Posts tagged ‘orange’

February 27th, 2014

Spiced Cilantro Crusted Salmon {with Orange, Pecan & Pepper Barley Salad}

by Chrissy

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It’s raining! It’s pouring (well, not so much pouring…but for pete’s sake the sky is doing something other than emitting sunshine)! Now our farmers and pocketbooks can be a little more relieved that the price and quality of produce can be a little less inhibited by So Cal’s droughty weather.

Also, it gives us a good excuse to slow down, relax indoors and hopefully cook some tasty grub. Let’s be honest, we’re hanging out at home in our baggy … Read more...

December 10th, 2013

Green Beans with Almond Brown-Butter & Mandarins

by Lauren

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This weekend our refrigerator was nearly as empty as it was when we moved in. The only non-condiment item left in there was a pound of green beans which inspired this tasty side dish. After leaving the Trader Joe’s with a surplus of Satsuma mandarins I decided to combine the two.

Now, I never cook with butter. It’s not really intentional, it’s just that olive oil is the go to since it sits on the counter near the stove. These … Read more...

May 27th, 2013

Creamy Orange & Vanilla Bean Cocktail {The Creamsicle}

by Lauren

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I bet you need a cocktail. Perhaps in celebration of the short week, or perhaps because it’s only Tuesday. You choose.

How about your favorite popsicle made into a cocktail? After a long weekend in the sun, we thought this creamy, fruity, vanilla drink was perfection.

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I personally loved that we made it in our newly acquired mason jar with a handle. Which is now also my own personal cocktail shaker.

Chrissy and I surprised ourselves with the unbelievable resemblance … Read more...

May 16th, 2013

Jicama & Orange Guacamole

by Lauren

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Got Chips? Make some orange guacamole!

Yes, orange guac, my friends. Orange is the new lime.

This still contains all the delicious guacamole staples like red onion, cilantro, and garlic but with a little twist.

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Now, I’ve never bought a jicama before which means I’ve never peeled a jicama before. They look pretty intimidating but I went for it.

The crunch from the jicama and the juice from the sweet orange was such a fresh combination of flavors.

It’s going … Read more...

April 29th, 2013

Orange Ginger Cauliflower {with Carrot Ribbons}

by Chrissy

Cauliflower is making a comeback. It’s becoming a hip veggie to cook up, I promise.

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In the LYK, we’ve made “rice” with it, mashed it up with goat cheese to sub as a suitable mashed potatoes replacement, and roasted it with a savory lemon-tahini topping.

Point and case, you can get really creative with this mild-flavored vegetable.

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Since we have been loaded down with oranges, and had two heads of cauliflower in the fridge, it was time to try … Read more...