On the grill

Grilled Fish Tacos with Cantaloupe-Pineapple Salsa

May 4, 2012
Fish Tacos with Cantaloupe-Pineapple Salsa

Back when we were dating, Jason would to drag me to an Astros games a few times a month. He lucked out – he found a girl who loved sports (really, just football) and beer (mostly margaritas) and would listen to three hours of pitching analysis and commentary. (He was cute and had some serious [...]

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The Texican Burger

April 23, 2012
The Texican Burger

Growing up in southeast Texas, when you asked someone if they wanted a carbonated beverage, the conversation went something like this: Me: Do you want a coke? Not me: Yes. Me: What kind? Not me: Dr. Pepper. Everything was a “coke.” But no one I knew actually drank Coke. I mostly now call that drink [...]

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Grilled Oysters

April 3, 2012
Grilled Oysters with Monterrey Jack and Pico de Gallo

Living on the Gulf Coast has its perks. The ability to garden nearly year-round, swimming the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and having access to some of the freshest seafood anywhere. The trade-off is hurricane season, mosquitoes the size of rats, and wicked humidity. We deal. There’s usually booze involved. But we deal. Oysters are among my [...]

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Grapefruit Marinated Fajitas

February 16, 2012
Grapefruit Marinated Fajitas

Most Friday nights, you’ll find us on the back patio, margaritas in hand, listening to the sizzle of fajitas on the grill. And for the 6 weeks out of the year that it’s too cold to grill, you’ll find us at one of our favorite Tex Mex restaurants, trying to talk over the sizzling order [...]

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Grilled Naan

September 7, 2011
Grilled naan

Every group of ethnic foods seems to have at least one gateway food – something that is at least partially recognizable to the uninitiated. Something that isn’t so scary. Grilled naan is one of those foods. The promise of a tall pile of soft, buttery, garlicky grilled flatbread was enough to get an Indian-inspired dish [...]

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Honey-Glazed Chicken, Peach, and Sweet Potato Skewers

September 1, 2011
Chicken, peach, and sweet potato skewers

Are you tired of grilled foods? Me, neither The 30-day streak of 100+ degree weather, now that’s a different story. But not the foods that come along with it. Sweet, juicy peaches and sweet potatoes are excellent grilled. And they’re even better when skewered and paired with a tangy glaze and crunchy, spiced pecans. Don’t [...]

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Maple Vinaigrette

August 23, 2011
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Maple Vinaigrette

The outdoor thermometer read 108 degrees yesterday. One hundred and eight. But despite the fact that summer is still going strong and southeast Texas is only going to get hotter (waaaah!) before it gets cooler, we’ve started seeing just the faintest hints of a distant end to summer: “Meet the teacher night” announcements on the [...]

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Grilled Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato-Yogurt Sauce

August 16, 2011
Grilled Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato-Yogurt Sauce

The Foodie Groom and I, we’re a team. I cook, he cleans. I whinemention that the kitchen stinks, he takes out the garbage. We share “early days,” alternating who gets “lucky” and has to get up with the toddler at 6 am. And we share menu planning duties. The process is very technical. I ask [...]

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