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Beets and Cheese Wordless Post

6 Dec

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A Lesson on Pastrami

29 Nov

This is what it looks like

and this is how you eat it.

Thanks, Canter’s!

Chicken Chili and Eguisheim, France

15 Feb

Have you heard of Eguisheim, France? Yeah, me neither until Andre’ and I got some bowls for Christmas from Eguisheim. Think it’s a weird gift? Oh? It was perfect for us. They’re the perfect size for ice cream or brownies or, in this case, chicken chili. Take a look.

I made chili with the leftover chicken we had. I used white beans instead of kidney this time and used a whole lotta cumin, coriander, and turmeric. yum.

Top it with some sour cream, shredded cheddar, and cilantro…and I’m ready to eat it for days!

I didn’t really follow a recipe. I just threw things together in the crockpot and let it simmer for a few hours. It’s the type of dish I like–throw it together and eat it later. I don’t have the patience or the energy to spend a lot of time on a meal during the week. After working all day I just don’t feel like spending 3 hours to only impress myself. I’m good with a bowl of veggies or soup when it’s just me for dinner. And now, chicken chili!

Here’s a rough breakdown of the recipe:

Chicken Chili

  • 2 cans white beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • shredded leftover chicken (I have no idea how much we had. Use more or less depending on the “chickeness” you want)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red/yellow/green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken/vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and bell pepper for a few min until onions are transparent. Add in garlic and cook for a min or two more. Add in spices and mix. Remove from heat.

Rinse off beans and add to crockpot along with tomatoes, chicken, and stock. Mix in onion mixture and set on high for 2 or 3 hours until you’re ready to eat.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

11 Feb

You know what’s the best? When you’re at work thinking about how much you don’t want to cook dinner when you get home and then you get home–and dinner is done! Has that ever happened to you? It happened to me last night. I came home to a whole roasted chicken with potatoes and carrots and onions. WOW.

Last weekend I told Andrew I was going to start going veg, which wasn’t really a big deal since almost all of my meals are meatless anyway. In fact, the only time I eat meat is when I’m out with him. I just don’t crave it or need it; I don’t think about it at all most of the time. So I thought I’d take the jump to being full on meat-less since I’m questioning a lot about the meat in this country. And…if you know Andrew…this didn’t go over so well.

Fast forward to the Sunday farmer’s market. After buying all our veggies (and a jar of kimchi that would later explode) Andrew suggested we go down to the end where the meat is sold. I said alright but would only think about it if it wasn’t grain fed. Guess what? It had lived on a diet of grass and bugs…so we got it and a week later I got to come to it cooked and ready to eat.

At $20 for a 4lb chicken I’m not sure he’ll want to do that again but I’m all for it if I get to come home to it cooked for me. Afterward I made stock from the bones and have the left over meat shredded for chili. Sounds worth it if you ask me!

Have a great weekend!