Summertime Fruit Crisp

I have gotten a couple requests for fridge foraging dessert style. I will admit fridge foraging for sweet dessert recipes is a lot harder than creating a savory recipe out of what is in your refrigerator. This past weekend though I realized I had a ton of leftover fruit, both fresh and frozen, and decided to make a fridge foraged dessert in the form of a summertime crisp. 

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Grilled Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich

I have mentioned it here before but a couple summers ago (well 9 summers ago but it seems like yesterday) I was fortunate enough to backpack around Southeast Asia. The timing worked out that both my husband (then fiance) and I could take the time off and get lost in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. The trip will always be one of my favorites for many reasons, but one of the main reasons was the culinary awakening I had during our travels. We ate so many new flavors and new dishes that I completely fell in love with all of the Southeast Asian cuisine. We had many food moments that were life changing but one in particular was our first banh mi sandwich in Vietnam.

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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

I find that food tastes exponentially better when made and eaten outside, especially on a warm summer night. It is pretty hard to beat a summer BBQ. And I know when people think about BBQs they think of heavy (but delicious) cuts of slow cooked meat. Well I am all for that, but sometimes I love using the grill (specifically our Traeger ) to take vegetables to the  next level. Enter romaine lettuce. A somewhat boring salad green that is elevated to the next level when lightly charred. 

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Fridge Foraging: Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp are one of the things that I keep on hand in my freezer. Since they defrost so well they create so many different easy weeknight dinners. 

In today's fridge foraging you all chose shrimp scampi. Shrimp scampi is one of those classic dishes that comes together really easily and taste like a millions dollars. It is pretty hard to beat the garlic, wine, and butter trifecta. 

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Fridge Foraging: Smoked Salmon Rice Bowls

I swear that most of the food that I eat comes in bowl form. Who needs a plate when you can just pile everything into a huge bowl!

In this week’s fridge foraging you all chose the smoked salmon bowl over the coconut curry stuffed sweet potatoes. The bowl is filled with brown rice, smoked salmon, pickled vegetables, avocado, and served with Sriracha mayo. Hearty and healthy and proves that food in bowl form just tastes better.

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Morning Glory Muffins

Right before baby Olivia was born I made a batch of these muffins and they have been a lifesaver for breakfast. I froze them individually and then microwave one for breakfast each morning. I love how in 30 seconds I can have breakfast so I can turn my attention to a hungry baby. They are full of flavor as well as carrots and zucchini to make them a little healthier. 

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Fridge Foraging: Springtime Croque Monsieur

The choice was very apparent in today's fridge foraging - it was between cauliflower soup and a springtime croque monsieur and there was an overwhelming response for a croque monsieur. And I don't blame you! How could you not want to have toasty pieces of bread smothered in a cheesy bechamel sauce topped with turkey, asparagus, and peas? It is a total winner of a recipe and super fun to make on the latest episode of fridge foraging

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Instant Pot Ramen

A couple years ago I was fortunate enough to go to Japan. I travelled with a couple dear friends and we went to Tokyo, Kyoto, and this little town in the between called Hakone. It was one of the best trips of my life, hands down. Between the people, the sights and the food (most definitely the food) it was an amazing experience. 

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Fridge Foraging: Sweet Potato Hash with Brussels Sprouts, Sausage and Eggs

So if you haven't seen the news on Instagram....we have moved to Nashville! It was a whirlwind move but we are thrilled to be here. Because of the move, I skipped last week's fridge foraging but am back this week! With the move and just general life craziness, my fridge isn't the most well stocked it has ever been....but that is the point of fridge foraging - to make something out of nothing. 

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Chocolate Fondue

As I was brainstorming Valentine's Day recipes I was trying to think of the most Valentines/romantic recipes I could think of and in addition to the perfect chocolate souffle, chocolate fondue comes in a very close second! I think it was because we grew up going to the Melting Pot for celebrations but to me a huge chocolate fondue spread just screams Valentines Days. Do you know what else I love about it? Is it super easy to throw together. 

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