Peil de Sandia aka Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind for Salads \ PasstheSushi.com

Food lets us travel and explore places that we may never actually get to experience. Culture is so deeply rooted in flavor and food that there is so much we can enjoy about a far off place just by taking the time in our own homes to adventure with a recipe or two. This is another recipe from the beautiful collection featured in  Charcutería: The Soul of Spain, a collection of traditional Spanish recipes by Jeffrey Weiss. This cookbook is stunning, gorgeous and made for the serious culinary enthusiast. The recipes are thorough, some require seeking out special ingredients that you aren’t […]

Mac and Cheese Soup

Mac and Cheese Soup // PasstheSushi.com

This post was going to be about glorious carbs. Then it was going to be a rant about the miserable winter. It could have been about sugary sweet Valentine’s Day (truth moment, I totally forgot!!!). But as I sit here rewriting this for the 3rd time (and really not wanting to sound too grumpy), it’s about the Olympics. I don’t watch sports. I don’t know the first thing about scoring, points, super-bowls, or soccer. But I freakin love the Olympics. Watching the globe compete is inspiring. And not just because I live in one of the countries that sends a […]

Slow Cooker Lemon Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Lemon Artichoke Dip // PasstheSushi.com

When I think of game day food, it’s all heavy big carnivorous sort of bites. From sticky wings to cheesy dips, it all screams meaty man food.  Deli counter dried up veggie sticks were just the transportation device for more or used in lieu of a proper knife to slather more sauce on the next impeding bite. And if your house is anything like ours on the big day, it’s like ever man and crock pot for himself. Too much food for all the people, and an over indulgence to put the Thanksgiving day feast to shame! That was until […]

Slow Cooker Goat Cheese Fondue

Slow Cooker Goat Cheese Fondue from PasstheSushi.com

Looking for a fun date night appetizer? Or heck, maybe this will be the whole first course before you take things away from the dinner table.  This goat cheese fondue is simple, but delicious. Fondue is fun, interactive, and get’s people playing with their hands. Light some candles, bust out the Barry Manilow and let’s get some Valentine’s Day date night cooking going on. Who doesn’t love gooey warm cheese? Especially when its light and flavorful all at the same time. Bring on the apron and pearls. They will never know how easy it was, and you will get all the praise. […]

Super Simple Breakfast Parfait Recipe

Apple and Granola Breakfast Parfait from Passthesushi.com

 Hey Baby, how you doing? Because, right about now I am rushing to post this sweet little on the go breakfast treat and let you guys in on some swag I scored (back in August and totally forgot to tell you about). But hey, that’s cool because the internet doesn’t come with a time stamp or anything. Check out this killer necklace my hardworking beau purchased for me from Bourbon and Boots (No seriously, I could spend a sweet penny at this online boutique). And then there was the Sephora birthday haul that I didn’t mean to treat myself too. […]

Cauliflower with Apples and Pecans

Cauliflower with Apples and Pecans from PasstheSushi.com

It’s October. People are tweeting about their excitement, sharing pics of pumpkin everything from that giant chain coffee shop, and are in general excitement over the arrival of fall…. I remember when fall used to be my favorite season. But, at the moment, it’s just messing with my mojo. Sure the leaves are beautiful and those teeny cupcakes I had with the autumnal spices were pretty out of this world. But, damnit, the sun is setting at like noon. I’m driving home from work in the dark. Do you know what that means? It means I can’t ride my bike […]

Broiled Caprese Salad

Broiled Caprese Salad from PasstheSushi.com

They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious. This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple […]

Slow Cooker Classic Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

It all comes down to this – the final Slow Cooker Monday. Spring is here and, even though I use my slow cooker all year round, it will be time for a new ‘theme’ for Monday posts here in the PtS kitchen. Sadly, I have no idea what that theme is yet. It will be a shocker to us both In the mean time we should recap the slow cooker recipes of the last 13 weeks. If I could find a way to make this into a cheesy sitcom montage I would. Just play some corny music in your head […]

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream

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Welcome to the Virtual Surprise Baby Shower for Rachel!  Rachel is the champ who runs Rachel Cooks – and her popcorn craving have been driving me crazy since she announced that she was expecting! We wanted to celebrate Rachel’s new bundle of joy by linking up and throwing her an online shower. I always give it up for momma’s that also run blogs. I can’t even being to pretend I know how rough it can be! I fall behind on posts and my kids are all furry and bathe themselves (well, for the most part). Rachel is always whipping up […]

Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

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Cooking for two is tough. Stupid tough. Everything is packaged either too big or too small. I feel like Goldilocks. Don’t get me wrong, we eat like champs around here and I’m not looking to make everything with tiny portions, but some nights we just need something for the two of us that doesn’t leave us dreading leftovers for the next few nights. Lately I have been trying to tie in a few more cooking for two recipes on the blog. Where I do love making big meals, these quick and easy date night dinners (and desserts) have been awesome. […]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe

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I warned you and it happened the evil Olive Garden across the street is almost open for business. I am not to be trusted. The idea of unlimited bread sticks bowls of hearty soup and a premixed martini certainly all sound like a good thing, but in reality we know the guilt that comes with Olive Garden is not exactly the best thing for anyone. Pasta dishes are not hard to make at home and heavy cream is something we should never have in copious amounts, not to mention the idea of waiting 45 minutes less than 20 feet from my front […]

Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce

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Have you ever been hit on – by a woman? (Ok, gents – that what a rhetorical question). Because it happens to me all the time. I was out to dinner with some friends once having an evening of ridiculously fun conversations and being ourselves. I don’t remember what we were really talking about but movies, politics and the sorts tend to be our normal topics. I know Angelina Jolie was being spoken about at once point or another (yeah, I know she’s not everyone’s favorite – but I love her). Our conversation went on and on and when the […]

Thai Corn Chowder

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I held out about as long as I could, but it’s officially winter here. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit and it’s not really winter – but it might as well be. The weather is cold, the leaves are brown, my finger’s went numb on our bike ride yesterday and we’ve already had snow. As far as I’m concerned, that’s winter. So we’ll rejoice in the good things about winter – and our favorite part? The comfort food. I never realized how much of a soup and stew addict I was until I started this blog. I have already wiped […]

Grilled Fresh Artichokes

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Artichokes. Seriously, could I know any less about a particular vegetable. Sure, I could Wikipedia artichokes, learn everything there is to know, but sometimes,  I like to let things remain a mystery. However, Handsome loves artichokes. (That’s right – the same man who won’t touch onions, winces over green beans, won’t touch a carrot, and will leave a pile of celery at the bottom of a bowl – love’s artichokes). And, we all know what we will do for those we care about, especially if artichokes magically appear in the shopping cart when you are both on a quick in […]

In a pinch appetizer: Caprese Sticks

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Remember those chain emails that asked you a billion questions so your friends could get to know you better? Yeah, after the 900th time I had to answer that my favorite color was red, I gave up. Filing those emails in spam every time I got one and begged my friends to stop. We were in junior high school, I’m sure that had something to do with why these were so fun for a while. In the blogging world, I see similar things spread like wildfire and often don’t participate, haunted by the memory of those emails. But I have […]

Pesto Sticks and Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Giveaway

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I’ve been on a bit of a pesto kick lately. Not sure where it came from or why, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fresh green sauce. Olive oil on the other hand – I don’t know much about. Handsome and I know we need to experiment with a few brands to find one we enjoy dipping our bread into but we really haven’t been looking for a new olive oil. However, I was really excited when Carapelli asked me to sample their olive oil. Knowing nothing about the differences between olive oils, I am not sure […]