Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

King Salmon with Peas and Mint \ PasstheSushi.com

Can you smell that? On your ride home with the car window cracked, it’s there the far off smell of grills firing up. On your walk around the block, the aroma of freshly lit charcoal is calling out to you. Winter has finally started to subside and with as long as this one has been, there is going to be no time wasted digging out the grills. With temps approaching hot this weekend, and a little sun burn staining my shoulders, I cleaned the grill grates on my smoker, charcoal grill, and gas grill and got to grilling. It was […]

Salmon in a Saffron Cream Sauce for Pass the Cook Book Club

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It’s Pass the Cook Book Club time! With Mardi Gras right around the corner, I picked recipes from Cooking Up a Storm, an amazing cook book that with help from local paper, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, gathered and collected cherished recipes lost when Hurricane Katrina struck. This book is priceless in my opinion for that alone. There is something about those tidbits of paper, scratched and stained recipes and notes handed down that matter more than stuff. There is comfort to be had in food, around the table, with good company. Every recipe begins with a short intro about where it […]

A food bloggers guide to a stress free dinner party on the fly

A food bloggers guide to a stress free dinner party from PasstheSushi.com

Let’s face it, food bloggers can be a bit pretentious about food. We love to cook, we want to showcase out mad skills, and most of all, we want to share it with out loyal readers on our blogs the next day. But, here’s the thing. My ‘real’ friends could care less about any of that and making them wait so I can take pictures for my blog is kind of the most self centered thing a host could do. So when I throw a dinner party, I test new recipes, but I make it a point to not get […]

Salmon Cakes with Slow Cooker Parmesan Risotto

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Bet you’re thinking, “She’s a food blogger, course she’s planning some stellar sort of knock your socks off and right into bed Valentine’s Day meal.” Well… Let me disappoint you. I’ve got nothing. No fancy chocolaty molten dessert, no candlelit dinner, no Etta James to set the mood. I don’t even know what I’m making yet and there is nothing thawing in my freezer. To be perfectly honest, I’m thinking of a great little pizza place that may just fit the bill. Beer, pizza, and later that night some Archer to really set the mood. Hopefully, you are all far more prepared then myself and have […]

Crab Bisque & a Muir Glen Giveaway

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Yankee Candle puts crack in their products. That is the only logical explanation. The thing is, I haven’t purchased a Yankee Candle in forever. I moved on and went with the less expensive and more convenient Bath and Body Works candles and home scent thingies. I had weened myself off of their big fancy candles. But the other day I got one of those buy one get one free coupons and the perceived value lured me back in. (Still, $30 a candle = crazy. Right?) Before I knew it I was walking around the house huffing ‘Autumn Leaves’, literally huffing, and back to my old ways […]

Tilapia with Black Bean and Avocado Relish

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It’s all about moderation. At least I think so. At which point I should take the time to mention that I am not a nutritionist. A friend of mine is taking great steps in to  getting himself back into shape and is trying to work on his diet. He got caught in the routine of working long hours and the convince of pre-made, pre-packaged foods fit into his schedule just fine. But that lifestyle can catch up with you and he has decided to stand up and make a change. I really admire his choice to change, but I acknowledge that it’s a hard fight. […]

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Asian Slaw

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It’s been almost a year since we purchased our mountain bikes and headed out for the trails. A year ago, every time Handsome wanted to ride, I would whine to myself internally and barely pull myself along the trails. I was exhausted. I felt horrible. I wanted to quit. Saturday evening the weather was bordering on beautiful or packed with the thick hot summertime thunderstorms and Handsome a bad day at work. Seeing the clouds moving passed us, I loaded my bike into the truck and headed out for a ride all by myself. Looking up half way through the trail and […]

Asian Salmon Sliders

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As you can tell, I am prepped and ready to do a whole lot of nothing on Easter Sunday. It actually sneaked up on me without me even realizing the big family get together was this weekend. Normally, I love savoring the idea’s of which foods we will be enjoying and dividing up the dishes. This year we had plans to put a new garden in on Sunday… until I realized we already had plans. Last year we celebrated with a week of Easter candy packed awesomeness but as far as this year goes, thank goodness I remembered to post that carrot […]

Smørrebrød {Open Face Fish Sandwich} a Secret Recipe

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It’s time for another round of Secret Recipe Club, and this time I am kind of letting loose. It has been a few months since you have seen a Secret Recipe Club post on here, mainly because I realized December was a busy month and with all of my personal plans, plus things I wanted to have on my blog, there wasn’t enough time to devote to another persons blog to make a good SRC post. And that’s what I want to talk about today. Good SRC posts. Secret Recipe Club is a really neat idea for food bloggers, an opportunity to […]

Lemon and Parsley Baked Fish

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Every now and then Handsome and I get dressed up and go out for a few drinks and nice meal. I’m sure we’re not the only people who like a little time away from reality to just pretend that we can be on a date and not worry about the stress of life. We don’t go out to places that cost hundreds of dollars, that would just be crazy, but we do go to a few restaurants that my father would have made me dress well for as a little girl. Sad thing is, people don’t ‘dress’ anymore. I look […]

Lobster Rolls

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I’m selfish. Handsome is in school again for a few nights a week along with some online classes as well. Between work and day to day life, it’s a heavy load. I love that he is in school and am so happy to see him doing well. Secretly, I even love Monday night alone as my night to catch up on blogging things (try to read other blogs, watch horrid TV, blast the speakers and just unwind all by myself). But I wait on the steps when it’s time for him to come home, long after the sun has set […]

Bringing back the Filet-O-Fish, Fried fish and Rosemary Potatoes

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If you hadn’t noticed by the filet-o-fish being back on the menu at every local chain, it’s Lent. Now, I’m not Catholic (so not Catholic that my Catholic grandmother threw ‘holy water’ at my infant self calling my a ‘Pegan baby’. That’s right, I’ve been trouble since before I could talk. Whether that story is true or false I’ll never know, but my father was not Catholic and my mother from a very strict Catholic family so I can see it causing some problems). Even though I’m not Catholic, I know a lot of people use the season of Lent […]

Blackened Tilapia

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Lets talk about drifting drivers today. I am a young female driver. My car has ‘go faster stripes’ so I do. However, I don’t chatter on the cell phone and only answer texts at long red lights. I don’t weave dangerously between cars just to get to the next red light faster or throw my foot to the ground as hard as I can off of green (unless someone eggs me on, then it may bring out my competitive side). I pay attention to who else is on the road, whats going on and the situations around me. I try […]

Dill Rosemary Salmon

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Is it just me or has the fish at the market been an epic fail lately? Personally, I generally believe in buying fish from a fish market and not a big box grocery chain, but the closest one is a little out of the way for weeknight dinners at the moment. I’ve been eying up the fish at the local grocery stores lately and it all leaves something to be desired. Thin flimsy cuts are scattered loosely through the case to fill the space. After a few nights of throwing in the towel and  figuring something else out for supper, […]