Cherry Rum and Coke Slushy

Fresh cherries, coke, and a healthy dose of rum, frozen to slushy perfection. This is a fun cocktail with a hint of nostalgia for a hot summer day. Watch out for brain freeze! The idea for this cocktail started from the memory of cherry limeade. Its sweet-tart flavor and loads of crushed ice call out […]

Tri-Tip with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Pan-seared tri-tip with roasted poblano and Anaheim pepper salsa. This is an easy summer recipe that pairs bright, fresh flavors of the season’s produce with tender steak. Tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. The name comes from the triangular shape and tapered tip. It is also called the Santa Maria steak […]

Tahitian Style Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp marinated in lime juice and Hawaiian sea salt, mixed with shaved coconut, cantaloupe, cucumber, and coconut milk. This recipe is a sweeter, fruitier take on the traditional Tahitian dish poisson cru. Poisson cru, literally meaning raw fish, is a Tahitian dish much like Latin American ceviche. It consists of raw fish or seafood marinated […]

Yogurt Chicken with Zucchini and White Beans

Seared yogurt marinated chicken with fresh herbs, zucchini, and creamy white beans. This is a light Mediterranean-inspired dish with slightly smoky yogurt chicken served over sautéed zucchini, peppers, spinach, white beans, and a touch of parmesan. This recipe calls for cooking beans in stock with parmesan rind. Now, I usually keep a bag of leftover […]