Mussel Tacos

Mussel Tacos

I guess it is a little bit gratuitous to remove mussels from their shells for a recipe. I mean, they taste amazing in the shell and it is sort of a fun game to eat them, and on top of that the broth with a nice crusty piece of bread can be nectar of the gods when done right. While it was fun to try this recipe, I probably won’t be taking mussels out of their shells for a recipe again. These tacos were really great, don’t get me wrong, but it is just a lot of pointless added effort when I would be happy to just crack a beer and go to town on a pile of mussels. If you made these on a smaller scale as mini taco apps I think it would be more worth the effort.

5-Spice Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Cabbage and Spicy Tempeh

5-Spice Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Cabbage and Spicy Tempeh

After a couple weeks of fairly unhealthy activities and lots of beer, I decided to go on one of my week long health kicks. After a few days of only eating salads and seeds, I was really craving a hearty warming meal, especially on a rainy early september afternoon. After thinking a bit about what flavors I was specifically craving, this dish was created in my head and I went for it. The results were totally different from anything I have had in awhile and amazingly flavorful in a unique way. It’s totally vegan too!

Corned Beef and a Cabbage Slaw on Sweet Potato Steamed Buns

Corned Beef and a Cabbage Slaw on Sweet Potato Steamed Buns

Corned beef, potato, carrot, cabbage. Sounds like boiled dinner, not Asian influenced sliders. But I adapted all these ingredients this past weekend for a lazy afternoon with some friends. These little sandwiches came out awesome, and would be perfect to make with your corned beef leftovers from this weekend!  Cheers to 1000 blog posts!

Ugly Soup

Ugly Soup

God this soup is so ugly. The good news is that it is healthy and tastes amazing. But yea, it looks like puke. I came home from work and decided to make an easy and healthy soup with stuff that I had lying around the house, and this was the result. It’s kinda like when you are a kid and you think if you combine all the colors in the crayon box you will make this awesome new color but it just turns out greenish black. Luckily, the flavor was the opposite of ugly.

Mini Shrimp Tacos

Mini Shrimp Tacos

My mind is on New Years apps this week. This one is fun cause it’s mini. Mini things are fun right? These actually came out amazing. I made them by myself (a bunch of my friends are snowed OUT of Boston), and ate them all! 24 mini tacos consumed by me. Crunchy, creamy, salty, bite-sized, these are everything you want in a New Years snack. If you wanted to make a shortcut version of this, you could use those tortilla chips that are shaped like mini cups, but where is the fun in that?