Welcome to the Friday edition of the Blogger Daily with a small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week.
I am always on the look out for ‘cook from scratch’ recipes that are healthy and light enough for suppers. We have our main meal of the day at lunchtime.. and The New Vintage Kitchen is a great place to find a wide variety of dishes for every meal of the day. This one caught my eye..
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Melon – A quick and easy recipe that is elegant and tasty.
I love a recipe that I can make early in the day and let sit around in the refrigerator getting better and better as the day goes on. Special little salads fall into this category, and in our family shrimp is always at the top of the list.
This recipe is also flexible. I happened to have a beautiful fennel bulb in my refrigerator with tons of fronds, so I used those in the salad and to garnish. You can easily substitute fresh flat-leafed parsley or cilantro if you like it.
Eat with the seasons, usually…
This is not the time of year for melons and I broke one of my eat-the-season rules when I bought a lovely organic cantaloupe that was at the perfect place of ripeness, but from far away. Sometimes we just have to listen to our stomachs first. I make a skewered shrimp/avocado/melon dish and this came to mind. I also thought of a lovely little appetizer my mother-in-law used to make that was this simple trio and a few other things I can only guess at, and haven’t succeeded in recreating. This doesn’t taste the same, but it is still a nod to her.
Head over to get the recipe for this delicious shrimp salad: Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Melon The New Vintage Kitchen
Another blogger who posts recipes on a regular basis the first Tuesday of the month is author Amy Reade and here is her first post of 2021.. with some easy to follow instructions for some delicious food. This week Kalua Pork Loco Moco, Spinach Salad with Pears and Walnuts and Sticky Rice.
First Tuesday Recipes: January 2021
Happy New Year! I’m eager to begin sharing some of my favorite recipes with you for the next twelve months! As many of you know, I share three recipes on the first Tuesday of each month. I welcome recipes from readers, so if you have one (or more) you’d like to share, please email me at amymreadeauthor[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll be happy to include your recipes (with credit, of course).
What would you like to see?
And speaking of sharing, if you have any suggestions for posts you’d like to see, please let me know either by email or down in the comments below. My goal is to make this blog as responsive as possible to reader wishes, so any and all input is welcome and appreciated. I do a reading round-up on the last Tuesday of each month and a worldwide blogfest of good news on the last Friday of each month, but otherwise my Tuesday posts are yours to help create. So reach out and let me know what you’d like to see!
Let’s Get Cooking!
The first recipe I’m sharing this month is one I serve my family every New Year’s Day. It’s chock-full of flavor and calories and always gets the new year off to a delicious start. If you’ve resolved to lose weight, well…it’ll have to wait until January 2nd. The loco moco is a Hawaiian comfort dish often served with a scoop of macaroni salad. You can (actually, you should) start making this dish a day or two in advance. There’s very little hands-on work.
Kalua Pork Loco Moco
Head over to read the recipes and enjoy: Amy Reade First Tuesday Recipes
Another favourite in our house is Fish Pie and Carol Taylor as always has a recipe that is easy to follow and produces fantastic results.
Fish Pie can be pastry topped or topped with mashed potato…you can slice potatoes and mix white and sweet potatoes or parsnips even pastry if you wish…The potatoes sprinkled with bread crumbs and maybe some parmesan…
For a special occasion get creative and make a pish shaped pie…
My mum always used to make it topped with potatoes sometimes she sliced them and other times she boiled them and mashed them with milk and butter… I think the slices potatoes look very pretty if you are having someone to dinner but when I am making especially here as I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen…It’s hot!
I top with mashed potatoes either sweet potatoes ( which) I love but everyone one else likes the normal mashed potato as they call it…
Head over to discover how to make this wonderful family meal: It’s Friday and It’s Fish Pie
Thanks for popping in today and I hope you will head over to check out these recipes in full.. thanks Sally.