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Black Bean, Serrano & Pineapple Salsa

April 14, 2015

Black bean, serrano and pineapple salsaBlack bean, serrano and pineapple salsa

Yesterday’s fun cocktail cove with Lilly for Target called for the perfect bite.  And there’s nothing I love more than a recipe that combines salty and sweet flavors, while also incorporating a little sugar and spice.  This Black Bean, Serrano and Pineapple salsa does just that.  The tart, citric pineapple perfectly combines with the heat of the serrano peppers and the smooth texture of black beans.  The freshness of each flavor packs a punch, making it the perfect go-to for a hot summer day, and you can even prep all of the ingredients the night before.  After mixing up a batch, I really couldn’t stop myself from eating it all…and I’d go so far as to say it’s my new absolute favorite salsa!  Truly, MKR

 

Black Bean, Serrano Pepper & Pineapple Salsa
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large pineapple, diced
  2. 1 can of black beans, rinsed
  3. 1 serrano pepper de-seeded and thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 red onion diced
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  6. 1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
  7. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Add additional lime juice and salt to taste.
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Spring Pea, Fresh Herb & Asparagus Farfalle Pasta

April 6, 2015

Spring Pea, Fresh Herb & Asparagus Farfalle Pasta, Waiting On Martha

Once springtime hits, I find myself craving light, fresh recipes to serve family and guests.  And as you know, I infuse fresh herbs from my garden just about every time I’m cooking or cocktailing. So when I got to creating a spring-filled table, I knew the perfect dish to serve would be a fresh herb and olive oil pasta. 

This asparagus farfalle pasta hits the spot as it combines flavors of just-cut mint, thyme, parsley and cilantro with in-season spring peas and grilled asparagus.  Served hot or cold, this dish is sure to impress your guests, and it’s extremely easy to make.  If you choose the cold route, you can even prep most of the ingredients the night before, which proves to be so much less stressful when entertaining.  

And if you missed it last Friday, make sure to check out the tabletop that inspired this dish, and let yourself be inspired by the lush greenery and playful place settings for your entertaining this spring. Truly, MKR 

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Spring Pea, Fresh Herb & Asparagus Farfalle
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups fresh or unthawed frozen peas
  2. 1 bunch of asparagus
  3. 4 cups of farfalle pasta
  4. 1/4-1 cup grated Parmesan to taste, plus more for garnish
  5. 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  6. 2 tablespoons of each chopped; fresh mint, flat leaf Parsley, thyme and cilantro
  7. Salt & Pepper to Taste
  8. Red Pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Begin heating a large pot of salted water for the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, if using fresh peas steam the peas over an inch of boiling water or in a steamer for 3-4 minutes, until just tender. If using frozen peas make sure the peas are completely thawed, no need to steam. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Grill asparagus just lightly to achieve grill marks and add a smoked flavor. Cut, and add to the pea bowl. Chop herbs, and add to the bowl.
  4. When the water in the pot comes to a boil add the pasta and cook to desired consistency. I prefer cooking pasta al dente. Once pasta is cooked drain the pasta and toss at once with the olive oil, vegetables, herbs and Parmesan.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired. Serve hot or cold.
  6. Bring salted water to a boil and cook farfalle pasta to desired consistency.
  7. Chop herbs finely and set aside.
Notes
  1. If serving the pasta cold, or room temperature, wait until the pasta has completely cooled to toss all the ingredients together.
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Photography, Rustic White

Pictured:  Serving Bowl, Juliska c/o  |  Rose Gold Silverware, West Elm (sold out similar HERE)  |  Ramekin, Juliska c/o  |  Olive Oil Dipping Dish, Steve McKenzies  |  Green Votive, Steve McKenzies  |  Linens, OKL

10 Food Instagram Accounts to Follow

March 29, 2015

It’s no secret how much we love Instagram in the WOM offices, so we thought it would only be fitting to share with you today our ten favorite food Instagram accounts to follow.  Give us a chocolate drip, an aerial breakfast shot or a sizzling skillet any day, and we’ll eat it right up.  The ten accounts in the slideshow above have our mouths watering just about 24/7, and they always collect a quick double-tap when we scroll through our feeds.  We know there are many, many more drool-worthy accounts out there, so tell me, who are we missing? Cheers, Kat

@JOYTHEBAKER

@JOYTHEBAKER

SELF-TAUGHT (AND AMAZING) BAKER JOY SHARES SNAPS THAT ALWAYS INSPIRE US WANT GET IN THERE AND HEAT UP THAT KITCHEN.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @JOYTHEBAKER
@FORTHELOVEOFTHESOUTH

@FORTHELOVEOFTHESOUTH

AMBER ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE WHIPPING UP SOMETHING WE'D LOVE TO DEVOUR. CASE IN POINT: THIS HOMEMADE CHALLAH LOAF.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @FORTHELOVEOFTHESOUTH
@THEFEEDFEED

@THEFEEDFEED

COMING ACROSS A GRAM FROM THE #FEEDFEED COMMUNITY ALWAYS CAUSES A RUMBLE IN OUR BELLIES, AND ITS NEVER-ENDING VARIETY IN SUBMISSIONS KEEPS THE ACCOUNT RIPE FOR CULINARY INSPIRATION.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @THEFEEDFEED
@LOVEANDLEMONS

@LOVEANDLEMONS

JEANINE'S CLEAN AESTHETIC AND FRESH RECIPES REMIND US TO GET TO THE FARMER'S MARKET (ONE OF OUR HAPPY PLACES).

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @LOVEANDLEMONS
@THEFIRSTMESS

@THEFIRSTMESS

LAURA'S RECIPES ARE FULL OF NATURAL FOODS AND INSPIRE US TO EAT SEASONALLY AND SHARE MORE MEANINGFUL MEALS WITH LOVED ONES.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @THEFIRSTMESS
@CANNELLEVANILLE

@CANNELLEVANILLE

ARAN INSPIRES US WITH THE PERFECT PAIRINGS OF FLAVORS TO RECREATE AT HOME, LIKE THIS GRILLED STEAK WITH PEACHES AND BLUE CHEESE. DOESN'T THIS PHOTO JUST SCREAM GLORIOUS SUMMER AL FRESCO DINING?

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @CANNELLEVANIELLE
@WHATSGABYCOOKING

@WHATSGABYCOOKING

GABY DOES AN IMPECCABLE JOB CAPTURING VIBRANT, BOLD COLORS IN HER DISHES, WHICH WE'RE SURE TASTE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY LOOK. (AND SHE'S A FELLOW CHAMPAGNE ENTHUSIAST.)

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @WHATSGABYCOOKIN
@HONESTLYYUM

@HONESTLYYUM

WE ARE CONSTANTLY REMINDED HOW MUCH WE'D LOVE TO SIP ON A COCKTAIL OR TWO AND GRUB OUT WITH OUR FRIENDS, KAREN AND TODD.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @HONESTLYYUM
@SPOONFORKBACON

@SPOONFORKBACON

LET'S JUST PUT IT OUT THERE THAT IF TERI LYN AND JENNY EVER NEED TASTE TESTERS OVER IN LA, WE'RE SO THERE.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @SPOONFORKBACON
@KITCHYKITCHEN

@KITCHYKITCHEN

WE FIND OURSELVES PINNING CLAIRE'S DELICIOUS (AND JUST GORGEOUS) RECIPES TIME AND TIME AGAIN, SO WE LOVE KEEPING UP WITH HER CURRENT FIXINGS IN THE KITCHEN.

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM BY @KITCHYKITCHEN

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