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Simple Sous-Vide Rosemary Chicken

simple sous-vide rosemary chicken

As a Christmas gift from my sister I received my favorite new kitchen gadget.  A tool to cook sous-vide. What is sous-vide? If you haven’t heard of sous-vide technique of cooking, you’ve probably eaten it.  It has been a favorite of professional chefs and high-end restaurants for decades.  It’s basically cooking your food using a water bath and it is almost impossible to overcook your food.  In fact, it’s the best way to get perfectly cooked meat. The way it...

Ham and Bean Soup

ham and bean soup

Okay the holidays are nearly over and we can all get back into our routine.  A lot of us have tons of leftovers we’re not sure what to do with.  Well, hopefully you didn’t throw away your bone from your Christmas ham.  If you still have it, I have a solution for you.  It’s a fantastic ham and bean soup that is healthy… especially compared to all the junk we’ve been putting into our bodies the last few weeks. I...

Coconut Chia Pudding

coconut chia pudding

I know I posted chia pudding earlier this year, but my recipe has advanced leaps and bounds since then.  With only a couple of small changes. #1 Use canned coconut milk.  It is so much richer and more flavorful. #2 Mix in some carton coconut milk or your texture will be too thick. Also… refrigerate overnight for a better flavor blend. When we travel, we love to eat our way through where ever we are. Particularly dinners.  I usually balance...

Kick Ass Sea Bass

kick ass sea bass

Between the time change and a kitchen remodel getting a decent picture of my food is a challenge (my “photography studio”, or garage, is covered over in boxes).  I’m still able to use my oven right now though so here you go.   So, if I can do it you can get a kick ass sea bass cooked for the family easy peasy. The first time I tried miso glazed sea bass was at Cafe Lurcat in Minneapolis and I’ve...

One Pan Chicken and Figs

one pan chicken and figs

New York Times is my go-to for tons of stuff.  News, food, healthy living.  They can make any story interesting.  And when it comes to the food part, they don’t post just anything. So, when I stumbled across this recipe with figs and chicken it was a no-brainer. Figs aren’t always easy to find, but when I see them at the store I grab them, take them home and find something to do with them.  I put them on a...

Easy Miso Soup

easy miso soup

Lately, we’ve been hearing so much about having a healthy gut.  I kind of ignored all of these articles until I started to have problems of my own.  As a result, I’ve been on a quest to feel better.  I’m getting there! At this moment, I honestly have no tummy bloat, regurge, acid reflux and fatigue since I’ve been doing what I’m doing.  I’ll have a more in-depth article coming soon about my journey to a healthy tummy. 😉 Meanwhile,...

Best Ever Goulash

best ever goulash

Sometimes we find recipes in the funniest places.  This one was found in a doctor’s office magazine.  Pre-Pinterest if you found a recipe, you wrote it down, or ripped it out of a waiting room magazine.  I love goulash and grabbed this up immediately.  And it was so worth it! It does call for plenty of ingredients, but all you need is a good pot and a can opener. Besides browning the meat and chopping your onions and garlic, there’s...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Crockpot Texas Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

crockpot texas pulled pork bbq sandwich

School is in full swing and if your kids have after school activities there’s a strong chance you’re playing taxi driver for the next 9 months.  Usually, the last thing you have time for is to cook dinner.  I’ve found myself cooking half of it early in the day and finishing it off when the kids get in.  Well, that’s one way.  The best way is to get out the crockpot. A lot of people think they have to have...