Week 26: BFD2

I live in a world where my wife thinks it’s crazy to eat breakfast — my favorite meal of the day — for dinner. So, take it from me, it’s a big-f’n-deal when I get some BfD. It’s an even bigger deal when Chef Brian is in charge of the menu because he’s just as [...]

Week 25, Meal 1: Pudding! Peppers!! Pork!!!

I was intimidated going into the kitchen for Week 25, Meal 1: Marinated pork loin over jalapeno corn pudding and sauteed peppers with smoky ancho sauce. Because there were four components, I knew this meal would be a test of my organizational skills, focus, kitchen timing, cooking methods … well, you get the picture. This [...]

Week 1, Meal 3: Grilled herb chicken with sauteed spinach over wild rice and chicken sausage stuffing

The last meal of Week 1 was a gentle end to the chicken-and-apple series as it struck the balance between the hard work I put into our first night’s sweet potato/kale/chicken dish versus the relative ease of making night two’s chicken/apple/onion panini. It was also my first encounter with wild rice which I’ve learned 1) [...]

Week 1, Meal 2: Grilled herb chicken panini with apple butter, caramelized onion and gruyere

I went through a phase where all I ate were paninis. Bacon and egg paninis for breakfast. Turkey and salami paninis for lunch. Media noches for dinner. So, needless to say (but I’ll say it anyways), I was quite excited to put together this week’s second meal: Grilled herb chicken panini with apple butter, caramelized [...]

Week 1, Meal 1: Grilled herb chicken with quick-braised kale over caramelized apple and sweet potato puree with sweet and sour apple reduction

Behold! Grilled herb chicken with quick-braised kale over caramelized apple and sweet potato puree with sweet and sour apple reduction. It took me nearly four hours, mostly because I’m in a small kitchen and because I was watching football and talking to my dad during some of the time. One the plus side, Wifey Nadia [...]

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