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March 21, 2017 | By: Alex
Tuna Poke, or Hawaiian raw-tuna salad, is all the rave right now. You’ve probably either been to or heard of a Poke Bar or restaurant popping up somewhere near you. In fact, in Dallas a few just popped up, which I am super excited to try by the way!!
In Hawaii, this is a classic dish you can find everywhere! Restaurants, family gatherings, and even delis–you name it, poke is there most likely. It’s super simple to make (think of it as tossing a salad) and the only trick is finding really good quality sushi grade tuna. Try your local fish market, or in the fish freezer section of Whole Foods and Central Market they have frozen sushi grade tuna. I always buy mine from Central Market, I’ve found it to be the best quality.
I’ve already decided that this is going to be my summer poolside lunch or dinner go-to. It’s so fresh when dining in the Texas Heat and super light, and it certainly doesn’t skimp of flavor! Oh, man is it good!!
AND, one more thing– you pronounce it “po-kay”, expert foodies are weird about when you mispronounce it but HEY, I am from Texas, we mispronounce everything…
March 20, 2017 | By: Alex
Rain or shine, its always time for a bowl of soup in my book. My husband hates when I make soup and its not raining (even if he thinks the soup is delicious), he just finds it odd that one would want soup on a hot day? I say soup it up!
I am a huge fan of potato-leek soup and this is a variation of it with a ton of broccoli in it for more flavor and more greens! It’s dairy free and still super creamy, thanks to the addition of the potatoes and the coconut milk.
Next time your stuffed from the weekend and want a nice and clean meatless Monday, give this soup a try. It’s light, yet filling and very yummy! Enjoy!
March 14, 2017 | By: Alex
Can we talk about how much I love Vietnamese food pho a minute? (hehe)
But seriously, I love how vietnamese food has so many different flavors and herbs that make your taste buds sing. Also, most of it *can* be super cheap to make because really, its all in the fresh ingredients you toss on the top. Its just delicious.
One of my favorite comfort foods is Pho. Pho is a vietnamese soup consisting of a delicious broth, rice noodles, some meat and topped off with fresh herbs. One of my most favorite bowls of Pho is at Elizabeth St. Cafe in Austin, Texas. I just love that restaurant and their lemongrass chicken pho is TDF.
I really wanted to turn my favorite bowl of pho into a Whole30 compliant version. I’ve seen a few paleo bloggers use spiralized daikon in place as noodles and so I decided to use that instead of zoodles (zucchini noodles). It is a great noodle replacement and the pho turned out fantastic! If you can’t find daikon, feel free to use whatever spiralized veggie you want. Pretty sure they’ll all be good in it!
March 12, 2017 | By: Alex
Need an easy and elegant weeknight at home date night meal? Well, here is a great dish for you. Flakey white halibut wrapped in thin, crispy layer of proscuitto that you just toss in the oven to roast–easy and so good. Then, top it all off with a super easy and tasty lemon-caper-dill sauce…it’s just perfect.
The sauce could be served over ANY fish– I drizzle it over pan seared sole or oven roasted salmon all the time!
I served mine alongside some buttery mache greens and roasted brussels sprouts, but it goes great with anything!! Enjoy!
March 5, 2017 | By: Alex
Thai food is just the best. Its spicy (#1 in my book) and it uses so many fresh herbs that make your taste buds freak out in the most wonderful way. I just cannot get enough of it!
Larb Gai is one of my husband and my all time favorite dishes. It’s quick to make and has so many delicious flavors. Plus, it’s super healthy!
I like to make my Larb with ground pork, but you can also use ground turkey, chicken, or beef if you’d prefer. With the delicious umami flavor from the fish sauce and lime, the heat from the thai chiles, and the freshness from all of the herbs… it really doesn’t matter which meat you choose because it’s all good.