Zucchini Fritters – fresh, fast, simple 
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes

Zucchini Fritters – fresh, fast, simple 

Who doesn’t love a fresh, flavorful way to enjoy summer’s veggies? ​I have to admit, zucchini isn’t at the top of my veggie loves list, because I’ve had the soggy, squeaky version many a time (NO more). I made these zucchini fritters on a day when I absolutely didn’t want to labor in the kitchen, … Continue reading

Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food

Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine

Last night, I pooled the inspiration I’ve been absorbing via osmosis on many foodie adventures in Chicago and stacked my culinary hopes on a pound of chicken breast. Without a kitchen assistant (aka a sous chef) it took 35 minutes to prepare and get a Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine on the plate using only ingredients I … Continue reading

La Chocodilla
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes

La Chocodilla

Chocolate betwixt slices of soft bread – sound delicious and familiar? Chocolate crepe, anyone? Everyone has those quick snacks that they fix at home to fill a craving. These Chocodillas – a quesadilla made with melted cocoa almond butter – is an extremely easy snack with just enough yum that won’t fill you up before a meal. Plus – chocolate. Need I say more? Continue reading

Middle Eastern “Tacos”
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way / Travel

Middle Eastern “Tacos”

Flavor alchemy is one of my favorite parts of being in the kitchen. This recipe has been waiting in the wings, and we had it tonight – it was terrific. Juicy, savory, with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Take a journey to a different place with these family-friendly Middle Eastern “tacos” that are truly delicious. Continue reading