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Fancy Chicken Strips with Morel Mushroom Reduction

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  My new job is surround by some great food choices including my favorite grocery stores Erewhon and Whole Foods. I stopped by Whole Foods after work and quickly bought a few things including some Mary’s Organic chicken though I accidentally grabbed a package of tenders instead of split boneless chicken breasts.  Of course I didn’t realize […]

Why We Don’t Buy From Tyson, Perdue and Others

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Last night’s HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a great example why our family moved to a sustainable food solution. If you didn’t see it, John took the chicken industry to task for treating its contract farmers like shit. Like chicken shit to be exact. Here is the full clip that shows how […]

Chicken Curry with Sweet Potato and Chickpeas

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I haven’t been writing much lately because I have been busy with a new job I started almost three weeks ago. The new job is a bit longer of a commute which led me to look for some slow cooker (crockpot) recipes since I get home a little later than I used to and well […]

Chicken Tinga Tamales

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      Nothing says Christmas like making Tamales. At least that’s the case for a lot of families, but not ours.  I wasn’t raised in a house that made tamales for the holidays. Nope. Instead we made spritz cookies and as a kid I would sneak into the garage freezer and eat a few […]

Thai Grilled Chicken with Chile Sauce

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  Thai Grilled Chicken Serves 4 1 whole chicken, cut and skinned 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon tumeric Chile Sauce 1 cup of dried red chile peppers 3/4 cup […]

Chicken Curry SousVide

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  I’ve made quite a few recipes using my Sous Vide Supreme. The thing I really like most about it how I can cook meat to a perfect doneness by leaving it in the water bath all day while I go out enjoy whatever else needs to get done. Today I prepared a couple bone-in […]

Chicken Artichoke Piccata for #SundaySupper

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Honest, quality, home cooked meals is what chef Sara Moulton has embodied throughout her work on PBS, FoodNetwork, and her many cookbooks.  I personally haven’t followed Sara’s work as well as some other TV chefs; though, I’m not a big fan of the craziness surrounding the cook celebrity fandom that has become quite a spectacle in food circles. I […]

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts for #SundaySupper

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  Summertime grilling is one of my favorite times of the season.  When we used to live in Michigan, it felt extra special after long periods of bad weather.  Though I was one of the crazy people who would clear a path in the snow to the grill, dust off the layer of snow and […]

Balsamic Strawberry Chicken using a SousVide Supreme

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    Making a juicy grilled chicken is not an easy undertaking, even by someone with some serious grilling skills. It’s not difficult getting some great grill marks, but keeping the inside tender while the grill marks are forming often makes for a fairly dry chicken breast. This is where sous-vide cooking can add a […]

My Meat Prayers have been Answered

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Thank you Meat God. When we moved out of Texas last year to come back to my home state California, one thing I knew I’d miss was Burgundy Pasture Beef.  The ranch in Grandview, Texas was a gem in where I sourced my meats. We would drive to the ranch about every 6 weeks (it […]