When we serve tangy or spicy dishes, coconut rice often replaces bread or potatoes as a side dish. This is a smooth, slightly sweet, side dish -- but still savory. Surprisingly, it doesn't taste much like coconut. The coconut milk simply makes it creamy. We serve it with my husband's Asian Turkey Burgers alongside tangy mango salsa. Make extra for leftovers! We love Asian rice and eggs. Warm up a 1/2 cup of leftover coconut rice and top it with an egg cooked over easy and a drizzle of soy ... Read More about Creamy Coconut Rice: Up your side dish flavor
This post is part of an awesome burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore, but the Awesome Asian Turkey Burger was created by my even more amazing husband, Rob! For as long as I can remember, Rob has played around with Asian flavors. He started with traditional Asian cuisine. As he got more comfortable with the flavor profile, especially the aromatics, he started making his own dishes. Our absolute favorite -- served often to guests who visit -- is his Asian Turkey Burger. Served with a ... Read More about Rob’s Awesome Asian Turkey Burgers
This is another one of my husband's legendary recipes, y'all. His tangy mango salsa is one of our favorite summer dishes. We make it year-round, but it's best during the summer months when mangoes are in season. Mango tip: When using fresh mangoes off season, add a 1/2 tsp of sugar to your recipe to make them sweeter. Let it sit about 15 minutes before serving. We serve this mango salsa as a side dish with my husband's almost world famous Asian Turkey Burgers. It tastes great as an ... Read More about Tangy Mango Salsa: A fresh take on a Mexican classic
When my boys were really young and I was a tired mom, a dear friend reminded me that I am "not raising kids, I'm raising adults." Her words stuck with me, defining my parenting style from that day forward. I wish I could say that it made parenting a lot easier to redefine my purpose. It did not. But, it did help me keep focused on the goal -- to raise people who I'd be happy to call "friend" once they left the house. My oldest is now 25, married and successfully adulting. He's still my son, and ... Read More about Raising adults: A family contract for teenagers
When we're young, it seems that a diet of cookies, chips and pizza works out okay. You know, as long as we participate in P.E. class and don't eat too much! But, as we age and the metabolism slows down, those same foods go straight from the mouth to the hips. OR, in my case, the belly. Add in chronic health issues, and those calories travel even faster to the places we don't want them! Now, if I was vain, I'd be talking about how to lose weight and get back to that bikini bod. BUT, I didn't ... Read More about 5 healthy foods that taste great, too!