Roasted Poblano Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido, Spanish for “Melted Cheese”, is truly a thing of beauty.

Roasted Poblano Queso Fundido

In it’s most basic form, Queso Fundido is just melted stringy cheese flavored with onion and garlic, and it’s often paired with roasted poblano peppers, spicy chorizo or sautéed mushrooms.  Here, I’ve taken the classic poblano pairing to the next level.  Three fat peppers get nice and charred under the broiler, and one gets chopped and mixed into the Queso Fundido while the other two transform into a vibrant green purée flavored with garlic and lime.  The contrast of the warm, rich cheese and the bright, smokey sauce is 100% addicting.  So much so that the boyfriend and I easily consumed the entire skillet (shown above) in one sitting!! Continue reading for the recipe.

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Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Feta, Mint and Harissa

Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Feta, Mint and Harissa

A simple raw carrot and beet salad tossed in a flavor-packed citrus-harissa dressing. My take on a classic Moroccan carrot salad.

Nomad Donut Tasting

The Sunday Dish

Good afternoon and Happy Sunday!!  I am kicking things off today with a photo from a pink donut tasting I experienced on Friday.  Yes, a pink donut tasting.  On May 3, I am hosting a VIPink Brunch at Westfield Mission Valley (my full-time gig), and there will be a pink Nomad Donut station at the event.  Nomad Donuts

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Roasted Pecan Butter Toast

Roasted Pecan Butter, Honeycomb and Sea Salt Toast

Crispy, smooth, salty and sweet, this loaded toast recipe features a homemade pecan butter, chopped pecans, sea salt and sticky honeycomb.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Hand Pies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hand Pies

Stuffed with crunchy peanut butter cream and tangy grape jelly, these puff pastry hand pies are easy to prepare and so, so tasty,

San Diego Nomad Donuts

The Sunday Dish

Hello and Happy Sunday!!  Today, I’ve got some deeeeelicious links to share with you plus some fun personal updates.  I catered part of a wedding last weekend!!  Oh, and I’ve also got a new donut addiction.  So grab a cocktail, get comfy, and let’s dish.

Kale Salad with Miso Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Miso-Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is still frequently on the menu at my house, and this Kale Salad with Miso-Lemon Vinaigrette is my latest creation. Made with miso, lemon juice, honey, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, this Miso-Lemon Vinaigrette is simple to prepare, but still packed with flavor.  It’s salty.  It’s tart.  It’s bright.   And it’ll

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How to Cook Rice Like Pasta

How to Cook Rice Like Pasta

Learn how to cook rice like pasta for consistently delicious, light and fluffy rice. An easy technique learned from Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell.

Specialty Produce

The Sunday Dish

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!!  The weather has been incredible here in San Diego this weekend – 85 degrees and sunny.  I had such a busy week (3 grand opening events) that I decided to use this weekend for some much needed rest and relaxation.  This includes watching more House of Cards, playing video games

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Twelve Recipes Cookbook

Cookbook Giveaway: Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell

Cookbook Giveaway: Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell.

Hard Boiled Egg Toast Harissa Butter

Hard-Boiled Egg Toast with Harissa Butter

A simple and healthy hard-boiled egg toast recipe featuring a flavor-packed harissa butter. Perfect for lunch, dinner or snack!