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Dashi Beans with Sausage Recipe

Dashi Beans

Dried beans are totally an underrated and under appreciated pantry staple that 100% deserve our attention. Sure, canned beans are a convenient alternative that often aid in making our lives easier, but if you know me, you know that I find beauty in preparing food without any shortcuts. I think that there is something so magical about enjoying a meal … Continue Reading

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Steak and Potato Salad with Gochujang Vinaigrette Recipe

Salad finished product

I cannot tell you how many salad recipes that I have made for dinner that do not translate well for lunch the next day. That’s right – I’ve opened up my pyrex containers the next day to many, sad, sad desk lunch salads. However, with this salad, recipe, it was my goal to create a bowl of greens that would … Continue Reading

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Sichuan Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice Bowls Recipe

Sichuan cooking, otherwise known as Szechuan, is a style of cooking that originates from the Sichuan Province of China. Sichuan cooking is known for bold, pungent flavors and spiciness that comes from garlic and chili peppers, as well as the flavor of Sichuan pepper – a unique spice that creates a tingly numbness in the mouth. Sichuan Pineapple Fried Rice … Continue Reading

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Citrus Paprika Chicken Paillard with Quick Pickled Onions Recipe

Plated chicken paillard

If you’ve never made chicken paillard, I’m willing to bet that after you give this recipe a whirl, it’ll become a part of your regular rotation. What does paillard mean, you ask? Paillard is simply a fancy French term for a boneless piece of meat, traditionally chicken or veal, that has been pounded thin.

It’s an extremely uncomplicated and versatile … Continue Reading

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Indian Grouper Tikka Recipe

The word tikka refers to small pieces of spicy pungent meat typically cooked in a tandoor (outdoor clay) oven.  The dish likely originated from northern India (Punjab) or Pakistan.

My fishmonger version of this dish is a pescatarian delight with highly spiced grouper in a skillet, a tangy pear chutney, topped with zesty red cabbage slaw, and an added Greek … Continue Reading

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Skillet Hasselback Potatoes with Herb Butter

Hasselback Potatoes with Herb Butter

Some people loathe cooking during the holiday season; however, I love it! In fact, I live for it. What’s my secret, you ask? I make it fun by preparing recipes that I actually enjoy cooking and eating. During the holiday season, most folks seem to feel an obligation to make certain things, such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other usual … Continue Reading

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Bone Broth Ramen with Gochujang Chicken Recipe

Ramen and sliced eggs and radishes

While the Fall and Winter months here in Florida aren’t quite as cold as other states, the majority of us still crave a comforting homemade serving of soup (it’s good for the soul). Bone broth is one of my go-to remedies when this craving strikes, mostly because of its versatility and health benefits. It’s idyllic to sip on alone, adds … Continue Reading

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Drunken Lobster n’ Grits Recipe

Drunken Lobster 'N Grits for Four During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

What’s better than Shrimp n’ Grits? Drunken Lobster n’ Grits of course! I’ve taken the traditional Shrimp n’ Grits recipe and made it a touch classier and more flavorful with my homemade Creole seasoning and a splash of rum. And let’s not forget about the lobster – the topping that puts this grits recipe into a category of its own.… Continue Reading

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Florida Cracker Claw and Clam Chowder Recipe

Florida Cracker Claw and Clam Chowder is an ultimate comfort food.  It’s rich, chock full of crab claw and clam meat, and seasoned with Cajun flair.  I created this dish with a twist on traditional Bostonian clam chowder by adding a hint of Southern culture, specifically blue crab claw meat, simple Creole seasoning, and white roux.  Brie and brandy are … Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Apple Galette Recipe

Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Apple Galette



One of my favorite parts about living in Florida is celebrating and enjoying everything that the seasons, like Fall, bring, without having to endure the chillier weather. Mainly, the seasonal food and ingredients, of course. To me, Fall screams comfort food- soups, stews, roasts, pies, etc., and I love to incorporate seasonal ingredients into these recipes as often as … Continue Reading

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Fishmonger Tuna Burger with Double-Barreled Potato Salad

Fishmonger Tuna Burger with a Side of Double Barreled Potato Salad

As a first-time blogger with St Petersburg Foodies, I thought I’d introduce myself and tell you a little about my passion for seafood.

I have loved seafood since I could crawl. As you’ll hear in my podcast, I’ve been fishing as long as I can remember. I have images in my head of me in a diaper with a fishing … Continue Reading

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BLT Tostadas with Tomato Confit Recipe

Another shot of the BLT Tostadas

In our home, Bacon is basically a food group. I know better than to return home from a grocery run without some. Of all of the meats out there, in my opinion, it’s the most versatile. Additionally, Mexican food seems to happen with some frequency in our kitchen, as well.  In fact, I think Mike would request that for every … Continue Reading

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Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella & Basil

Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella and Basil 2

Step aside, Avocado Toast, there’s a new and improved Toast in town! While there is absolutely nothing wrong with Avocado Toast, whatsoever (spoken by a true Avocado Toast enthusiast), why not step outside of the box a bit and give some other ingredients some time to shine during your weekend Brunch? Cue, Peach and Tomato Toast with Mozzarella & Basil.… Continue Reading

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Loaded Burger Bowls Recipe

Burger Bowl 2

Juicy burger patties straight from the grill piled high on toasted Brioche Buns with all of the fixings and a cold, cold beer- it screams summer. My mouth is watering with the thought of it, alone. However, that meal isn’t exactly swimsuit season friendly when consumed regularly- unwanted attributes that often accompany it are bloat and a side of guilt. … Continue Reading

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Snapper Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche, ready to serve

When it comes to cooking during these blazing-hot days and balmy evenings, we often want something cool and refreshing that doesn’t require standing over a hot stove. During this time of year, a no-cook meal is the best kind of meal- cue, Ceviche.

As the definition states, Ceviche is a South American dish that is comprised of marinated raw fish/seafood … Continue Reading

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