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Strawberry Quinoa Balsamic Salad

  “That’s the worst!  I will never ever eat that again in my whole life!” Famous last words from my soon to be 9 year old son.  Oscar, our other child, didn’t like it either.  So this was a complete fail if you are going to try it on kids or at least my kids. […]

Balsamic Strawberry Chicken using a SousVide Supreme

    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 […]

Arugula Goat Cheese & Raspberry Salad

I headed out to La Canada this morning to checkout their Saturday Farmer’s Market. There were several organic vendors offering all kinds of fruits and vegetables plus I found a source for fresh sourdough bread and a small producer of goat cheese spreads called Soledad Goats.  The goat cheese spread I opted for includes black […]

Nespresso Marinated Steak

Last night I went to a food event with other writers and bloggers hosted by Nespresso USA (@NespressoUSA on Twitter.)  It was an event hosted at the popular Private Social restaurant here in Dallas, restaurant of Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry. There were several coffee inspired tastings being sampled that evening including an excellent halibut appetizer […]

Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

In our family’s quest to try to eat 3 to 4 vegetarian dinners a week, I have turned to blogs like Emily Levenson’s {Custom Made} Life. Tonight I attempted a rather peculiar recipe that uses a lot of balsamic vinegar and butter (in this case Earth Balance) to make a pasta sauce. Of course with […]