Tagged with onions

Sweet & Spicy Burger Bowl

Sweet & Spicy Burger Bowl

The simplicity of summer is firing up the grill and having delicious food with minimal clean up. I have a well-established affinity for all things spicy and pork, and did a deconstruction of some of my favorite chorizo pineapple burgers from PaleOMG for a quick and easy burger bowl the other week. In spite of … Continue reading

Berbere Braise

Berbere Braise

Berbere is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes. It’s a flavorful, aromatic blend of spices that is both spicy-hot and spicy-spicy (aka filled with lots of spice flavors!). It’s hard to describe, but typically the flavor is deep and savory with hints of floral sweetness, without veering too far into the dreaded potpourri territory. … Continue reading

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

If you couldn’t tell by the proliferation of pork, we don’t eat chicken that often. And, I rarely eat boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Yes, they are great high protein sources (hence, their popularity with body builders and fitness competitors), but they are generally meh in the taste department. Enter, the chicken roulade. Chicken breast becomes … Continue reading

My Kitchen Helper

Oh hey there, who’s this? This little fur-face is an ever-present kitchen “helper,” always willing to find scraps, help clean out bowls…i.e., constantly underfoot, but super cute. Today, however, Maggie’s looking particularly pitiful, her gaze intently fixed on the stove. “What’s that aroma?” you say? Well, your canine sense are working well, because I’m making … Continue reading

My New Favorite Breakfast

My New Favorite Breakfast

My favorite breakfast has a new look. Many of the original elements remain — eggs, onions, spiciness, and salty pork products never get old — but I’ve moved on to something a little different. This is a breeze to make ahead and reheat and is easily doubled, tripled, etc. with minimal additional effort. Even better, simple … Continue reading

Truffled Arugula & Sweet Potato Salad

Truffled Arugula & Sweet Potato Salad

In the Charlottesville area, many people rave about the pizza at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. I go there for their salads. Last week, an arugula and sweet potato salad with truffle vinaigrette and goat cheese had me practically licking my plate clean. Completely enamored, I spent about 10 minutes describing its glory to Michael later … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s a delicious squash soup recipe from Sam W., perfect for the cooling fall weather! Butternut Squash Soup 1 large butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded, and chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 T. cinnamon 1 T.  fresh ground pepper 1 T. nutmeg 2 T. salt 2 T. coconut oil 1 quart chicken broth Optional: crumbled bacon, … Continue reading

Sonda’s Mexican Chicken

Sonda’s Mexican Chicken

We had a fabulous potluck at the gym last week where everyone shared their cooking creations. Every dish was WLC compliant AND delicious; our athletes are also great chefs! One of the dishes was a “Mexican chicken” dish from Sonda. She shared the recipe with me, as well as the following tip: I love buying … Continue reading

Crock Pot Adventures: Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

Crock Pot Adventures: Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

As an enthusiastic cook and eater, many of the holiday/birthday/special occasion gifts I receive are cooking/food-related. (Thankfully, the other major gift category (lululemon) helps facilitate activities that a) support a hearty appetite for all my cooking/eating and b) ensures I look semi pulled together while doing my CrossFit coaching duties at the gym.) The past … Continue reading