The coolest thing just happened about five minutes ago.
My next door neighbor (high Alton and Jan) just came over to tell me how great he and his wife think my blog is and that they are now fans of “Chef Tieghan”. They even gave me a hand written note!
Apparently they are big foodies!
Here is something you have to know about our two houses. We can totally see into each others kitchens, we both have big picture windows that look directly into each other. Well actually their breakfast nook and our kitchen table. Oh, and the grills that we both use, yes even when our decks are covered in snow (a little snow will not stop serious foodies from grilling) are also in within viewing of each other.
I never told you guys, but I did an interview for our local paper here in Summit County and well, they read it! They suddenly understood why I was in the kitchen, pretty much during all daylight hours, and why I stand on chairs and take pictures of my food, in the middle of the afternoon.
I always wondered what they must be thinking when they see me snapping away, taking all those picture of food!
Alton came over, just to tell me how awesome they think I am doing. Seriously, how nice is that? I love that food can connect you with so many people, even unexpected ones!
Ok, enough sappy stuff (but seriously – how nice!). Let’s get to these lettuce wraps. Honestly, how awesome do these look? I love all the colors these things have going on! Spring is only a few days away and I am ready!
Hey, if the snow is not going to stop (which it won’t) I can at least eat like it’s spring!
Obviously it is no secret that we like Asian inspired food around here.
These Asian Grilled Salmon Pineapple and Rice Lettuce Wraps are maybe my best asian dish yet. First off, everything about them is healthy. Fish (hello O-mega 3s), fresh fruit, whole grains and veggies!. Second, the salmon and pineapple are just awesome when grilled and then slathered with a ginger-soy sauce dressing. Plus the brown rice, sugar snap peas and lettuce all add fiber and an extra bump of nutrition! Oh, yeah and then to top it off you have to drizzle it with honey glaze. It makes everything come together.
Not going to lie, everyone loved this. I mean look at it, how could you not? Extra bonus – Salmon + Pineapple make me feel like I am on a tropical vacation….
But then I look out the window and it’s back to reality.
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