Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Recipe of Orange, Avocado, and Arugula Salad with Smoky Chipotle Cilantro Dressing


I’m really enjoying all the varieties of oranges that are in season right now. I especially love the navel, Cara Cara (which is a variety of navel orange with a rosy red interior), and blood oranges. They are all so sweet and [Read more…]

Classic Caesar Salad Recipe from Stranded Foodie


A great Caesar salad is all about the dressing, and some really good parmesan cheese to shower on the salad. You know, the good stuff… Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. So incredibly tasty, it’s known as the king of parmesan cheese! There are only a few ingredients [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint


It’s grilling season and I’m looking forward to having several backyard barbecues this summer. My menu always includes a couple of salads, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. The ideal salad would include combining different seasonal ingredients, but with a nice twist. So, while watching an episode of “The Chew” [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Creamy, Lemony, Potato Salad with Fresh Peas and Dill


English peas are finally in season. Yea! They are sweet and delectable right out of their cute little pods. But I bought so many (I could’t resist!) so I’m going to add some into my creamy style potato salad. This potato salad is pretty decadent [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Stuffed Avocado Halves with Garlic Shrimp, Tomatoes and Cilantro


I’m always looking for ways to use avocados. I just love their creamy taste and texture. For me, I think they are especially delectable in salads. But not just any salad. Today, I’m stuffing each avocado half with with shrimp sautéed in garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro. A pinch of red pepper [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fig and Nectarine Salad with Shaved Parmesan


Sweet pretty Black Mission figs are calling me right now! I’m finding them everywhere… in my local grocery stores and farmers market. They are candy sweet and so delectable in a salad especially when paired with some salty nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I can’t resist that sweet and salty [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Corn, Cherry Tomato, Orange Bell Pepper, and Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 


Roasting and grilling are my favorite ways to cook many vegetables. It’s just so much more flavorful that steaming. I especially adore fresh picked corn that’s been roasted and shaved right off the cob. It stays crispy and sweet especially perfect for this salad. I’ve also added more summer garden goodies like some sweet cherry [Read more…]

Frisée Salad with Roasted Colorful Beets, Marcona Almonds, Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I love that beets are not just for the fall and winter months and I’m especially fond of all the varieties which are more plentiful this time of year. I was lucky enough to [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Basic French Vinaigrette


After being invited over to dinner at a friend’s house, she asked me if I would help her make a vinaigrette for her salad. The fresh vinaigrette she whipped up for the salad was so delectable. With only a few simple ingredients you can [Read more…]

Stacked Tomato and Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette


I just love the presentation of this salad. Isn’t it absolutely stunning? Tomatoes are so plentiful right now, so you can use delicious heirlooms or use a variety of colors. How about red, yellow and orange tomatoes? That would also [Read more…]