When I was a teenager, I loved seafood. But then, in my freshman year of college, I stopped eating all meat and became a vegetarian for over ten years. When I started eating meat again (at the insistence of my doctor), I hated seafood. I couldn’t handle the fishy taste, and everything had a fishy taste to me. Fast forward ten more years, to the weeks and months following my bariatric surgery. I discovered that seafood, specifically shrimp and scallops and crab, have insanely high levels of protein with very few calories. That was all I needed to know to … Read more
Over the weekend, I was going over some old posts to get the rotten Ã‚s and other weird characters out of them (notice a post with them still in? Send me an email so I can find them and get them out.). I don’t know where these characters came from, but they’re in a lot of my old posts. So anyway, I was going through the more popular posts and stumbled upon one called “Stuff My 3-Year-Old Says.” As I read the post, I was reminded of some hilarious things Allie said when she was smaller. With tears streaming down … Read more
Our asparagus is starting to emerge from the ground!
Asparagus is labor-intensive to get started, but once it’s established, it is low maintenance and prolific. If you have a nice, sunny spot in your yard (and you adore asparagus like I do), you should look into growing it.
As with most foods, fresh asparagus from your own garden is worlds different from what you buy in the store from half a world away.roasted asparagus
I love to roast asparagus and use it in this gorgeous salad.
Spring is asparagus season. The asparagus patch that I helped my dad to plant is just beginning to produce the tasty spears, and they are starting to show up in farmer’s markets in my area. I love to roast asparagus and use it in this gorgeous salad. Print Recipe Asparagus Mimosa Salad Servings Ingredients 1 lb asparagus woody ends trimmed off2 large egg hard-boiled2 cups couscous optional2 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp white wine vinegar2 tbsp olive oil2 tsp Dijon mustard1 tsp sugar1 garlic clove pressed1/4 tsp salt Servings Ingredients 1 lb asparagus woody ends trimmed off2 large egg hard-boiled2 … Read more