Wednesday, September 30, 2009

pork chops, schmork chops

pork chops marinated in white whine and frozen. spiced with ginger, allspice, nutmeg, salt/pep, and cinnamon i like the pork to be seasoned a little on the "sweet side" if that makes sense. pan seared, finished in the oven. served with smashed potatoes and a pan gravy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

almost forgot!

i came back from vacation to montana and found a lovely new plant in my vegetable drawer.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

shrimp and broc

we got cocktail shrimp at central market. let me tell you: they are AWESOME! so, i warmed them up with some butter, lots of spices including chives and capers. took the shrimp out of the pan, sauteed the shiratake noodles, and then let them come together at the end. served with lemon broccoli.

Friday, September 25, 2009

leftover steak salad

leftover from the dinner, this lunch was the tops! added more artichoke hearts, tomatoes and avocado. deeeelish!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

steak dinner

sam's has the best steaks. they've started selling their huuuuuge tenderloin in easy to use fillets. they are yuuuuummy! their strips aren't bad either. anywhozzle, i pan seared the steak and then threw them in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with foil at 400 for 10ish minutes. while that's going i sauteed the mushrooms in the same pan until all the water's gone, added capers, artichokes and lastly the shiratake noodles. i call it steak scallopini. that may just be me though.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

chicken curry

chicken curry with red curry paste, coconut, chicken pieces and shiratake noodles. the key, i've found for me, is to add the paste over heat, get some caramelization, add chicken, then add some broth (any kind i have open in the fridge) and let the chicken kind of boil to get it really soft. one the chicken is mostly cooked, i added another curry sauce, then coconut milk. the heat will develop more as it sits.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

oolong tea and becky's teapot

we went to pf changs (holla gluten free menu!) and matt had oolong tea and he shared with yours truly. it. was. awesome. theeeen we went to the store (sprouts) and found some oolong tea there. not so great, sadly. our next try will be what the internet says is the brand that pf changs actually uses. keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, September 14, 2009

cauliflowers, lebanese style

one of my favorite veggies? cauliflower. mmmmmm. i found a lebanese (sort of greeky as well) packet of cauliflower spices. it was super easy, just add a little oil and cook with the spices for ten minutes. spicy and delish! i served the cauliflower with chunks of chicken (i bought a huge package at sam's, processed them, cut them into bite sized chunks, and froze them for easy dinners. i'm so awesome.) the chicken was pretty simple... but went well with the spicy, tasty cauliflower.