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Salty/Spicy/Sweet Noodles

Clean Cleanse: Week 1 Recap + Salty/Spicy/Sweet Noodles

Don’t worry we aren’t turning into a health blog! Just giving some healthier options in time for Spring cleaning. First up, my recap of week 1 on the cleanse followed by a recipe for Salty/Spicy/Sweet Noodles! Hint: they’re not actually noodles…Skip to the bottom if you just want the recipe! Let me preface this recap by saying that for those of you who I don’t know personally, I work in events for a restaurant group and catering company. As you can imagine, this isn’t the most conducive environment for any type of restrictive diet. This week was especially trying as I had events almost every night of the week and each one with a food item I had not yet tried. GREAT TIMING. A sampling of the things I didn’t eat: croissant apple cinnamon bread pudding with caramel sauce, my FAVORITE mac n’ cheese in hors d’oeuvres form, a porchetta slider on focaccia, a 6′ muffaletta hero, and a remoulade macaroni salad. Did. Not. Eat. Not. A. Single. Bite. Or. Taste. I think if I …

Mango Avocado Salad

Clean Cleanse: Mango Avocado Salad Recipe

Just a quick note to say hey! I’m still alive! and no, I haven’t broken the cleanse. Also to post this recipe which was oh so popular on our instagram this week. If you aren’t following us, get on it! Noshandtell is the username of course. This mango avocado salad is fool proof and requires NO cooking! Mary Helen…I’m looking at you. (she’s starting the cleanse this week and is slightly challenged in the kitchen). It’s refreshing and absolutely delicious. I crave it now! Do yourself a favor and make this light salad for lunch next week. Print Mango Avocado Salad Author: Whitney Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins   Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves [ I omitted these bc I didn’t have on hand and salad was still delicious] 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds [I used white bc I didn’t have these] Salt and pepper to taste Instructions After you have the …

A Light Summer Potato Salad

SOME people would call me a picky eater. I have to admit I do tend to stray away from certain grotesque foods. But other than that, I really do try to keep an open mind. The greatest of the “grotesque foods” is by far mayo. It’s white, gloppy, gooey, fattening and just makes everything creamy in all the wrong sort of ways. I’m sure about 75% of people in this world will disagree with me-including all of my closest friends and boyfriend. But for the lucky 25% of you who agree, this is an excellent potato salad recipe sans mayo and all the yuckiness it embodies, avec lots of flavor.   I found this recipe in Bon Appetite magazine and was instantly intrigued. To be honest, I’ve never had potato salad before because said enemy, mayo, was always involved. But this recipe utilized other flavor enhancers like lemon juice, herbs and spices, and even bacon. So goodbye white, messy potato salad. Hello potato + salad = YUM. Potato Salad with Rosemary, Lemon and Bacon Adapted …

New Years Eve Dinner Nosh & Tell Style

I feel like New Years Eve is never as fun as it should be. Like it gets built up so much and then either plans don’t work out or a bar is too crowded, etc. etc. But this year was pretty good, spent with good friends and in my favorite place: home. The only downside: the fact that it was SO FREAKIN’ COLD in Nashville this year! That made for misery during our attempts of getting a cab home. I got to see the guitar drop–a new feature for downtown Nashville this year–and I have to say it was awesome. I vaguely recall a massive multicolored guitar descending over the river front at midnight and I ¬†also remember being way into it (got the pictures to prove it) so I feel confident that it was great. Yes, I did say the guitar drop in Nashville was great, don’t judge me. Another part of New Years Eve that I particularly enjoyed was how I spent my last day of 2009: cooking. Some friends and I decided …

Union Square Green Market – Heirloom Tomato Salad

There are some aspects of summer that we wait patiently all year to enjoy. Some wait for the sun and a tan, others wait for the rolling waves at the beach. You know what I wait for? Heirloom tomatoes. Heirlooms are not just your ordinary tomato. They are a wide range of colors and sizes and pack a delicious sweet, yet acidic punch of flavor. Yesterday I stopped at the Union Square Green Market to peek around at all the fresh produce. When I go there, I always feel like a kid in a candy store because everything just looks so tasty. What could be better than herbs freshly picked in the morning and put into your lunch in the afternoon? I happened upon a little tent selling loads of little heirloom tomatoes. Each small carton was 4 dollars. The carton was chock full of little red guys, large orange guys, stripy green guys and other variations. 4 bucks for that bucket of goodness? Absolutely. I continued on walking and found a tent that had …

Whit’s Tidbits: Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing

I am very weird about which types of fish I will eat and which I will not. Mostly I like uncooked fish, like raw fish in sushi–I’ll pretty much eat any type if it comes wrapped up in some seaweed and rice! But when it comes to fish that is actually cooked I am VERY picky. I pretty much only eat tilapia and salmon. I think my palate is starting to mature a little so I’m getting better about eating more varieties of our gilled friends, but for now I like the most bland and non-fishy fish. Again, if you give me tuna tartare I will eat it in about 2.5 seconds–I love it, but if you sautee that same tuna filet then you best find me some chicken to eat! Anyway, the other day when Ariel and I were tooling around in the grocery as we normally do I saw that they had Tilapia on special so I picked some up and made some for dinner a few nights ago. I didn’t want to …