Posts in Fridge Foraging
Chicken Tortilla Soup With Crispy Tortilla Strips

If you ever find yourself in Nashville, make sure to check Mas Tacos in East Nashville. Mas Tacos is a little restaurant will some seriously delicious tacos, but even more delicious is their tortilla soup. It is 100% the best thing on the menu and that is saying a lot when the rest of the menu is filled with delicious tacos. There is something magical about that soup.

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Chicken and Butternut Squash Tamale Pie

This is the ultimate comfort food - hearty chili is baked with cornbread on top. The whole meal is combined into one pot making clean up super easy. Win win.

I once had a coworker in a kitchen that I worked in who didn’t know what tamale pie was. When I explained it to her, she was totally put off. I was so confused - how could you go wrong with tamale pie, it is basically chili baked with cornbread. I am a fan and I hope you are too.

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Shrimp and Grits

Let me start by saying this is my version of shrimp and grits. An easy tasty version. I feel like I have to start it that way because I would imagine, especially in the south, everyone has their own family secret recipe when it comes to shrimp and grits.

I know I say this all the time, but this is my ultimate bowl of comfort food - creamy grits and heart shrimp, I could literally eat this all the time.

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Grain Bowl with Carrot Hummus

I am convinced that I pretty much only eat food that can be served in bowls. I don’t even know why I have plates sometimes because bowls are just that much easier. This grain bowl with carrot hummus was born out of the heaping mounds of carrots that seem to have been collecting in my fridge. I love good grain salad and served alongside a smear of carrot hummus, this might be the perfect healthy meal.

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Fridge Foraging: Coconut Curry with Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Broccoli Stems

I often get asked what are the staples that I always have in my pantry. Well one of these days I am going to put together a list but this recipe includes three ingredients that I always have: sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and curry paste. I know curry paste seems super random but since it is so flavorful and rich, you can create pretty much something out of nothing with it and it will always taste good. It is a great way to create a base of a dish that uses every last vegetable in your fridge. 

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Fridge Foraging: Breakfast Tacos with Bacon and Pickled Corn

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea! This week on fridge foraging you all chose the breakfast tacos and it was a great decision. Tacos topped with black beans, bacon, pickled corn and most importantly a fried egg. One of my secret weapons in the kitchen is to always have a carton of eggs around. If you have an egg, you can fry it, poach it, hard boil it and even grate it. So if you have an egg are halfway to a healthy and delicious home cooked meal. 

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