27 February 2012

spinach stuffed chicken + pesto pasta

What to do with a 5oz container of fresh spinach on the brink of expiration?
We stuffed this chicken* with almonds, red onions, crushed sesame melba crackers, tomatoes, bel paese and spinach. I had some leftover chardonnay that I put in the dish in the oven, and with ten minutes left on the timer, I added of a few strips of smoked gouda to melt over the top. To the leftover stuffing, I added jarred pesto to create a sauce for the pasta.


*this was a really funny process. I wish I had video :)

22 February 2012

salmon + quinoa + kale

After an indulgent 5-day trip to New Orleans, I thought it best to cook a wholesome and healthy meal.
Broiled salmon, marinated in lemon juice and sprinkled with basil, salt and pepper was delicious with garlic and onion steamed kale over a bed of quinoa.


Here's a snap-shot of some of the New Orleanian cuisine.
Shrimp cacciatori, roasted potatoes, crab cakes and steamed asparagus. 

YUM. I love food. 

11 February 2012

snowy saturday

"This may be said for the last quarter of the twentieth century: the truism that if we want a better world we will have to be better people came to be acknowledged, if not thoroughly understood, by a significantly large minority. Despite the boredom and anxiety of the period, or because of it, despite the uneasy seas that separated the sexes, or because of them, thousands of thousands seemed willing to lend their bodies..."
- Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

10 February 2012

Almond&sea salt dark chocolate

Delicious. So glad I outed the $4 -- I'll savor it more!

Thanks to Miss Anna Spears for posting about this chocolate! 

09 February 2012


I just made some baller collard greens. 

This picture does not do them justice. 

1 tbspn olive oil
1 tbspn butter
1 lb collards
1 can of roasted chopped tomatoes
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
couple dashes of soy sauce
4 cups of water

I'm not much for measuring things, but I am very much for tasting as you go. I let the greens cook covered for about an hour and they were deliciously tender. Served over a some red beans and rice (canned) in a bowl made for a wonderful (lateish) dinner!

06 February 2012

bok choy + crab cakes

Carrots, zuchinni, squash, bok choy in an onion and garlic, sesame oil sauce & WholeFoods crabcakes covered in crushed sesame Melba crackers paired with a glass of $3 Three Wishes Cabernet Sauvignon makes for a delicious Monday night meal.