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This is my third Melissa’s Produce Challenge with the San Diego Food Bloggers! It should be my fourth but there was that whole giving birth thing that kind of got in the way of creating and posting a recipe from a mystery box of ingredients “Chopped”- style. I love these challenges. They force me to get my creative juices flowing and when the box arrives, the ingredients stare me down and dare me to use them in unconventional ways.
This post was sponsored by OXO.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Last year I did a whole month of Thanksgiving recipes. This year, I’m covering the center of the feast – the TURKEY! There is a lot of controversy that surrounds this famed American tradition of turkey roasting. Stuff it? Baste it? Cook on a rack? In a bag? Roast all day at a low temperature or in high heat to sear in the juices? Then there’s wet brining, dry brining, oil or butter, the list goes on.
This post was sponsored by Starbucks in conjunction with Yummly.
I have a confession. I love Starbucks iced coffee drinks. Not that this is particularly a bad thing. I mean, they are pretty darn delicious. However, with a new baby in tow, it’s not so easy to just hop around the corner every time I need my fix. Now, of course there’s always the option to brew and chill my own at home, but again, it’s time consuming and requires me to plan ahead – something I’m really not so good at.
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Yay for my favorite holiday! It’s the 4th of July and I’m seriously craving ice cream. Not in an “oh let’s celebrate this holiday and have a little bit of ice cream” either. Craving it like I think about and want demand ice cream every day and sometimes 2 or [gasp] 3 times. Hey, I’m practically 10 months pregnant and it’s summer and I’m hot and I like sweet things an awful lot nowadays. Give me a break.
I like meat. I revel in Korean BBQ with piles of it marinated for me to cook tableside with crisp edges and juicy richness. I love carne asada & roast chicken and I can make a mean pork tenderloin. I also like vegetables. Lots of them and I can totally appreciate a diet filled with them. So when one of my Vegan friends comes over for a visit, I enjoy the challenge of making something that not only meets his food choices but would also satisfy the heartiest of meat-eaters.