mexican SB chicken chili

Chili I got you down. I’ve never made so much chili in my life this year, with all this rain and excuses to curl up on the couch and warm by the fire… This time it was for our SuperBowl 50 party. Shredded chicken (from my broth), fresh corn on the cob, onions, cilantro, black…

bone stock does your body good

I’d been hearing the raves of the benefits of bone broth lately (google it there’s a lot out there on the topic!) and since my NY16 focus is to do my best to eat more healthy and fresh, I thought this was a good way to get that commitment into reality. Not hard at all-…

not your mamas chili

My mom, who lives in Ohio, came to town to visit to spend the holidays with us. For her arrival I wanted to make something special and get the house smelling yummy! Memories of her chili, the cold weather and rain (which is NoCal version of an Ohio snow day), inspired me to make my…

asian beef vegetable medley soup

Inspired by the local farmers market of my new home since September, we found some delight talking to the farmers about produce we weren’t familiar with. One of those was opo squash. It’s a bit chilly out so I challenged the idea of making an asian-themed soup with the opo, bok choy, scallions, beef, ginger…

It’s raining, it’s pouring… so let’s get our soup on

So my mom, after a car accident in January, sent me this basket with a totally adorable soup kit. Soups are definitely my thing and I usually make them from scratch. But today it’s raining and I don’t want to go to the store, and I have some chicken, so I thought, let’s get that…

Stew on it- mediterranean chicken stew

Dinner for 4 or more… healthy and tasty. #Mediterranean #chicken #stew in process for tonites gathering. 3 cooked cubed chicken breast (see my previous posting on cooking perfect chicken breasts-I marinated these in o/o, lemon pepper), eggplant, artichoke hearts (+ juice from jar), 4 cups of chicken broth, some cooking wine, kalamata olives (+ a…