Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Take Two Tuesday: Soba Noodle Salad + Seared Ahi Tuna

My original Soba Noodle Salad post was a hit and I thought it'd be perfect to remake it as a Take Two Tuesday treat. If you haven't tried soba noodles before, I encourage you to give it a taste because it is absolutely delicious (+ buckwheat is pretty good for you). You get a sense of eating pasta, but with some Asian flavors and you (or at least I) don't feel as guilty eating it. I added in some fresh seared Ahi Tuna because...well because you can't go wrong with adding seared Ahi Tuna to any savory dish (just think that statement is true, okay?). Make this at your next dinner party to impress your guests or meal prep it for your lunch during the week...it's a perfect dish to make ahead and preferred to be served cold!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Skinny Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad but I don't love the calories that accompany it. I usually try to avoid dousing anything with mayonnaise. So, I present you a healthy chicken salad option. And in my opinion, I think this tastes way better. Using Greek yogurt, avocado and lemon makes a perfect creamy alternative and gives the chicken salad a very fresh taste. Perfect for lunch for kids and adults and simple to make when using a store bought rotisserie chicken!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Miso & Grapefruit Salmon

Can you guess what the theme is for this week? Yep...miso. I'm a firm believer in using whatever you have in your fridge in as many ways as possible. Miso isn't really a "staple" in my fridge, so when I have it, I go all out. It also helps that it's delicious. Miso Salmon is my favorite kind of salmon. It pairs with the fish perfectly and fill its up with flavor without overpowering it. For an easy, healthy dish, I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try and explore something that may be out of the ordinary! PS - eating the salmon with the green beans makes a perfect meal!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Miso & Greek Yogurt Green Beans

I've been thinking about this recipe a lot. I was at a Chinese restaurant a few weeks ago and we ordered the Szechuan green bean dish and I was thinking how I could twist this up. Miso has also been on my mind (thoughts of a food blogger), so I thought that miso green beans would be a no-brainer. Add in a little nonfat Greek yogurt and voila - you have yourself a delicious side dish that's lean on calories. These green beans are addictive - serve with your favorite fish or chicken and your weekday night just got a lot better.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ahi Tuna Poke

I know Hawaii is home of poke, but I have to say that Newport Beach is a close second. There's a spot called Bear Flag Fish Company that has made me fallen in love with poke. Seriously though, I constantly crave the stuff. I'm pretty sure I've had poke for the past six consecutive days and may be close to mercury poisoning. Anyways - since I moved to San Francisco and away from Bear Flag, I decided to make my own. Not to toot my own horn, but it's pretty delicious. It's a lot different than any other poke I've ever had - the soy sauce gives it a sort of "earthy" taste yet still let's you enjoy the ahi tuna. Next time you want to be adventurous and make a non-cook delicacy - make sure to try this recipe out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice isn't a new concept. I've seen it all over Pinterest and I had to check it out. After reviewing countless recipes, I decided to just swing it and make my own because (1) I didn't have teriyaki sauce laying around the house and (2) I'm obsessed with fried rice and know what I like and don't like in it. It. Is. Amazing. This recipe makes a lot. It can feed as many as eight or last you multiple days for breakfast, lunch and dinner (aka what I did). Something that I think is key for this recipe to really be as elevated as it is is the chicken boullian powder (this means that you need to not skip this step). Anyways - I urge you to make this as soon as possible because it's too delicious not to try!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Puff Pastry Bacon Twists

Soooo you can't really go wrong with puff pastry. And you can't go wrong at all with bacon. When you put it together with a little bit of cheddar cheese, it's pretty much an explosion in your mouth. What I love even more about these are that it has "twist" in the name - soo pretty much meant for W.A.L.T. Anyways, these bacon twists are delicious and the perfect appetizer for any dinner party!


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