Pumpkin Coconut Pie

We’ve got a snowy day here in the DC area, and I figured it was a perfect day to share a sweet recipe that is a collaboration (well 20% us) with my mom.  We made this pie for Thanksgiving, and I have to say that it was a blast.  In all honesty, I found this better than your standard pumpkin pie that you can pick up from the store.

This pie we let sit for almost 2 days before finally serving, and it was still fantastic.  I was shocked at how the crust pulled away from the pan like a traditional pie, and the crust is really delicious.  Not too sweet, a little crumbly, and not too dry (which sometimes happens with these gluten free crust/bread/sweets recipes).  We hope you’ll try it and let us know how it comes out!

Spinach Soufflé

We eat a lot of spinach. It’s one of our favorite vegetables. We eat sautéed spinach as a side with at least a few breakfasts, lunches, or dinners each week. As delicious as sautéed spinach is, sometimes we need a little variety.

So, in the excitement of all the holiday cooking, I decided to try my hand at spinach soufflé. How hard could it be, right? Honestly, it’s not that hard–if you have a mixer. I can whip egg white by hand, but the mixer makes it so much easier! The real trick, is patience. Be patient with your egg whites and you shall be rewarded. Give this recipe a try. You’ll see what I mean.

Coconut-Lime Chicken Thighs

Coconut-Lime Chicken Thigh

If you haven’t had something with coconut and lime this summer, then you haven’t had a real summer. Coconut and lime are a classic summer combination and I love them. The tangy, bright and refreshing taste of lime with the smooth, slightly sweet coconut and just a touch of spice (implied), it makes everything nice! Shrimp, chicken, drinks, veggies—I could do a lot with coconut and lime. Perhaps I should do a series…?

The coconut’s origins are debated by botanists and food historians, but in my personal history meals involving coconut and lime were a rare and special treat with no particular regional history. Whether the recipe was inspired by Hawaiian, Thai or Caribbean flavors, I loved it and savored every bite. And the coconut and lime pairings have ranked among my favorites: coconut-lime shrimp skewers, coconut-lime granita, curry over coconut-lime rice, etc.