Off the top of my head, I can come up with a shortlist of foods we should all have regularly: blueberries, almonds, green tea, dark chocolate, salmon and … kale. I hardly ever ate it before, but the leafy green has been used a few times here on Fat Dude.
Full of vitamins and minerals, kale is a neutral green that goes well in a variety of dishes. That’s why Chef Brian decided to spotlight kale with our Week 32 menu:
Week 32, Meal 1: Honey-sherry marinated chicken over roasted butternut squash, kale and ciopolini onion
Week 32, Meal 2: Italian Sweet and Sour chicken over sauteed kale with balsamic raisins and toasted pine nuts
Week 32, Meal 3: Citrus and Adobo Marinated Tuna over roasted fingerlings, kale, and tomatoes with garlic-chile oil and adobo citrus sour cream
Each recipe makes two portions. Keep reading for the full shopping list.
Continue reading Week 32: Killer kale
I’ve had plenty of fish and salsa dishes, but I’ve never had one like this.
For the second meal of Week 25, Chef Brian’s bringing ahi back with a coriander-and-garlic-spiked marinade that had my palate wondering what the heck hit it. The corn and black bean salsa is familiar enough, but a hint of basil elevated the flavors even more.
Add to it the coolness of sour cream, the creaminess of pureed avocado and a whole lot of sour citrus and you’ve got one heck of a fiesta in your tummy. (So yummy, so yummy.)
Without further ado, here’s Week 25, Meal 2: Coriander and garlic marinated tuna over corn and black bean salsa with avocado puree and lime sour cream. Continue reading Week 25, Meal 2: I’ve never had fish like this
We’re almost halfway through one year of recipes — this being Week 25 and all — but by the look of this menu, my midterm exam has arrived a week early.
Chef Brian’s “Fresh Mex” menu has a long list of ingredients and I’m a bit intimidated by a lot of prep and a lot of cooking going on at once, but after an easy week of making sandwiches I’m ready to jump into the mix in a big way. Here’s what’s cooking, amigos.
Week 25, Meal 1: Marinated pork loin over jalapeno corn pudding, sauteed peppers, smoky ancho sauce
Week 25, Meal 2: Coriander and garlic marinated tuna over corn and black bean salsa, avocado puree, and lime sour cream
Week 25, Meal 3: Chicken tacos with avocado puree, lime sour cream, and grilled corn-jicama salsa
Each recipe makes two servings. Continue reading for the shopping list.
Continue reading Week 25: Mad Fresh Mex
Sure, it’s rewarding to make great-tasting food at home, but there’s always an extra level of satisfaction when I put together something that looks like it belongs on some fancy restaurant menu.
Now, Chef Brian might disagree, but I think he’s at his best when he’s working with ahi tuna. There’s just something about the way he is able to contrast that neon pink flesh against eggplant, cous cous, beets … whatever.
Week 18, Meal 1: Fennel, black pepper, and parsley crusted ahi tuna over eggplant and pomegranate caponata with pomegranate balsamic drizzle is yet another stunner from his repertoire of food that’s both beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. Continue reading Week 18, Meal 1: Another gussied up fish dish
Wifey Nadia and I have always made a habit of celebrating Valentines Day out.
If it was a time when we had some extra cash, we’d splurge, if not … we’ll, we’d still splurge, just with the credit card, lol.
For the first year in our five years together, we decided to stay in. She hung out and I put together the first meal of our aphrodisiac-based menu.
Now this a meal fit for Valentine’s Day …
Check out Week 14, Meal 1: Tarragon-crusted ahi over roasted beets with tangerine, beet greens, orange vinaigrette and blood orange yogurt. Continue reading Week 14, Meal 1: Tarragon-crusted ahi over roasted beets with tangerine, beet greens, orange vinaigrette and blood orange yogurt
I tried to make this meal look as beautiful as I could to show my appreciation for my wife’s family, which hails from Jordan.
I often joke that the best part of marrying her was the food. Before, I only had an appreciation for the flavors, but now I have respect for anyone who has ever made tabbouleh, because in all honesty, the wheat-based staple is a pain in the ass to prepare.
No matter though. The effort was worth the final product. Here’s Week 13, Meal 1: Parsley and black pepper-crusted ahi over tabbouleh with mint yogurt and roasted bell pepper. Continue reading Week 13, Meal 1: Parsley and black pepper-crusted ahi over tabbouleh with mint yogurt and roasted bell pepper
I’m enjoying the clean, bright flavors of Chef Brian’s menu for Week 5.
The biting ginger and spicy wasabi bring to life the beautiful ahi tuna, avocados and cucumber in Week 5, Meal 2: Sesame-crusted ahi tuna wrap with cucumber and carrot salad, watercress, avocado, honey rice wine vinaigrette and wasabi ginger aioli.
As if the taste of this beauty wasn’t enough, the fact that it’s a quick one to put together only sweetens the pot. Continue reading Week 5, Meal 2: Sesame-crusted ahi tuna wrap with cucumber and carrot salad, watercress, avocado, honey rice wine vinaigrette and wasabi ginger aioli