Blacked Cajun Chicken with Wild Rice & Asparagus

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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 [...]

Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Cream Sauce

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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 [...]

Street Tacos al Pastor for #SundaySupper

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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 [...]

#SundaySupper Louisiana Sloppy Joe’s

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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 [...]

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie

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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: [...]

Barley and Herb-Stuffed Vegetables

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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 [...]

#SundaySupper Mint Marinated Beef Kebabs with Garlic Sauce

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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 [...]

Hatch Chile Bacon Wrapped Poppers

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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 [...]

Weekly Meal Planning

What's coming up the week of Sept 1, 2012!

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 [...]