Jerk Chicken Stew with Coconut Rice

Archaellys has fallen in love with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and I have to admit, it is a gorgeous game!  This, of course, influenced our last movie night and we had a pirate theme.  Treasure Island (1950) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.  Naturally I wanted our noms to…

Spicy Iranian Chicken Stew

I love my chiropractor.  She’s totally like a big sister to me, and being an only, I’ve always wanted a big sister.  Lauren is one of the most supportive people I know – she’s always willing to listen and help steer or give advice.  In fact, she’s one of my biggest cheerleaders and gave me…

Sukiyaki

I was trying to figure out what to make that would go along with our Miyazaki night of Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo…  There are so many delicious Japanese noms that I could make work.  At first I thought about trying to figure out a gluten friendly version of ramen, since that’s what they eat…

Lost Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

There were a few recipes missing from my Thanksgiving post so I’m going to put them all in one place: here.  I know Thanksgiving is pretty much a distant memory as we move closer to Christmas.  It was only a little more than a week ago, guys.  Seriously.  A week.  WTF? Anyway, back to the…

Pho-tastic Voyage

Pho.  Is.  The.  Best.  Ever. The only thing is I always feel too full of sodium afterward because I do my best to not leave a drop of that delicious broth behind.  So in my quest to be healthier about things and knowing exactly what’s in my food, I decided to try to make my…

Thanksgiving Extravaganza!!

Thanksgiving is pretty much my favorite holiday. I mean, Thanksgiving is basically Christmas without all the gift giving crap.  Don’t get me wrong, gifts are cool and all, but I totally stress out about who to get presents for and being fair and all kinds of crap.  So… just… no.  Let’s eat.  I’m all about…

Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey

I used to loooooooooove eating pasta.  I could eat noodles all day e’ryday.  I’d have Top Ramen for breakfast, buttered noodles for lunch, and spaghetti for dinner.  That’s kind of how I ended up with the figure I used to have. Now I find way to sneak in more veggies in place of noodles and…

Roasted Chicken Dinner 3: Roasted Fennel and Green Beans

K, so I’m wrapping these last two bits into the same post between they’re relatively simple.  One more time, here’s that pic again since I’m lame and forgot to take individual shots. (Maybe I’ll add in some pics after the next time I make these. I have them in regular rotation at the moment). Fennel…

Roasted Chicken Dinner 1: Roasted Chicken

Sometimes I just like a good old homestyle dinner.  I felt like cooking for my friend Archaellys and he thought this was pretty fancy.  I just call it Monday night. I’ll post these as separate recipes, but unfortunately I forgot to take separate photos for each dish.  Dinner consisted of a roasted hen, sweet potato…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I freaking loooooooove pizza.  I could do some serious damage to a pizza in my previous gluten loving days.  Now that I’m gluten free though, that would be a problem.  Gluten free crusts, like Udi’s, are decent, but I’m really not looking to replace flour-based things with different flour-based things. Enter cauliflower crust. If you…

Guacamole

My guacamole is pretty inconsistent. That’s because I freestyle my guacamole.  I know the basics: avocados and lime.  As long as you have avocados and lime you pretty much can’t go wrong.  But sometimes I open up my fridge to see what else I can throw in there.  This is my preferred version, when I…

Green Smoothie

I have a green smoothie for breakfast pretty much every morning.  It’s a great way to start the day out right and get those fruits and veggies in.  Now I’ve seen a lot of variants of the green smoothie, and my basic recipe isn’t very sweet.  I try to watch how much fruit I consume…