February 2011

FoodieCurious

A curious journey in the kitchen…

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Pesto & Kielbasa Pasta in a Flash

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This is a dish I can usually throw together at the last minute… the only super fresh ingredient you need is red bell pepper, so I can keep most everything on hand just in case I need to make a quick, easy & homey dinner. You will need: Half a box of whole grain rotelli […]

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Salsa Verde Enchilada Sauce

I’ve made this a few times before, but it was always missing a little something, so I’ve experimented a bit more and I think it turned out perfectly this time! It will take at least and hour or more, so plan accordingly, but with this big of a batch you can make at least two […]

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Why FoodieCurious

Why the name FoodieCurious? An Epicure a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink) Foodie is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. And I think you know what curious means… Combine all of these and I think you know where I’m headed with my […]

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Garlic Refried Black Beans

We actually eat these for breakfast a lot, but they are also the perfect side dish to your next Mexican food night. Ingredients: 3 cloves of garlic 1 can of whole black beans olive oil salt & pepper optional: lime  and crushed red pepper Directions Chop the garlic and saute it in a tablespoon or […]

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Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks are a great backup for steak night… if you have these in the freezer you will always have a good dinner ready to go!  You can usually find a great coupon online and get them for a lot less than listed, but here’s a link to what you might find. [ReviewAZON asin=”B0017128P6″ display=”fullpost”]

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Get your Rub on

You’ve picked up the steaks for a fancy dinner, but you want it to be perfect… steak is great, but add a little flavor by creating your own dry spice rub. I made this today and it was DELICIOUS… Ingredients for your steak rub* (this worked today for about 6 very small steaks) 1 tbs […]

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Do the FoodieMash

Although I’m not an Avocado fan, this is a great tool for a lot of things.  My Mojo-de-Ajo is a smash because of this, and my Garlic Refried Black Beans wouldn’t be the same without it..  This little handheld tool is great for smashing smaller foods and cleans easily and quickly! [ReviewAZON asin=”B0000VLGJ8″ display=”fullpost”]

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Mojo de Ajo

Mojo de Ajo is so good… I first saw it on Rick Bayless’ show on PBS, but I’ve adapted it a bit. I always have some in the fridge to add that little something to even the most simple of meals. Give it a try and you’ll always want some around… Ingredients: 6 heads of […]

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Dinner at Alchemy

We had a great dinner at Alchemy tonight.  It’s a modern tapas restaurant in the South Park area of San Diego.  4 tapas, 2 drinks each and a delicious desert later and I’m as satisfied as can be for a dinner out. We started with the lamb kabobs… delicious with a thin tzaski sauce and […]

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