The Hungry Wandering Surfer


Hello all! It’s been too long since I’ve posted a recipe (work and baby on the way will do that) so I wanted to get this one up I made the other night to share with some good friends that just had their own new baby! There was a sale on hams at the grocery store so I got one with making a soup from the bone in mind. It cost just… Read More

I came up with this recipe by just using what I had around the house from grocery shopping over the weekend. It was a chilly night (for San Diego anyway) and I wanted something that would be easy to make but hearty and warming as well. I had some lentils in the pantry and figured a simple stew with the lentils, sausage and kale would do just the trick!   Ingredients: 5 sweet Italian… Read More

Hello All! With all the holiday and baby-on-the-way excitement lately my blog has, unfortunately, taken a back seat the past month or so. Well it’s time to get back on the horse (so to speak) and post a new recipe I have been working on! This recipe is for “Turkey sausage and white bean chili” which has quickly become one of my favorites for cold weather. Its hearty and warming while being… Read More

Hello all and happy Tuesday! With it getting chillier by the day (especially in some parts of the country!) I’ve been craving a good hearty soup. My original plan was to make split pea with ham however Trader Joes didn’t have any split peas so I (somewhat) shifted gears to making a lentil and ham soup instead. To be totally honest I did basically the exact same thing I would have done… Read More

Hello All and Happy Thursday! It’s been a while since I got a new post up so in honor of football season starting tonight (Go Pack Go!) I’m going to put up the recipe for my Grandpa’s famous Bourbon Dogs! These delicious little numbers were made for football games and any large gatherings as they are as simple and tasty as can be… Especially if you like Bourbon and sausage! A funny… Read More

Happy Friday All! Today’s recipe has quickly become one of my favorites over the last couple years for its amazing flavors and ability to feed a larger group, or make a lot of tasty leftovers. Anything you make in the crock pot should inherently be fairly easy and with only about 15 minutes of prep my carnitas recipe is basically a “set it and forget it!” Usually in the summertime just to… Read More

Today’s recipe is a super easy and delicious “digestif” called limoncello (also known as lemoncello). A “digestif” is a drink/cocktail you usually sip after dinner as a palate cleanser and in theory to aid digestion. I fell in love with this tasty little drink on Christmas Eve 2 years ago in Chicago. My Fiancée, her parents and I went to a great little Italian restaurant for Christmas Eve Dinner as her apartment… Read More

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! For today’s post I am going to put up my first “Nena tip and recipe”. Nena was my Grandma Helen and she was a woman well ahead of her time. She practiced a healthy holistic lifestyle before it was ever known as a “lifestyle”. She was a cook, author, gardener, reflexologist, unlicensed family therapist, and simply an amazing woman all… Read More

The 2nd meatless Monday recipe I’ll be posting today may just be the most simple yet delicious appetizer I have ever come up with! Grilling the Brie makes it extra creamy and adds a nice layer of smokiness to the rind. Placing a couple thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes on top of the grilled baguette puts this recipe over the top!   Ingredients: 1 French baguette 1 whole wheel of Brie cheese rind on… Read More

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and got outside to enjoy some summer sun with friends and/or loved ones! For today’s first post I am going to go over the recipe for a super fresh and delicious summer tomato, cucumber and feta salad. I have so many beautiful heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers ripe right now and this recipe is perfect for showcasing their amazing taste and gorgeous colors! There are… Read More