Blacked Cajun Chicken with Wild Rice & Asparagus

This weekend’s #SundaySupper challenge is making a dish limited to 5 ingredients.  Being a fan of food author Michael Pollan I am very familiar with the 5 ingredient mantra.  See Pollan did a book called In Defense of Food that looked to provide some guidance for today’s conscience eater.  With so many foods, especially processed foods, having more ingredients than the Space Shuttle has parts, Pollan added a Rule that [&hellip

Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Cream Sauce

This week’s #SundaySupper is all about apples as we celebrate the beginning of Fall with an Autumn Apple Party. Immersing ourselves into the apple theme we decided to spend Saturday at a couple apple orchards near San Bernadino about a hour and 20 minutes east of Pasadena.  Our first stop was Snow-Line Orchard where the boys watched donuts being made and tried about 15 different types of apples at the [&hellip

Street Tacos al Pastor for #SundaySupper

September 16th is Día de Independencia in Mexico (Mexico’s Independence Day) and to celebrate the group of bloggers from #SundaySupper decided to feature Mexican dishes.  As someone who has another blog entirely dedicated to my favorite Mexican food — Tacos — I was excited to try making something I have always wanted to attempt. Tacos al Pastor is my go to taco when I am out doing taco reviews on [&hellip

#SundaySupper Louisiana Sloppy Joe’s

It’s officially football season with the start of the NFL this past week and college football last weekend.  Whether you are hosting a tailgate, barbecue or just hanging out at home with family watching the game, food is an important part of football season. One of my favorites is sloppy joe’s. However, I’m not a fan of the traditional ketchup and water flavored sloppy joe’s served by most places and found in [&hellip

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie

Pie + Meat = Winning. Adding some Cajun spices to a turkey pot pie definitely caught my attention when searching for things to make this week.  This recipe is quite simple, so simple I finally overcame my fear of making homemade pie crust. The filling requires cooked Turkey. I prepared the turkey using this recipe: Roast Turkey Breast. It takes about 45 minutes to cook.  It’s best to do this [&hellip

Barley and Herb-Stuffed Vegetables

Last weekend I spent some time making these creative stuffed zucchinis. The filling is quite simple and reminded me of how much I need to use barley more often in my vegetarian cooking. The one modification I would make is to use bell peppers instead of the zucchini.  The filling needed something a bit more flavorful than zucchini. Use what is fresh and local, but if you have either option [&hellip

#SundaySupper Mint Marinated Beef Kebabs with Garlic Sauce

Moving to a new city has its challenges even if it is one you’ve lived in before, though 20 years ago. One challenge is finding where to buy local, grass-fed meat. The La Canada Farmers Market has one of the better reputation ranches at its event every Saturday morning. Novy Ranch sounded similar to Burgundy Pasture Beef Ranch where we used buy our meats when we lived in Dallas. Both are smaller ranches [&hellip

Hatch Chile Bacon Wrapped Poppers

I love Hatch Chiles.  Like many, I had no clue what a Hatch Chile was until I moved to Texas, but they are getting more familiar and Melissa’s Produce had a Hatch Chile roasting today at South Pasadena’s Bristol Farms.  Sadly, I missed this roast but did make it to the market and picked up some chiles and some hatch chile cream cheese the market sold too. Tonight’s University of [&hellip

Weekly Meal Planning

It’s Saturday morning and every Saturday morning has come to involve weekly meal planning.  It takes me probably a good 20 minutes to figure out what I’ll be making for the family in the coming week. Sometimes that plan is more reactionary after I have spent the morning at the Farmers’ Market and wonder what to do with what I found, but most of the time I come with a [&hellip