Friday, May 18, 2012

Recipes :: Pickled Daikon

Perhaps you've noticed that I love Asian food? If you've seen me post on Instagram, you know I love Pho, Japanese ramen, curry, Korean BBQ, and sushi.  

So this week, after going to Mitsuwa market in NJ {mega Japanese grocery}, I spent a little time in the kitchen creating some of my faves: Korean dumplings, fried rice and some pickled Daikon. If you're unfamiliar with it, Daikon is just a delicious type of radish! Given the summer is about to hit central PA, pickled Daikon is the perfect summer side dish to any Asian inspired or American BBQ feast! Think pickled slaw...

Sweet, spicy and refreshing!
I love these because they are quick and easy! The crisp crunch of the carrots and daikon is refreshing and the spice of the jalapenos is just enough to wake you up!

Full recipe after the jump!


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Monday, May 14, 2012

A Glimpse Into My Life

Every now and then, life takes over and my house is left a little overgrown {yard, mail - rsvp's to events {yes, I'm coming}, clean laundry piles etc - eeek!}. Yes, I admit, I let this happen. I have this little problem with saying, "no." It's as if that word doesn't even exist.

But this weekend, I took a little time to start a book, watch uninterrupted TV while not multi-tasking and organize a few things.

Whew! I feel better already!

FYI, these bins were :: overflowing with mail, cooking magazines and receipts :: before the organization began!


This photo shows a bit about my life in case you don't know already...

I love pink
My husband loves blue
I found my favorite hat
We have located at least {1} set of our car keys {ha!}
I have a heap of reusable target bags {see red peeking out!}

Until next time,

Your :: organized and rested :: Caramel Girl


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Recipes :: Garlic Knots

Looking for a quick addition to the regular spaghetti night? Whip up some simple, easy {really!} garlic knots that are sure to please everyone. And there's hardly any kneading for those who shy away from breads :)



Full recipe and more photos after the jump!


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recipes :: Sausage & Red Lentil Soup - Healthy & Delish!

I've been trying to find ways to sneak a few healthy foods into my weekly meals. Running The Caramel Jar - although loads of fun, is a tad time consuming! Thus, finding yummy and healthy foods that will last more than one meal is essential. At last... I've created a lentil soup that is delicious, colorful and filled with tasty sausage and healthy lentils! I have a feeling even your kids will eat this one too!
This is one of my all time favorite soups!
Full recipe after the jump!


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