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52 Weeks of Cooking: Fancy Chicken and Rice

Posted by Seattlejo on January 22, 2017 in 52 Weeks of Cooking, Deb, Dinner |

Fancy Chicken and Rice Fancy Chicken in Rice is just one of the many recipes  that caught my eye in “My Two Souths“. My two Souths is a new cookbook from Chef Asha  Gomez of Cardamom Hill in Atlanta. The book blends together food from Southeast Asia with down home food of the south.   […]

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Cooking With Truffle: Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Truffled Rice

Posted by Seattlejo on January 16, 2017 in Deb, Dinner |

Truffle is an impulsive purchase. I have only had truffle mushrooms a few times. Truffle flavored popcorn made by a friend, truffle risotto, a truffle butter atop a simple slice of bread. White truffle oil is often over used, ladled over dishes where it should be drizzled. So why get Truffles?   Fresh Produce is […]

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52 Weeks of Cooking: Fixing Polenta

Posted by Seattlejo on January 11, 2017 in 52 Weeks of Cooking, Deb, Dinner, Weight Watchers |

52 Weeks of Cooking: Fixing Polenta My polenta problems began in the late 90s I spent a number of years as a vegetarian. When you start a vegetarian diet you get clued in to a number of new foods to eat. New staples include tofu, tempeh and beans. Whole grains come center stage, and side […]

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Meal Prep Rocks: Cooking for Friends.

Posted by Seattlejo on August 12, 2016 in Cooking, Deb, Dinner, MealPrep, MealPrepBootCamp2016, prefab |

Meal Prep for me falls into a number of wide categories including the box meal services I have reviewed, building your meals at the beginning of the week. and heating them up as the week goes on, and prepped crockpot meals and freezer meals. Let’s make it easier to get food on the table. Making dinner […]

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Cooking From a Box: Sun Basket

Posted by Seattlejo on July 24, 2016 in Box Meal, Deb, Dinner, prefab, Sun Basket |

A year or so ago I did a review of Plated and Blue Apron, letting the two  duke it out in my kitchen in a battle of the box meals. Since then, there have been a number of new  services that deliver to my area. So it seemed like a perfect time to return to […]

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A Munchy, Munchery Review

Posted by Seattlejo on March 30, 2016 in Deb, Dinner, Munchery, prefab |

Munchery as an option? We live about 20 miles south of Seattle, and 15 miles north of Tacoma. Sort of in the middle of two urban areas. (Though Tacoma is minor) This means when we moved, I lost my Amazon Fresh Account (they don’t deliver here), the only pizza delivery is Pizza Hut, and my […]

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It’s Simply Barbecue (Jack’s in Seattle)

Posted by Seattlejo on March 17, 2016 in Deb, Dining Out, Dinner, Seattle |

I knew I was in trouble when the salad arrived. At least, I assumed it was a salad when I poked my fork at the mass of bacon and dressing before me. Mike and I were headed down to the Home Show, as new homeowners do. You know, to dream of bigger kitchens and fancy […]

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The Final Wrap up : Blue Apron vs. Plated

Posted by Seattlejo on March 13, 2016 in Deb, Dinner |

So we’re a couple of weeks out past those reviews and I wanted to share a summary of how I felt about the services. Menu Choice: Figuring out what you are going to eat each week can be a pain, and frustrating. Meal planning services make this easier. However the services handles the meal selection […]

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