Archive - July, 2012

Moroccan Tagine with Saffron Couscous

Moroccan Tagine with Saffron Couscous // wishfulchef.comI haven’t posted in over a week, and the reason is this very recipe. We’ve been testing this delicious Moroccan Tagine for our recipe kit venture GrubKit.com over the past week or so. I’m excited to share this dish with all of you!
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Grilled Peach Cocktail

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.comWine has been my drink of choice for a long time, then with our move to NYC came beer and we couldn’t keep our hands off the many exciting and delicious craft brews available these days. Until recently that is… Our latest habit is mixing cocktails using fresh herbs and fruit. I love playing with different ingredients and coming up with new concoctions or recreate some of the many classic cocktails.

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Lemon and Basil Potato Salad

Lemon and Basil Potato Salad // wishfulchef.comSummer…the time of picnics, barbecues, corn on the cob and potato salad. I love a good potato salad and one of my favorite recipes is a simple mix of homemade mayonnaise, celery and herbs. To cut down on the fat and make it healthier, I left out the mayonnaise in this recipe and added fresh lemon juice and basil.
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Orange, Fennel and Onion Salad

Orange, Fennel and Onion Salad // wishfulchef.comI’m a big fan of adding fruit to my salads, especially oranges. I just love the vibrant color and flavor they bring. This particular salad is the perfect blend of Mediterranean flavors, with sliced oranges, fennel, onion and olives.
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Simple No-Cook Steel-Cut Oats

Simple No Cook Steel Cut Oats // wishfulchef.comSteel-cut oatmeal is one of our staple breakfasts. I’m so used to the chewy and hearty texture that I have a hard time eating classic rolled oats these days. And steel-cut oats are even more nutrient-packed than regular oats. The big problem, however, is that cooking steel-cut oats is too time consuming for many people. So a great no fuss alternative is to soak the oats overnight, no cooking involved. This method is so simple, you can have different variations of steel-cut oats every week!
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Summer Sangria with Orange Curacao

Summer Sangria with Orange Curacao // wishfulchef.comI absolutely love a cold glass of sangria during the summer. Last year I posted a traditional Spanish sangria recipe and this time I wanted to change it up a bit. I used dark rum instead of white and added in some orange curacao giving it a bolder citrus flavor. Sangria is perfect to have at an al fresco dinner with friends. And remember when serving, make sure to put ice in your glasses first and not into your pitcher.

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