Grilled shrimp and veggie salad with cilantro lime dressing

It’s summertime and that means grilling season. It also means fresh, sweet corn is on deep discount. So I decided to mix grilled vegetables and shrimp in with a salad. It was delicious. I love when vegetables and meat get charred on the grill – it has so much flavor. Especially if you’re using charcoal.… Continue reading Grilled shrimp and veggie salad with cilantro lime dressing

Diana’s orange and lemon curd pots – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Bread week is officially over and I’m chugging through dessert week. The first challenge of dessert week is to make a self-saucing pudding. (If you’re wondering WTF is a pudding and why are so many things called puddings, here is an article that explains everything.) According to the episode, there are two types of self-saucing… Continue reading Diana’s orange and lemon curd pots – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Richard’s pesto pinwheel – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

I finally made it to the show-stopper challenge of Bread Week! This challenge was to bake an impressive stuffed loaf centerpiece, something you would put at the center of a party. After re-watching the episode, not too many bakers actually did well. A lot of the ideas sounded delicious, but did not turn out well… Continue reading Richard’s pesto pinwheel – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Ciabatta – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Bread Week continues! Ciabattas were the technical challenge from bread week and they were definitely finicky, but I think I made an “alright” ciabatta. Paul definitely would have thought they were too flat. Ciabatta is a very, very airy loaf of Italian origin. The key to making a good ciabatta is to let it rise… Continue reading Ciabatta – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Meal Prep – Shredded chicken burrito bowls with peach salsa and shredded Greek quinoa bowls with lemon-parsley sauce

Since Pat and I both have full time jobs where we each have to commute about an hour each way, I’ve been trying to plan meals and do some meal prepping so that we have an easier time in the evening. One easy way to do that is to make something common that can go… Continue reading Meal Prep – Shredded chicken burrito bowls with peach salsa and shredded Greek quinoa bowls with lemon-parsley sauce

Kate’s orange and cardamom rye bread rolls – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Making my way through the Great British Baking Show, I’m now on Week 3 – Bread Week! I love bread, so I was pumped for this week. The signature challenge for this week is rye bread rolls. I’d never made rye bread, so I watched the episode and paid close attention to the tips. The… Continue reading Kate’s orange and cardamom rye bread rolls – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show