Dare I share this? I am notorious for starting something, blogging about it, and not following through with it. How many Whole 30’s, or Whole 21’s have there been? UGH. I hate not having any follow-through. But here I go again! Back on the horse. Here goes… I’ve been reading Julia Cameron’s life-changing book: The Artist’s Way. I have one more chapter left, and then … Continue reading THE THREE M’S.
I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the best chicken I’ve ever made. Glossy, char-y, caramelized, and sitting on a bed of golden, gorgeous saffron rice. Look at that strand of saffron hanging on the chicken!! This is positively salacious! Saffron is normally super expensive, but did you know that Trader Joe’s has saffron for a really reasonable price? Okay, here’s the … Continue reading The Greek Chicken of my Dreams.
I’m home sick today, feeling like poo on a platter. A poo poo platter. Get it? Po Po Platter ~ poo poo platter? (Never too sick to pun) I never see the Po Po Platter on Chinese restaurant menus anymore. What was that anyway? Anyway, I can never just lay in bed and not be productive when I’m sick. Sometimes I get my best work done … Continue reading Crunchy Sesame Eggs.
If you love collard greens, keep reading. If you love kimchi, keep reading. If you think you don’t like either, you might need to try them together. I absolutely love both dishes, but I didn’t always. The first time I tried kimchi was on a plane to Seoul, South Korea. The most beautiful flight attendant I had ever seen, came up to me and said, “American meal, … Continue reading Collards and Kimchi.
Hello beloved friends. Did you know that you are my accountability partners without even doing a thing? I don’t even have to know who’s reading this to feel a sense of responsibility when I make a declaration, or a promise. It might backfire on me from time to time, but it’s still so therapeutic to try. I’m going to do a week-long reset, starting today. … Continue reading Pick your poison.
Last week I went out of town to sing a gig, and I got to see my family for a brief time. We always loved Sunday night finger foods growing up ~ cheese and crackers, summer sausage (Or is it somer? I actually have no idea), chips and dips and some kind of fruity-fizzy drink. I made the fruity-fizzy drink: a concoction of La Croix … Continue reading Tsatziki Broccoli Salad.
Oh, this. This warming, comforting cauliflower rice pilaf is filling my house with the most fantastic and lovely smells. Its mouth-watering co-star is a Ginger-Soy pork chop, which will get its very own post shortly. I’M SO HUNGRY! I cannot wait for dinner. Here’s how it’s done… CAULIFLOWER RICE PILAF Melt two tablespoons butter or ghee in a Dutch oven. Butter has a major … Continue reading exotic cauliflower rice pilaf.
Oh baby ~ this is SO GOOD. Sometimes you just need cereal to distract you from the everyday mundane have-to’s of life. That’s right ~ I’m using cereal as a distraction. Does this tell you how desperate I am? But this cereal is not just any cereal. I’m cereal. Ha ha ha If that doesn’t make your mouth water, then you don’t like cereal as … Continue reading got cereal?
This is a variation on Aarti Sequiera’s Mango Pulled Pork with Peanut Slaw. Here’s the original post: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/winner-aarti-sequeira1/pulled-pork-with-mango-bbq-sauce-recipe-1921724 This is the only pulled pork recipe I make, but I change it up a bit each time. Usually this recipe changes for me based on what I have on hand. But the idea is all Aarti and I think she is brilliant. Here’s my take on … Continue reading Island Pulled Pork w/Indian Peanut Slaw.
Okay, I COMPLETELY forgot to post anything on the last day of the reset! TERRIBLE! So here’s my belated last-day post! Not that I have anything interesting to say. I’ll tell you this: I am eating a lot of not-on-plan things down here at the music convention I’m attending with the Hub, and it’s fine, but I know this will end soon. Oh yes. It … Continue reading Day 21?