Recipes

Thin and Crispy Fig, Jalapeño, and Salami Pizza

Thin and Crispy Fig, Jalapeño, and Salami Pizza

My husband and I started fostering dogs from the Humane Society earlier this year as a way to help us heal after our dog, Brea, passed away in 2015. She died suddenly, so it took us a long time to get over the shock and […]

24 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

24 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

Happy Saturday, everyone! I’ve decided to revamp The Boozy Oyster’s Weekend Fun Lists to include more recipes from other bloggers in addition to the usual fun stuff. For this first installment, I’ve decided to bring you some of the best and most delicious ways to […]

Spicy Chicken Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Chicken Loaded Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know that food and cooking are very meaningful to me. This recipe for chicken tinga, a type of shredded chicken in a spicy chipotle and tomato sauce, is particularly special. It’s also one of the easiest and […]

Garlicky Grilled Shrimp and Raw Oysters with a Chive Blossom Mignonette

Garlicky Grilled Shrimp and Raw Oysters with a Chive Blossom Mignonette

Grilling season is upon us, so I wanted to share an easy and elegant grilled meal that makes use of one of my favorite things about spring: chive blossoms. I started growing my own chives in containers about two years ago, and I was delighted […]

Breakfast Tostadas Two Ways (Gluten Free)

Breakfast Tostadas Two Ways (Gluten Free)

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. There’s nothing I enjoy more than lying in bed on a Saturday morning thinking about all the delicious things I could have for breakfast. Should I keep it straightforward and just have bacon and eggs? Or […]

Julia Mueller’s Protein Pancakes

Julia Mueller’s Protein Pancakes

As a self-taught cook, cooking blogs and cooking shows have been really important when it comes to developing my culinary skills. Cooking with alternative flours like almond flour felt particularly scary until I came across Julia Mueller’s fabulous blog, The Roasted Root. Not only are […]

Cucumber Spears with Sumac Salt and Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Cucumber Spears with Sumac Salt and Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Author Margaret Visser describes salt as “the policeman of taste: it keeps the various flavors of a dish in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker.” Until recently, I would have probably disagreed with Ms. Visser. To me salt was just… well, […]

Tuna Salad with Chipotle Mayo

Tuna Salad with Chipotle Mayo

Lunch is my Everest.  It doesn’t matter how carefully I plan or how much prep I do beforehand, I always end up having a sad bagel at least once a week. It’s even worse when I decide to pack my own lunch. For some reason, […]

Costa Rican-Style Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo

Costa Rican-Style Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo

Welcome, my fellow boozy oysters! I’m so excited to start sharing my love for cooking and cocktails with all of you. It seemed fitting to have my first recipe in The Boozy Oyster be the first thing I learned how to cook.  While I won’t […]