Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup

It’s the beginning of fall and the weather has multiple personality disorder here in North Carolina. One day it’s in the mid 80’s, the next not much over 60, sunny, raining, windy, dry, humid…make up your mind already! And now the rain won’t stop, going strong for the past four days with no end in sight. Sound like a recipe for a cold? Well yes it is. And guess who got one. You know, the scratch that starts in the back of your throat and slowly moves down into your chest? Now it’s just hanging there like this nasty weather. They have to be friends. Well I decided there was only one thing that could make me feel better about … Read more…

Can’t find galangal root? I couldn’t either!

But I did find these… And if you’re from my neck of the woods, I’m sure you’re wondering where. I’ll be honest. I dream of a day when I can take one trip to one grocery store and find everything I need for every recipe I find. I know it will never happen, but it’s nice to dream isn’t it? There’s nothing worse than running all over town to every store you can think of that might have what you’re looking for, and then still not be able to find it! If there’s one thing I despise more than anything in life, it is wasting precious time…well, unless it’s time that I choose to waste. My mom has been talking … Read more…

Saffron Cauliflower Rice

A good friend suggested cauliflower rice a while back. I’m always excited for a new alternative to grain, but always a little wary on how these alternatives end up stacking up to the real deal. Either way, I figure anything is worth a try. From what I’ve read, there is pretty much only one way to prepare cauliflower to create rice and I’m here to share. First, it’s obvious why they named it cauli”flower”. Start by pulling back the leaves to expose the cauliflower head. Then cut off the leaves and any bad spots you might see on the cauliflower. Remove the stem. Now cut the cauliflower florets away from the stalk. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor … Read more…

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