the other day because I was craving the mochi ice cream that they sell and ended up picking up some other food as well, including some tri-tip. It’s not commonly found in other stores, but as a native Californian, it’s an important part of my…