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…

Latke with Fried Egg


So, what to do with leftover mash and fresh (from across the street) eggs? Why brunch, of course! Garnish with a little on-the-bias chopped chive, if you’re extra like me. This recipe is for one, but it can easily be doubled, tripled, or whatever you need. Ingredients: 1 serving leftover Mash 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs 2…

Blackened Fish Tacos


  Driving back and forth from home to school three times a day for a whopping total of three hours a day in the car five days a week makes blogging regularly a bit of a challenge. Hopefully in the very near future I will have transportation assistance and can re-establish some sort of a…

Peanut Veggie Stir Fry


Thirteen days ago around 1:15 in the afternoon, I received a call from the Department of Social Services. Not even aware yet that we were officially licensed as a Resource Family, the voice on the other side of the phone told me that there was an immediate need to provide care for an emergent placement….