the real breakfast of champions- Vitamix smoothies

I’m obsessed with the Vitamix we’ve now had in our kitchen I think one month or so that we were easily sold on during the usual trip to Costco (how stuff gets into the basket and makes it home, I’ll never know). I’m a professional blow-out blender girl (kitchenaid, cuisinart, black-n-decker) so I’ve been dreaming…

risotto, beer, broth and bok choy

Because we still have SB beers around, my broth needs a purpose, and the bok choy needed to be used and I was craving risotto. Yes I know Bud Light probably isn’t the best option. Next time we’ll try Stella…  I can make risotto with my eyes closed I’ve made it so many different ways…

turkey meatloaf with kickin’ sauce 

My inspiration. Rain again. Wanting to make meatloaf since I realized last time around was two years ago. Sour dough bread around. Kickin’ sauce still available… Why not turkey loaf with kickin’ sauce? Of note, I’m not a fan of ketchup so using my own sauce instead is the plan. And since your own sauce…

grilled pork chops with apple wine chutney

Pork loin chops always bring to mind, apples. Could be the midwest in me, but I need to have some sweet with my chops. And in this case, a little wine to the mix didn’t hurt!  

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…

lalalasagna!

For this, I did look at lot of recipes and then forged my own ideas. Nothing in particular caught my eye. My inspiration was cottage cheese that was around, fresh bone broth I just made (providing shredding chicken) and I just wanted to make lasagna with chicken (again all this rain!). The last time I…

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-…

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…