Month: October 2007

Roasted Poblano & Green Tomato Chili

Ingredients: 2 poblano peppers 2Anaheim peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 onions, chopped 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb green (unripe) tomatoes*, chopped 15 ounce can hominy 12 oz chicken stock 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons PLUS 1 teaspoon ground […]

Salted Caramel Apples

Ingredients: 10 bite-sized lady apples with stems attached 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/8 cup golden syrup 1/8 cup water 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a small sauce pan bring […]

Paprika Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: 1/4 cup sea salt water fresh from the pumpkin pumpkin seeds oilve oil smoked paprika Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the pumpkin seeds in a large pot. Fill halfway with water. Add salt. Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain. Sprinkle lightly with olive oil, more […]

Spiced Pear Oatmeal

Ingredients:2 Bosc pears, cored and sliced thinly2 1/4 cup pear cider1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats1 tablespoon dark brown sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmegsprinkle salt Directions:Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low overnight (8-9 hours). Stir and serve. Serves about four. My thoughts: I’ve been hearing […]

Chorizo & Quinoa

Ingredients:1/2 lb Spanish style chorizo, sliced on the bias2 cups chicken stock1 cup quinoa2 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, diced1 stalk celery, diced2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon smoked paprika Directions:In a large sauce pan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, chorizo, and celery. Saute until fragrent, about 2-3 minutes. Add […]

Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled, unsalted raw pumpkin seeds) 1 cup water 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Place two large (baking sheet sized) sheets of parchment paper side by side on a flat surface. Have a rolling pin and a third and […]

Green Tea & Tangerine Tapioca Pudding

Ingredients:2 cups whole milk1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup small pearl tapioca (not instant)1 teaspoon matcha powder*zest and juice from 1/2 tangerine1 egg Directions:Set the slow cooker on low. Pour the milk, tapioca, matcha and sugar in, whisk until the sugar dissolves. Cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until the tapioca is […]

Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips & Spinach

Ingredients:1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed3 parsnips, peeled and cubed1/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted1/4 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon butter Directions: In a large pot, bring water to a full boil. Add potatoes and parsnips. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain and return to pot, add butter, […]

Peas & Carrots Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2/3 lb ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 1 egg 1 onion, shredded 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots 1/2 cup frozen peas (still frozen) 1/2 cup panko 1/4 flax seed meal 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350. […]

The Big Reveal

I thought I’d let you all in on a little secret. The reason I’ve been so busy the last few days is because I was filming a TV show! An episode of Andrew Dan Jumbo’s new(ish) show, Take Home Handyman to be exact. It’s not airing until late Winter, but […]