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 Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

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I just love the taste of a crispy and spicy buffalo wing slathered with some tangy blue cheese dressing. The combination is so delectable! The only thing is, they are so messy to eat. So, I was thinking of trying another version [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spuma di Tonno

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Spuma di Tonno, or tuna mousse, is one of my favorite easy appetizers to whip up for a party. This is a Michael Chiarello recipe and it’s soooooo addictive. Every time I make this for a party, people cannot stop eating it. I love that fact that the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Heirloom Tomato and Basil Tart Recipe

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Heirloom tomatoes… don’t you just love them? Whether you have them on a sandwich, or in a salad, they are one of my favorite things to enjoy from the garden. I just love their fresh juicy, and flavorful taste, and how colorful [Read more…]

Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe from Stranded Foodie 

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I’m on a bruschetta kick and I have some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes which will be perfect for today’s recipe. My inspiration came from one of my favorite Bay Area Italian restaurants which serves this simple delectable tomato and [Read more…]

Creamy Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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For me, there’s nothing like a flavorful cool and creamy tzatziki dip. If you like Mediterranean food as I do, then you should have this recipe in your foodie file. It’s tangy and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Warm Artichoke, Green Chiles, & Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Dip

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One of my favorite comforting appetizers to make for the Super Bowl game, is my warm artichoke, green chiles, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dip. My recipe is a take on this classic 80’s dip, but I cut back the mayonnaise and add sour cream to the recipe. Then, I add some minced green onions and Italian [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Flavorful Classic Ceviche

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I’m craving my favorite easy and flavorful ceviche. It’s also the perfect party appetizer, or when you just want something fresh and light to that’s also full of great taste. I combine fresh white fish like halibut or red snapper with lime, some spicy chiles and creamy avocado. Then, I pile the mixture onto some [Read more…]

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

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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…]

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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Just thinking about a flavorful grilled Thai chicken satay that’s slathered with homemade peanut sauce. On my… for me, that’s Thai foodie goodness! It’s easy to whip up a batch and all you do is marinate some chicken breast pieces and thread them on skewers for grilling. For the peanut sauce, add [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Stuffed Cucumber Cups with Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Fresh Dill

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These pretty little cucumber cups are filled with a simple, yet tasty mixture of cream cheese, flaked smoked salmon, capers, and some fresh dill. Don’t they look gorgeous? These delectable appetizers will allure your guests to the table so make sure to make enough of [Read more…]