Leftover Makeover Chicken Curry and Rice Soup


Ingredients 1 cup leftover roast chicken breast, drums, or thighs 1/2-1 cup leftover rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice 1 tsp Thai Red Curry paste 1/2 cup Thai Basil, rough chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, sliced 2″ inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and…

Coconut Braised Chicken


Ingredients 5-6 lb whole chicken 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup chicken stock, or water 1 tsp dried lemongrass 1″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 tabs of butter 1 carrot stalk, rough chopped 1/2 sweet onion, quartered Generous amount of salt and black pepper….

Porcini Kale Flatbread


Ingredients 1 Flatbread pizza dough, or pizza dough of choice 1 cup dried Porcini mushrooms 1 head Dino Kale, rough chopped 1 tab butter or EVOO 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Pizza sauce, or sauce of choice Salt and Pepper to taste 1 cup fresh Mozzarella, shredded Method In a mixing bowl, steep the dried Porcini…

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad


Ingredients 1 cup chopped Smoked Chicken Thighs 1 – 2 heads Romaine lettuce, rinsed and rough chopped 1/2 – 1 cup homemade Croutons, or your favorite brand 1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano 1-2 tbsp fresh Caesar Dressing , or your favorite brand Salt to taste Lots of Black pepper, or to taste 1/4 tsp red pepper…

Sunday Roast with Panzanella Salad


Roast Chicken Ingredients 5-6 lb whole chicken 1 lemon, juiced 1 Texas Ruby Red grapefruit, juiced 2-3 tbsp Honey 1 carrot, rough chopped 2 stalks celery, rough chopped 3 large shallots, left whole with skin on 1 bulb of garlic, left whole with skin on 4 sprigs fresh Thyme 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper, or to…

Leftover Makeover Fried Rice


Ingredients 1 cup leftover rice 1 cup frozen vegetables 1 tbsp Tamari 1/2 tsp Penzeys Chinese Five Spice Powder 1/2 tsp Ginger Powder 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil 1 fried egg, optional 1 Thai Bird chili, diced, optional Method Over med flame in a cast iron skillet, heat the toasted sesame…

Another Solo Breakfast Taco


Ingredients 1 La Tortilla Factory corn tortilla, lightly charred over an open flame 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 tab butter 1 baby red potato, diced 1/4 cup shredded lettuce or cabbage of choice 1 tbsp salsa or hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste Method Over a med flame, melt the tab of butter in…

Chorizo Fried Rice


Leftovers are a thing at my house again, and a dozen eggs last us longer than three days now too. So, with less mouths to feed, I’ve had to tap back into my leftover makeover skill set. I threw this solo brunch together with leftover lemony chorizo rice Amy cooked (another Tyler Florence five ingredient…

Gochujang Honey Wings


Trying out new flavor combinations at home isn’t always successful; I don’t care what us food bloggers try and sale ya! For every recipe/photograph I post, there’s like five or six or ten or fifty that I don’t. Then, there are recipes like the Gochujang Honey Wings where most of it is successful, but part…

Smoked Lemongrass Pork Ribs


It’s difficult to remember a holiday growing up without the smell of Pecan or Hickory smoke wafting in the humid Texas air. Most holidays meant brisket, slow smoked for hours, with a perfect black pepper bark. Smoke is in my blood. Since my bittersweet departure from the Lone Star State, I’ve ventured beyond the smoked…