Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Love Affair

One of the things that Chris and I enjoy about each other is our mutual love of food. We also share a hatred of the evil food, that shall not be named here, but we truly, madly, deeply love (almost all) food.

So I thought I would tell you a little story about two people in love... with their food.

We fell in love gazing into each other's eyes over plates of yummy sushi.

Now we live together and share our organic CSA veggies at home most nights. (This is roasted eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, a side salad and naan.)

Sometimes we make homemade wholesome desserts with our fruit.

And sometimes an innocent trip to the fair can lead to this...

and this...

and this.

Which all led to this...

Which makes it a very good thing that we registered for this...

Because the truth of the matter is, we will forever be in love with food (and each other) so we better keep these temples in good enough shape to stay around long enough to feed our grandchildren yummy desserts way after their bedtimes!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Iron Chef: The secret ingredient this week is leftovers!

We joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this year and we are loving Be Wise Ranch and all of the food they provide us with. It's been a challenge to use all of the new yummy fruits and veggies we get. Last week we had some cauliflower and routabega that we didn't get to. I cut them up and froze them so they wouldn't go bad. This week we decided that cauliflower would work with curry and the frozen chicken I already had in the freezer... So I decided to make up my own Chicken Curry slowcooker recipe.

- Two large chicken breasts
- Two(ish) cups chicken broth
- One head of cauliflower, chopped
- Five medium routabega, chopped (I used routabega because we had it, next time I would use potatoes because they tend to break down a bit more and would make it more "saucy" than this was.)
- Five medium carrots, chopped
- One cup steamed spinach (I always steam and then freeze spinach when it is near the end of its life... just for such emergencies as this.)
- Curry Seasoning (Feel free to be generous, I spilled WAY more than I intended to, and it wasn't very spicy, just had a hint of curry.)
- Thai Seasoning (I just added a bit to give it a little more dimension.)
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
- I also added some parsley just because I had it. I'm not sure it added anything special.

Then I threw it all in the slowcooker on low for eight hours. I stirred it a few times to break up the chicken.

I steamed some jasmine rice and we had dinner!

My honey said it was yummy. :-)

The recipe isn't perfect... BUT the whole point is just to try, right?