Welcome to this week’s “Taste Matters” where I serve up some tasty tidbits for your week! I share a reader rave review, weeknight menu inspiration, a themed weekend entertaining menu, recipe roundups, my current cookbook crush, a kitchen tip or two and even some food for thought for living your best life!
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Cauliflower Grits with Gouda Cheese and Blackened Shrimp is a low-carb update to traditional shrimp and grits!
Vanessa gave it 5 STARS and said: “This recipe is absolutely delicious and according to the app I use to track my carbs it is 11 net carbs per serving. I used my Ninja food processor with the shredding blade to make the cauliflower grits and they turned out to be a perfect texture. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. I love this recipe and so did my fiance who doesn’t eat low carb. I have been trying to find recipes that we can both enjoy. Thank you for adding another recipe to my repertoire that works for both of us. ”
Thank you, Vanessa!
THEME: CARD PARTY
White Bean Artichoke Spread with Rosemary Sea Salt Flatbread Chips — From A Chef’s Kitchen (Pictured Below)
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Dorie Greenspan is a James Beard award-winning author of 13 cookbooks and columnist for the New York Times Magazine. For someone who is an avid cookbook collector, this is the first Dorie Greenspan cookbook I’ve ever purchased and it won’t be the last. I want to make everything in this cookbook! All the recipes are practical, easily doable and food you really want to eat!
This winter will not go by without my making her Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup and for sure summer will not pass without trying her Tomato and Peach Panzanella. This week I’ll share a quick and easy pork tenderloin dish that was inspired by her Lighting Fast Tahini Pork.
Winter is generally the time of year we use dried herbs and spices the most. A small amount of a fresh herb can be prohibitively expensive in the winter and what’s not to love about a slowly-simmered exotic spicy tagine or curry dish on a frigid day?
Storing these flavorful ingredients can be a challenge, especially in a small kitchen. Here are:
(I’m a fan of #1 on that list!)