Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Okay, I know I’ve been posting a huge number of tropical, coconutty recipes lately (like this and that). But I love these tropical recipes and they make my heart so happy. I hate the relentless summer heat, but I sure do love seasonal summer food. This Caribbean Pineapple Tofu features pan-fried tofu with a sweet and…

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Ahi Tuna Burgers

Ahi Tuna Burger

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend. I was kind of sick throughout the weekend so I didn’t get to do as much work for SLK as I had hoped. But I did have some delicious lunch and wine at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega on Friday. If any of…

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Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

When most people think Indian food, their mind jumps immediately to curry. This dish has no curry powder and is perfect for someone who wants to try Indian food for the first time – it’s just tenderly cooked chicken in a creamy fragrant tomato sauce. While I think this recipe is definitely restaurant-quality and one of my favorite…

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Slaw

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

I had a lovely summer day rafting on the Chattahoochee with some friends this morning on their massive, ultra-comfy raft called the “Relaxation Station.” While we were planning this outing, my friend kept referring to it as the Relaxation Station and I thought that was just her quaint name for the raft. But that is it’s actual…

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Coconut Banana Oatmeal

Coconut Banana Oatmeal

This recipe for Coconut Banana Oatmeal was inspired by a delicious breakfast I had during our trip to Vancouver. I was craving oatmeal and was so intrigued by the coconut milk, dark chocolate and cinnamon toppings that I ordered it and just picked the banana slices off (why can’t I eat banana? it’s connected to a latex…

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Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

This recipe for Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans was inspired by ATK’s newly-published The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. I updated the recipe by increasing the amount of red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicier and opted to add a larger amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese in the bean sauce to make it…

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Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

Mustard Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

Oh hey friends! Guess what? I started a new job last week as a paralegal at a small worker’s compensation firm in downtown Atlanta. It’s pretty exciting, but I’ll unfortunately have less time to cook time-consuming meals on the weeknights. So, recipes like Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts are totally a lifesaver. This takes only 5 ingredients,…

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Terimayo Japanese Hot Dogs

Terimayo Japanese Hot Dogs - inspired by the Japadog food truck in Vancouver. Seriously good.

Okay, I know what you are thinking: Alexa’s gone off the deep end with the unique recipes thing. But I promise, these are good. Think if hot dogs and sushi had a baby. Still not convinced? I’ve tried to explain this recipe to my parents and co-workers with a limited degree of success, so hang…

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad

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I am pretty jet-lagged as I type this post, so please forgive any grammatical errors and nonsensical ramblings. But I will have you know that I had the most unusual and delicious dish at a cafe this afternoon – it was called “City Stew.” It consisted of brown rice topped with diced vegetable soup-esque ingredients, bound…

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