Framed Cooks http://www.framedcooks.com My life. One recipe at a time. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:51:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/08/roasted-salmon-with-mango-salsa.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/08/roasted-salmon-with-mango-salsa.html#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15891 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa ---

Before I get started on this recipe for roasted salmon with mango salsa, I need to say this: I don't know about you, but in the heat of summer I like to get myself in and out of the kitchen as soon as possible...but I still stubbornly want a hot dinner. Oh sure, I can go for a nice cool soup or salad now and again, but most of the time...hot food = dinner. So I am constantly on the prowl for things that I can make in August while still looking like a virtual blur in terms of in the kitchen and then rapidly out of the kitchen. Things that are warm and wonderful, but that still taste like summertime. Things like this tender flaky roasted salmon topped with a cool and slightly spicy mango salsa, all nestled in a bed of warm baby spinach. Good and good for you and fast in and out of the kitchen and ahhhh...

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Cookie Sheet Clambake! http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/08/cookie-sheet-clambake.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/08/cookie-sheet-clambake.html#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15840 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Cookie Sheet Clambake! ---

I should start out by confessing right here and now that I have never in my life been to an actual clambake. I think they involve things like digging a hole in the sand, and wrapping things in seaweed, and other feats that I know I am never, ever going to pull off. Not unless someone invites me to a clambake and tells me exactly what to do. I would make a great clambake assistant, I think. But since there are no clambake invitations on my calendar, and since I know they involve clams which I do love, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own clambake. INSIDE. With a cookie sheet instead of a pit. So with apologies to the clambake purists out there, here goes!

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Cucumber Mint Noodles http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/cucumber-mint-noodles.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/cucumber-mint-noodles.html#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15837 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Cucumber Mint Noodles ---

One of the great discoveries my summer so far has been that noodles can come from many places. I already knew about the pasta boxes that line my pantry, but apparently there is this whole world of carrot and squash and cucumber and probably millions of other fresh summer veggies that make dang good noodles. That discovery, along with a gift of some cucumbers and the mint that is taking over the world in my back yard led me to one of my current noodle crushes: cucumber mint noodles, which are dressed with an easy lemon ginger sauce to give them a little kick. Let's talk noodles!

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Framed Cooks Does The Whole 30! http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/framed-cooks-does-the-whole-30.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/framed-cooks-does-the-whole-30.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15835 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Framed Cooks Does The Whole 30! ---

Today I am embarking on a 30 day adventure that I still can’t quite believe I’m going on. It’s called The Whole 30, and it includes eating all kinds of wonderful lean protein, big piles of fresh veggies, small piles of fresh fruits, and good for you fats like avocado and olive oil and cashews. It does not include sugar or pasta or rice or any other type of gluten or grain. It does not include cheese or ice cream or anything else dairy. It does not include legumes (which bothers me not one little bit because I have yet to meet a legume that I like. Except peanuts. I heart peanuts.). It does not include WINE. So why would a bacon and cheese and wine-loving girl like me go down this road?

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Warm Ham and Potato Salad http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/warm-ham-and-potato-salad.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/warm-ham-and-potato-salad.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15836 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Warm Ham and Potato Salad ---

We are smack in the middle of fresh vegetable season...they have us surrounded, and I love it. I'm looking for any and all ways to fresh-vegetable-up every meal we have, and this is one of my new favorite ways of dealing with the piles and piles of fresh green beans. I buy them by the boatload at our local farm market, and while I am perfectly content to crunch on them just as they are, they are also the perfect mix-in with ham, baby potatoes and a light mustard dressing. Quick and easy and summertime delicious!

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Pina Colada Fruit Salad http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/pina-colada-fruit-salad.html http://www.framedcooks.com/2015/07/pina-colada-fruit-salad.html#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.framedcooks.com/?p=15834 ---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Pina Colada Fruit Salad ---

I would like to say that I came up with this deliciously dramatic dessert all on my own, but it's a variation on the one we look forward to every time we visit our favorite bed and breakfast at the Jersey Shore. It's a beautiful plateful of fresh fruit, aromatic mint with a scoop of sorbet on the top for good measure...all served up in a fresh pineapple shell. It's the perfect breakfast, lunch or even dinner treat, and while I love it best at that B&B (and more on them below), it's also something I make from time to time in my own kitchen, for both the good taste and the good memories. So speaking of those memories...

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