All posts by JoyAldrich

Stir-fried Vegetables in Black Bean Butter Sauce

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  Stir-fried Vegetables in Black Bean Butter Sauce   Print Fermented black bean paste …. Read More

Ahi Carpaccio

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We <3 Sushi!  Sansei in Kihei, Maui, is our favorite place to eat it. …. Read More

Coconut Water Chiller

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Coconut water!  It’s everywhere.  Have you noticed?  I recently picked up a bottle to …. Read More

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

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Aloha!  I am writing this from our home-away-from-home in Maui, Hawaii.  I’m always on …. Read More

Breakfast Tacos

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  I got my love for celebrating holidays from my mom, …. Read More

Perfect Margaritas

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Perfect Margaritas   Print You’ll need to plan ahead for this recipe. The “flavor …. Read More

Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

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“Sometimes me think ‘what is a friend?’ and then me think… friend is what …. Read More

Italian Breakfast Strata

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Happy weekend!  Is it just me or is it really starting to feel like …. Read More

Cuban Sandwiches at Paseo

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“Wait, Joy!  I need to take a picture!”  Yep.  That’s my twitchy hand ready …. Read More

Buttermilk Chicken

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I’ve finally found it!  The PERFECT, EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER recipe that makes everyone (especially …. Read More

Easter Brunch Egg Nests

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I’ve been away for awhile – sorry!  I wish I had some awesome excuse …. Read More

White Wine Spaghetti

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  Hey!  Waddaya do when you find the perfect item on the menu at …. Read More

And the winner is…

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Jackie!  Here’s her hilarious response to our Question of the Week:  Who would you …. Read More

Springtime Hummus with Artichoke and Lemon

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My lovely friend, Cara, recently took a fabulous family vacation to Italy.  Her kids …. Read More

Kitchen Gadget Giveaway Contest, Week 3

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When I was a little girl, I loved to help my mom in the …. Read More

And the winner is…

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Manda!  Here’s what she responded to our Question of the Week: In your wildest  favorite …. Read More

Rosemary Irish Soda Bread

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  A bit o’ luck o’ the Irish helped me create an easy and …. Read More

Guinness Marinated Flank Steak

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Guinness Marinated Flank Steak   Print Author: A Passionate Plate Recipe type: Main Dish, …. Read More

March Contest – Kitchen Gadget Giveaways! – Week 2

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  It’s official!  We’ve sprung-ahead one hour, or in other words, we’ve lost an …. Read More

Dutch Baby Pancakes

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How did that Perfect Omelette taste this morning?  Did you make it for yourself, …. Read More

And the winner is…

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Julie!  Here’s what she responded to our Question of the Week:  Which kitchen gadget …. Read More

The Perfect Omelette

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Is there anything better than sleeping in on a Sunday morning?  Uh, yeah!  Breakfast …. Read More

Spring Fruit Salad

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It’s starting to happen!  Yummy (local) fruits are making an appearance at the grocery …. Read More

Chicken Picadillo with Quick Pickled Carrots and Jalapenos

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Last night was The Amazing Race night!  Our friends, Rob and Cathy, join us …. Read More

March Contest – Kitchen Gadget Giveaways!

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Happy Spring!  Spring cleaning.  Spring forward.  Spring training.  Spring rolls. Spring into action. I …. Read More

Quick Homemade Chicken Stock

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Quick Homemade Chicken Stock   Print To save time and the mess, I call …. Read More

Churros and Chocolate

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Mem-ories… of the most decadent breakfast I’ve ever had woke me up from a …. Read More

Cheddar Pepper Biscotti

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When I was planning for my good friend, Rob’s, Brewery Tour Birthday Party last …. Read More

Chocolate Cream Pie

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I was on a MISSION!  Rob’s birthday was coming up, but we wanted to …. Read More

(Heart-shaped) Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

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My mom taught me that showing LOVE through food doesn’t have to be time-consuming …. Read More

White Chocolate Soup with Frozen Berries

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  “I could easily drink a gallon of this!” and “Do you have any …. Read More

Brandy Green Peppercorn Sauce

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Hel-lo!  Once you try this sauce, you might not enjoy a steak any other …. Read More

Bubble Garlic Bread

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How crazy is it that I actually get excited about new garlic bread recipes?! …. Read More

French Custard Toast (Pain Perdu)

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Love.  Food.  Hmmmmm….sometimes I believe they are one in the same.  That is especially …. Read More

Salty, Sweet, Sticky Wings

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Happy Super Bowl XLVI Weekend!  To be honest, I really don’t care that much …. Read More

A Passionate Plate’s First Contest Give-Away

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In the month of February, we’ll be celebrating Love (and Like).  Mary has already …. Read More

Greek Orzo Salad

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Mary is SO right!  We are really lucky to have some really great markets …. Read More

Roasted Tomato and Yellow Pepper Soup

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  This soup had me humming all day long!  “You are my sunshine, my …. Read More

Spinach-Orange Salad

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Remember that old saying about a man and his stomach?  Well, I think this …. Read More

Asiago and Artichoke Heart Dip

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Ski weekend is officially underway. We haven’t put on our skis yet, but we …. Read More

Hearty Minestrone Soup

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It was cold here today!  I’m of the opinion that if it’s going to …. Read More

Vegetable Stock

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  Vegetable Stock   Print Author: A Passionate Plate Recipe type: Soup Ingredients 2 …. Read More

How to Cook Dry Beans

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The local Farmers Market often has a wonderful selection of fresh, dry beans and …. Read More

West Seattle Farmers Market

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Mary and I hit up the West Seattle Farmers Market today.  I had read …. Read More

Thai Curry Chicken

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  Do you have a recipe that you crave frequently?  Our go-to, craved-often meal …. Read More

Kale, Banana and Apple Smoothie

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  We were at the store last night and I said to Toby, “I …. Read More

Mini Frittatas

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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  Smoothies made with fruits, veggies and …. Read More

Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

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I received an interesting fortune in my cookie yesterday.  It read, “Your place in …. Read More

Hoppin’ John Soup

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When Mary asked me to do a post in preparation for New Year’s Day, …. Read More

Peppermint Ice Cream Candy Cane Lane Cake

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  My husband, Toby, suggested we take our turn hosting his family for Christmas …. Read More

Chocolate Strawberry Rugelach

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I love this time of year when I can bake to my heart’s content …. Read More