Bright and spicy mouthwateringly-good chicken with arugula-parsley "pesto" and lemon: a surprisingly simple healthy recipe! | Tasting Everything

Spicy Citrus Chicken: an Awesome Chicken Breast Recipe!

  The countdown has begun! Every day that passes is one day closer to our trip to sunny and beautiful Puerto Vallarta! I’m probably going to pass out with excitement before this post goes out, so if this just sort of trails off near the end, try to forgive me! With the pending necessity of wearing far […]

Simple, healthy, and delicious, this recipe for vegetarian quesadillas with black beans and avocados couldn't be easier! | Tasting Everything

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadillas Recipe with a Seriously Yummy Winter Salad!

Dying for something bright and fresh, healthy and full of vitamins on this sunny winter day, I settled on a quick lunch idea of vegetarian quesadillas (gluten-free, of course) with a colorful winter salad. Avocado, black beans, queso fresco, plus greens, chilies, kumquats, red onions, and radishes with lots of lime juice in a dish that took […]

Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

Kimchi-Inspired Fermented Hot Sauce: an easy, no-cook recipe for a unique DIY gift | Tasting Everything

Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot Sauce

This is the recipe for a pretty simple no-cook hot sauce with kimchi inspired flavors that I mentioned in the last post. The idea here is to keep things easy, pulsing together big flavors and then letting them sit and ferment for 12 days or so to really create something exciting to eat. Print Yum Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot […]

The Last Pepper Harvest of the Summer

Hot Sauce: or, My Favorite Magical Elf

Hot Sauce: How to Identify a Truly Awesome Human I have a serious thing for hot sauces.  It’s sort of a hot, burning, passionate, stomach-turning, skin-flushing, I-can’t-live-without-you, I-need-to-put-you-in-my-face sort of affair.  Generally, I buy the stuff three or four bottles at a time. I can’t get enough of it and I could never picture trying to […]