Memorial Day is upon us. Get out to the beach or the parks with a refreshing, easy to make, gourmet meal.
I know I’ve been harping about the weather in Virginia in the last couple of posts, but it really is bipolar. Just when you think it has decided that it will stay spring, a cold blast blows through.
On the upside, it allowed me to fit in one more of my favorite winter/comfort foods–butternut squash soup.
I recently came across this lovely deceptive grain and couldn’t wait to use it in a recipe! Bucatini looks a lot like spaghetti, but is thicker and actually hollow in the middle—making it the perfect pasta to stew in any soup.
Life is a roller coaster, as they say. It’s full of ups and downs and different seasons. A season for laughing, a season for crying; a season for dancing, and a season for mourning.
Veracruz is a tomato based sauce traditionally flavored with mostly European ingredients such as olives, garlic, and capers. I like to use tilapia in this Caribbean dish. I’ve also incorporated a heavier Spanish influence by serving it on top of homemade yellow rice.
2014 has been a wonderful year. D’aller Naturel made its debut on May 1, 2014 from a simple natural hair and health journey documentation to a budding natural hair care, health and beauty resource (and everything in between!). I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, your insight and your encouragement over the last 7 months. Here’s a look back at some of your favorite posts of 2014!
It’s that time of year again–presents, Christmas caroling, and oh the food! If you’re hosting a Christmas party or, like me, have a large number of family members coming in for the holidays, preparing that Christmas dinner may seem daunting. I know I had grand plans of creating an elaborate menu from scratch. But . . . 16 is a large number of mouths to feed and I don’t really want to spend the entire day cooking. So . . . here’s a holiday meal hack that will save you on time and keep your sanity in check.
I received this recipe and ingredients from Blue Apron to try. Since I’m always looking for a way to try out healthy grains in new recipes, I decided to give it a whirl, with a few modifications.
I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate fish into my diet. These days, our diet is saturated with fats, large amounts of sugar and even more sodium. But salmon is one super food often overlooked. Packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins B12 and B3, over 80% of your daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is one of the best additions one can make to a diet if looking to shed stored fat and gain lean muscle. This dish is a tasty and fun way to incorporate all of those benefits into one amazingly flavored dish.
With fall fast approaching and temperatures dropping, resort to the comfort of a classic steak dinner. This recipe is an oldie but a goodie, topped off roasted potatoes, along with the green bean’s cousin—the long bean—sautéed in a hearty tomato sauce. Mmmm mmmm mmmm.