Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seattle Restaurant Week 2013

Seattle-Restaurant-Week

Seattle Restaurant Week is here again.  If you haven’t been yet do not forget to go.  This is a opportunity for folks to take advantage of the great restaurants Seattle has to offer.

Seattle Restaurant Week is from October 13-17 & 20-124 with over 100 restaurants that will offer $28 three course dinners or $15 lunches.

This is a great time for Seattle restaurants to show what they can do for a reasonable price and get customers they would usually not get, but also this is a great time for us foodies to go to our favorite places and get a good 3-course meal for only $28.

Since there is only one day left for this amazing offer and with over 100 restaurants to choose from that is a very hard task to figure out which place you should go to.  So I am giving you my top 5 places.  On top of that I am telling you what I ordered or would order on the menu.

You can view the full list of restaurant on the Seattle Restaurant Week website but below is my top 5 list.

Don’t miss this opportunity and make the most of the last day!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Black Bean Soup with Bacon

Black Bean Soup with Bacon
It’s fall and time for soup.  I am always on the look out for good Black Bean Soups and i think i might have found another delicious hardy black bean soup. The one i made previously was this Italian Black Bean Soup.

I don’t know why but black bean soups are so hard.  They are either bland, too spicy, too runny or too thick.  It’s hard to find a perfect consistency with the perfect spicy.  One of the key things is to have good chicken stock.  I always make my own chicken stock and it makes  a big difference.

This black bean soup recipe i got from The Pajama Chef – i ended adding bacon and chicken to the soup[ and the soup was just delicious.  I am sure you can just add some sausage and it would be delicious too.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.

My secret blog this month was The Pajama Chef, which is written by Sarah, who lives in Nashville, TN.  She has a great food blog you have to check it out – The Pajama Chef

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This lemon yogurt cake is fantastic.  If you like a light lemony and so moist dessert this one is for you.  I made this for a party and the whole thing was gone within a few minutes.  I will be making this many more times.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.

My secret blog this month was Vanderbilt Wife, which is written by Jessie.  She is a stay at home mom withe 3 kids and writes a food blog.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Need a simple pick me up this summer?  How about an Espresso Martini?  This drink is just delicious, ice dessert in a glass to me.  And want to take it a step further?  How about using one of the International Delight 3 new flavors in your martini.  You can just use their regular creamer or a new flavor that tastes just like ice cream – Cold Stone Creamery™ Hot for Cookie™,  Cold Stone Creamery™ Founder’s Favorite™, or Cold Stone Creamery™ Churro Caramel. YUM!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

This Chilled Cucumber Soup is the perfect summer dish. If you like raita or tzatziki you will love this.  Now, i am already a fan of those sides, so when i saw this recipe it was a no brainier to me.

This soup is soo simpel to make, it’s refreshing, healthy and just tasty.  Perfect little summer lunch or starter to a dinner.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Swedish Shrimp Salad also called Skagenröra

Swedish Shrimp Salad

I have been wanting to share one of my favorite summer delights for awhile. This is the classic Swedish Shrimp Salad or also called the Skagenröra. It’s simple, delicious and just heavenly. You can eat it with potatoes or as most Swedes do eat it with some toast as an open faced sandwich which makes it a shrimp sandwich also called Räksmörgås!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Garlic and Herb Dip

Garlic and Herb Dip

I am not a big chips person however when i do get chips i by Kettle Brand Potato Chips.  For many reasons one of the big ones is that it remind me of the kind of chips i grew up with in Sweden.  They looked exactly like this.  My favorite Kettle Brand Potato Chip flavor is Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper and again that has been the case every since i was a kid.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake

No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake

If you have not tried the Biscoff Spread yet, run to the store and buy a jar. Run! You are going to love this No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake!

What is Biscoff? The Biscoff cookie is a Belgian “cinnamon” cookie that was first introduced in the US on Delta flights, i used to love them.  Today you can find Biscoff as a spread, is comes in creamy and crunchy options.  Imagine those delicious cookies into a delicious creamy spread.  My favorite is the creamy.  Just like peanut butter I prefer the creamy.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito

Cucumber and Watermelon Mojito

Summer is my favorite time of the year. We basically move our kitchen outside and just use the grill, there is just something about grilling and eating outside that makes the food taste so much better.

But while you are outside you need something to keep you cool, or your guest cool. This is why today I am sharing with you this amazing Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito. It’s easy, refreshing and just delicious. I think it might just be my new favorite summer drink!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Greek Hummus

Greek Hummus

I hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend.  I love this time of the year, the warm weather, and lots of eating outside.  Summer is my favorite time of the year.   We use the grill almost 99% of the time during the summer, and one of my favorite summer dishes are kebabs.  They are simple and quick and delicious.  I love to have chicken kebabs, with pita and some home made hummus.   am a huge hummus fan.  I use it as a spreadable on my sandwiches instead of butter.  I also eat it just as a dip with crackers or vegetables.  But my favorite way is chicken and pita.  Hummus is so easy to make at home instead of store brought that is using pesticides or other none healthy ingredients.  It takes less than 10 minutes to put together.

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