Monday, June 14, 2010

Farmers' Market Potato Salad

I love potato salad but I needed something other than the mayo-based standard recipe.  This recipe uses a mustard base and BAM! a shot of Tabasco.   haha.  I am guilty of adding a little too much Tabasco, o well!   I also left out the corn simply because I didn't have any available.  Farmers' Market Potato Salad.

Butternut Squash and Orecchiette

Butternut squash, what a funny looking vegetable... haha.  This was my first time cooking with a butternut squash and it wasn't so bad!  It just took me a while to peel off the outer layer.  Next time I think I'll tackle the spaghetti squash and see where it takes me. 
 Well I had some leftover orecchiette from last's weeks post so the ingredients were easy to gather.  The recipe is courtesy of Whole Foods, mine and Dave's food sanctuary.   I used some arugula instead of celery leaves but other than that everything was very simple. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa

Tonight I made grilled halibut with peach and pepper salsa.  Not to brag but the dish turned out perfectly!  The peach in the salsa was sweet and a great compliment to the lemon and garlic marinade for the fish.
I will definitely recycle this salsa recipe for many years to come... I'm imagining it on grilled chicken, tortilla chips, or even in a pita with hummus. The possibilities are endless!
I got fresh halibut from Whole Foods and highly recommend it.  Then, to make it a meal, I prepared some quinoa for a side.  This recipe was also from my CookingLight magazine, I got 2 free issues but I just might subscribe for the year!  The magazine is good at incorporating the same ingredients into multiple recipes, so than a couple main ingredients are useful to multiple recipes.