Chicken Tempura

As a chef, registered dietitian and woman I like shiny things for Christmas. My shiny new gift this season was a commercial counter top fryer because it is one of the few small kitchen appliances that I don’t already own. I decided for its inaugural run I would try making chicken tempura. I don’t know…

Cricket Protein – Say What?

  I ate a food grade cricket last year at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Sacramento. After you get over the initial thought of munching on a cricket –legs and all, it simply tasted like sunflower seeds with a crunch. This past week I purchased cricket based snack chips at my Fry’s grocery store.…

Endive

Print Auto Draft Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 2 cups Endive has a slight artichoke flavor when grilled and tastes fantastic. Last summer I toured California Endive Farms, which is the sole grower of endive in America. Endive is correctly pronounced “On-Deev” and it has a two-step growing process. The first…

Curried Deviled Eggs

Print Deviled eggs with curry powder Prep Time: 15 minutes Yield: 24 This Easter, try adding a little spice to your traditional deviled eggs. Just a pinch of curry powder transforms your ordinary deviled eggs to EGGS-trodinary! Ingredients 12 large hard boiled eggs, peeled 3/4 cup of mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon of…

Sorghum with Mixed Greens

Print Sorghum with Mixed Greens Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Yield: 4 servings A whole grain summer salad that’s refreshingly light but satisfying. Ingredients 1/2 cup dry sorghum, rinsed 2 cups water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper…

Smoked & Grilled Leg of Lamb

Print Smoked & Grilled Leg of Lamb Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Yield: 12 Servings If you are a fan of BBQ then this easy leg of lamb recipe will become a new family favorite. Ingredients 1 Leg of lamb (bone in) about 6 1/2 pounds 6 garlic cloves ¼ cup spicy…

Pumpkin Agave Fever

Print Pumpkin Agave Fever Prep Time: 30 minutes Yield: 1 Need a fun fall beverage for your next get together? Try my Pumpkin Agave Fever Mocktail. Ingredients 1 pumpkin pie pumpkin (about 2 ½ pounds) 2 oz. coconut water 1 oz. spiced apple cider 1 oz. lemon juice 2 tsp. agave nectar 5 sage leaves…

International Food Blogger Conference

I’m heading off to attend the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Sacramento this week. I’m especially excited because I have the opportunity to participate in a couple of farm tours. I’ve attended this conference in the past and being fairly new to blogging you tend to become overwhelmed with all the things you are…