About MeMy name is Kristen. I am an office worker by day, journalist by trade and an aspiring foodie with a developing travel addiction by night. I also really like penguins. Check out my website: www.kjputch.com
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Category Archives: Recipes
There are certain dishes that seem to have been lost in time, destined to stay in a specific decade, never to be resurrected. One my favorites is fondue. A dish that screams 1974, in an olive-green pot over an open … Continue reading
One of the best parts of going to a restaurant is being able to get food that you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it’s a special sauce, a unique side dish or an out of this world burger – … Continue reading
Nothing cries junk food like French fries. Eat them with ketchup, mustard, vinegar, hot sauce …it doesn’t matter; they go with just about any dish. Traditional fries are made from potatoes, but, in case you haven’t figured it out by … Continue reading
So what’s my twist on this wonderful piece of food-dom? No crust. No, I’m not saying eating just the cheese and sauce (even though that is my favorite part), I’m talking about putting the traditional pizza toppings on something other than dough. Continue reading
So, on to experiment number 2: Pesto. I love pesto. It’s filled with garlic and it’s a lovely shade of green. And making pesto is a snap. All you need is fresh basil, olive oil, minced garlic, grated parmesean cheese and pine nuts (a word to the wise, however, pine nuts are EXPENSIVE, so I just leave them out, but that’s your call). Continue reading
I have learned something through my adventures, something very important. Groceries stores love to make the things I enjoy very, very expensive. Example #1: hummus. I LOVE hummus, it’s healthy and delicious. But, try and get in a grocery store, you’re looking to pay $4 for a small tub. On my single girl budget, not the most economically friendly food item, but the food item I can’t seem to live without. Continue reading
If there is one thing you are sure to learn from this blog, is that I am a huge lover of finger foods and dips. I could eat every meal made up of appetizers. But the problem with many of my favorites is that they have a cream based, with is extremely high in fat and calories.
But here is the good news: I’ve found a way around that part. One of my favorite dishes is chicken wing dip. It’s spicy, creamy, and above all, absolutely delish. Normally, this dish is made with regular ranch dressing and cream cheese, but by swapping these out with their lower, or non-fat cousins, the dip retains it’s flavor, without the extra calories. Continue reading