Halibut with Pineapple Soy Ginger Sauce + a Le Creuset Giveaway

I am very excited to bring you another new super easy to make and healthy recipe on the blog today with my Halibut with Soy Ginger Pineapple Sauce. This post is sponsored by Le Creuset and there is a giveaway at the end of the post for a brand new Stainless Steel Le Creuset pan! Yay!!

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I have never been the typical “chick” when it comes to gifts. I am not into shoes, purses, accessories, jewelry. In the almost 10 years my husband and I have been together he has given me a total of 4 pieces of jewelry, two being my engagement and wedding rings. He has it easy!! Sort of. I still like presents, just the bling I like comes in the form of shiny items for my kitchen. But, since he is a fantastic cook and we love spending time together in the kitchen its a win-win for him too. He loves new kitchen “toys” also.  Growing up I always asked for odd things, like new mud tires for my jeep, not really typical girly presents. I would much rather have an appliance or some new cookware than anything else. Considering how much time I spend in my kitchen, that is understandable. Or new camera gear. I am always down for a new lens.

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Walnuts and Blueberries

Since there are probably about a gazillion different versions of this zucchini ribbon salad online, I am not going to talk about it today. I am going to talk about my great Aunt Lilly instead. I made this salad for her when she was here visiting a month ago. She loved it.
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Lilly was born in 1918 in Vienna, Austria. She was the oldest of three kids, my grandpa Eric (My mom’s dad) was her younger brother and they had another sister, Mimi, that all I know about was that she was “slow” due to a birth accident. They grew up wealthy with a governess and a cook taking care of them and  they only saw their parents on Sundays. My aunt had a pretty normal childhood other than that, went to school, played at the playground across the street from their house.  She said sweets were never served during the week, they were saved until sundays where they would have traditional Austrian desserts, cakes and pastries. All made by their cook. I have many of these recipes that were handed down to my Aunt and Grandpa. My grandmother made many of the recipes when I was a kid as well.  My aunt and grandpa came to the United States October of 1938. They escaped and from what we know they lost their parents and sister Mimi to Hitler. Its not something my aunt or grandpa ever talked about too much. Lilly studied dress making and my grandpa entered the military. Since they both spoke German my grandpa ended up as a spy for the United States Air Force. His history is amazing and maybe I will talk about that in another post one day.

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Boozy Cherry Clafoutis for Bastille Day

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Cherry Clafoutis. Say that three times fast

OOOOHHH La la!! Holiday Food Party time and we are going French and celebrating Bastille Day!! When the group was chatting about what holiday to make recipes for next after we posted for Mother’s Day, we thought it was a long time between that and Halloween so we wanted [...]


5qt Artisan KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Normally I have a recipe to go with a giveaway post, but time has slipped away from me this month ( How is it almost July already??) and so I will make this post short and sweet and to the point. A fabulous group of bloggers and myself are giving away a KitchenAid Mixer!!

Miss in [...]


Orange Sesame Grilled Salmon #ManMadeFood

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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so to be a good girlfriend , wife or significant other you should cook him good meals.  I don’t know who came up with that phrase or where it came from, but  I find it rather silly since it was my husband’s cooking [...]


Spicy Ahi Tuna Sliders with Crispy Maui Onions Strings #BurgerWeek

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This recipe almost didn’t happen this week. Technical difficulties and life was getting in the way. I was supposed to share these on Wednesday but I had to postpone, and since today is the last day of #BurgerWeek I say ” better late than never”, right?

A blogging friend of mine asked the other day if [...]


Summertime Grilled Hobo Pies and Berries in Red Wine Syrup #SummerGetaway

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YAY!! Its finally summer!! One of our first fun meals of the summer are these grilled hobo pies for an outside bbq brunch. Also? Mimosas ( of course) and berries with red wine syrup and the berries are cooked on the grill as well. I am all about grilling everything this summer, I wouldn’t mind [...]


Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Doughnuts

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I guess today is national doughnut day. Or is it donut? Does it matter the spelling? It seems to be quite the split camp about the spelling. Some say the GH in doughnuts is too cumbersome, I think the GH makes it look harder to pronounce ( I have a 5 year old that has [...]


Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks with Pineapple Mango Slaw – Guest Post for Better Homes and Garden’s Delish Dish

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I am a little giddy about this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks with Pineapple Mango Slaw recipe today for several reasons. One is that it is my guest post for Better Homes and Garden’s site, Delish Dish.

Another is that it is ALMOST summer and that means lots of grilled dinners, fresh salads, farmers markets, my favorite [...]


Pea Shoot Pesto Bucatini with Seared Sea Scallops

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I have been on a major pea shoot kick lately. Mostly in salads, but now that I have made pea shoot pesto, my meal frequency with them has increased by like a lot.

I love adding sprouts of any kind to salads and when I saw that Trader Joes was carrying organic pea shoots I had [...]


Fresh Pineapple, Avocado and Pea Shoot Salad

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I am a huge fan of spring and summer because that means more salads for meals and I am a huge fan of a salad. Big or small, I love salad.  Myself and 5 other bloggers teamed up to bring you some fun healthy recipes AND a fun gadget giveaway sponsored by Kitchen IQ.

Normally when [...]


Spicy Chili Pepper Mango Margarita

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Hey look! I made us a Mango Margarita. But spicy. And oh so good.

I have this habit of taking photos of the menus at restaurants and bars we go to so I can try to recreate the meals or drinks at home. I seriously have a folder of iphone photos of restaurant menus on my [...]