If you live anywhere remotely close to the Midwestern United States, there’s a good chance that warm weather means fresh corn on the cob. You can, most likely, buy corn on the cob all year long, but in the summer it’s fresher and tastier. If you, like me, enjoy gobbling down these tasty morsels of summertime goodness, it’s possible that you, like me, will find yourself with more corn than you intended to buy. The recipe for Chili Butter Corn on the Cob will help you shake up your corn routine.
I’ve been asparagus obsessed lately, guys. Ever since I talked about purple and white asparagus (here), I’ve been on a mission to try them both. So far I’ve only found white asparagus, but you can be sure that if (WHEN) I find purple, it will be amazing. I’m sure of it. I found white asparagus in the ‘Scratch n Dent’ food section at Jungle Jim’s (Did you even know that was a thing??? I believe it’s similar to the “Manager Specials” marked-down food at Kroger, but it’s all gathered conveniently in one insanely awesome, if easy to completely miss, section.) Yes, Jungle Jim’s, I will take your marked-down and perfect-looking produce and cook it right away! This Braised White Asparagus is cooked with white wine and fresh herbs, and makes a deliciously fresh spring-time side dish.
One of my favorite things about spring is that the ground comes back to life. Gardens start shooting up produce again, sometimes faster than it can be eaten. I especially love when this happens to my friends, and they start giving away veggies. Recently I was gifted a jumbo, overflowing bag of delicious curly green kale. (Thanks friend!) There are, of course, tons of ways to fix kale, including blending it up in smoothies, juicing it, and eating it raw in a salad. One of my favorite kale recipes, however, is this warm Braised Kale with Apple Cider Vinegar. This incredibly fresh and nutrient-packed side dish is warmed in a sauté pan, and tossed with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
If you’ve been smiling at the warmer weather forecasts, grinning at the flowering trees, and popping allergy pills like crazy, you too may be enjoying spring. You know what else is fantastic in the spring? Asparagus. When you aren’t dodging water puddles, realizing you forgot your umbrella in the car, and debating on how to dress when it’s frigid in the morning and downright hot in the afternoon, you should be eating asparagus. It’s in season right now, and its crisp green goodness is the perfect addition to any springtime meal. If you’re looking for a simple and quick way to prepare your asparagus– this Lemon Roasted Asparagus is just about as easy and delicious as you can get.
Did you know there’s a football game on Sunday? Apparently, it’s kind of a big deal. For those of us who may, or may not, be a little bit clueless on the football front- the Super Bowl is Sunday. This, of course, means that you just might find yourself at someone’s Super Bowl party. Whether you’re watching the game, or simply waiting for commercials and the half time show, you’ll probably be eating. Unfortunately, game day food isn’t known for being nutritious. With everyone chowing down on hot dogs, football shaped cookies, and burgers, it might be difficult to find healthy food choices. The solution? Bring something nutritious yourself, and then you can be sure there will be at least one non-greasy, non-fried, non-sugary food choice available. These Game Day Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are the solution to your football food problems.