A sweet season of colorful picnics & local fare
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Food / picnic

A sweet season of colorful picnics & local fare

A picnic at the end of summer warm weather is just as sweet as a summer picnic. We began picnicking early this year, when the first warm breezes swept through Boston in the spring. Having invested in brand new picnic and outdoor gear, you could understand why we were eager.  Now at the conclusion of … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Sushi Roll Dinner – fast! 
Culinary Creations and Recipes

Vegetarian Sushi Roll Dinner – fast! 

One night last week, we didn’t have much available to pull together for dinner. I had bought seaweed for another purpose but didn’t need it after all, so I thought this would be a great new thing to try to make.  I pulled a few simple elements together for flavor and color, and it turned … Continue reading

¡Rapido, Rapido! Soft Chicken Tacos
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food

¡Rapido, Rapido! Soft Chicken Tacos

I had 30 minutes before I had to leave for the gym (first workout of 2015, what what!) so this is what I made. Ingredients 5 chicken breasts, tenders 1/4 onion, chopped 3 tablespoons Trader Joe’s creamed garlic 1/2 tablespoon Trader Joe’s taco mix spice blend 1/3 cup labneh – Mediterranean yogurt cheese (instead of … Continue reading

Korean Minced Beef and Onions over Rice
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Korean Minced Beef and Onions over Rice

Since I was a kid, ground beef dishes were among my favorites. As I grew older, went to college, and had the chance/obligation to cook for myself more often in the small kitchenette in the basement of my dormitory, I would gravitate towards cooking with ground beef. Growing up, it was savory ground beef with … Continue reading

Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food

Grilled Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Creamy Tomato Soup

Just looking at these pictures makes me hungry for this quick meal again. What you need: -pane rustico, sliced -slices of sharp white cheddar -applewood smoked bacon (without nitrates, nitrites, or preservatives!) -butter -TJ’s creamy roasted red pepper and tomato soup, low sodium variety with some italian herbs and freshly ground peppercorns as a topping … Continue reading