Vindaloo-se Yourself in the Moment

This dish is far from mom’s spaghetti and it proves to be incredibly satisfying. A bed of roasted spaghetti squash is blanketed by rich vindaloo curry sauce that is peppered by… peppers (go figure) and fresh Florida shrimp. The crowd eating this – whether two people or twelve – will go so loud when they…

Roux the Day

Much in the vein of the cliché that prompts us to turn lemons into lemonade, I say that when a day feels ruined, just make roux. But don’t stop there! The process is much simpler than a word with a silent ‘x’ would indicate. Plus, once this process is mastered it opens the door to…

Tunatural Use of Dressing

Neglected bottles and jars of various levels of fullness lurk in the crevices, studding the door of the fridge and hiding behind leftovers. Store-bought salad dressing. When it comes to salad, I generally take an oil and vinegar approach; however, the fridge at Blue House always houses ranch, along with random salad dressings that made…

Rainbow on a Platter

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Standard sweet potato fries get a violet twist with the addition of a Japanese sweet potato. The mauve exterior and pale buttery flesh pair up beautifully with the rust orange of the traditional sweet potato we see so frequently in the south. The nuances in flavor and texture make this combination of warm…

Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Wednesday night is date night. Here I stray from baking to showcase the delightful grill skills of my permanent roommate (a term of endearment I have pilfered from another married comrade). To me, grilling is a form of enticing sorcery  that I leave up to the warlock of the household. He works his magic perfectly…