Red Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Citrus

Red Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Citrus

I had some red cabbage from Misfits and wanted to do something different I found this refreshing idea.

Our cilantro was starting to go to seed thanks to the 5 day heat wave so this worked perfectly.

But I did add some apple cider vinegar it jsut needed something to kick it up a notch.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ head red cabbage, cored and finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, cut into fine julienne
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • My optional 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Added a little kick in my opinion

How

  • In a salad bowl, toss together cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and green onions. In a small bowl, whisk together remainder of ingredients to make a light dressing. Toss cabbage mixture with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Basil rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Basil rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Lyn and I decided this will be added to our rotation. Want to thank Martha for sharing this with us.

Extremely simple to prepare and cook, tender and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons spices or seasonings (See Recipe Note)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

How

  • Heat the oven and pan. 10 to 20 minutes before you plan to cook, place a large cast-iron or oven safe skillet on the middle rack in the oven and heat the oven to 450°F. The skillet will heat along with the oven.
  • Season the pork. Pat the pork dry with paper towels and trim off any large pieces of surface fat. Mix any spices being used with the salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mix onto the pork on all sides.
  • Swirl the pan with oil. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the hot pan from the oven. Add the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Roast the pork for 10 minutes. Place the pork in the pan. (It’s fine if your pork tenderloin is a little long for the pan; just bend it to fit as we did here.) Return the pan to the oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the pork, reduce the heat, and roast another 10 to 15 minutes. Flip the pork. Reduce the oven temperature to 400°F and continue roasting 10 to 15 minutes more. The pork is done when its internal temperature registers 140°F to 145°F in the thickest part, 20 to 25 minutes total.
  • Rest for 10 minutes before serving. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing crosswise. For extra-thin slices for sandwiches, cool the pork completely, then refrigerate before cutting.

RECIPE NOTES

  • Seasoning the pork: You can keep this pork simple and season with just salt and pepper, or you can rub it with any favorite spices or salt-free blend of spices.
  • I used a basil blend rub.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

from https://www.seriouseats.com/the-best-roast-potatoes-ever-recipe

For years I’ve wanted to get roasted potatoes like my mother-in-law’s, brown and crispy on the outside soft and smooth on the onside. I’ve come close but never quite got there. I used to love picking the real crunchy stuff off the sides of the pan. Then we went to my son’s for mother’s day and he made his roasted potatoes. Now they did not have the crunchy stuff on the pan but other than that they were perfect. I asked him to send me how and he said it was the preboil (10 minutes) with a little backing soda. He sent me the link. I’ve seen it before but the goose fat always through me off. So I decided to just use oil oil infused with some fresh rosemary and garlic. I discovered that J. Kenji López-Alt also mentioned, if I bothered to read it, that any oil or fat would work in fact it adds to the flavor.

These are the most flavorful crispy roast potatoes you’ll ever make. And they just happen to be
gluten-free and vegan (if you use oil) to boot.

I adjusted the amounts based on the ponds of potatoes, there is only two of us after all.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 4 pounds (about 2kg) russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters, sixths, or eighths, depending on size (see note)
  • 5 tablespoons (75ml) extra-virgin olive oil, duck fat, goose fat, or beef fat (I used Olive Oil)
  • Small handful picked rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small handful fresh parsley leaves, minced

How

  • Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 450°F/230°C (or 400°F/200°C if using convection).
  • Heat 2 quarts (2L) water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add 2 tablespoons kosher salt (about 1 ounce; 25g), baking soda, and potatoes and stir. Return to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until a knife meets little resistance when inserted into a potato chunk, about 10 minutes after returning to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, combine olive oil, duck fat, or beef fat, my son used bacon fat, what’s that old saying, with rosemary, garlic, and a few grinds of black pepper in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook, stirring and shaking pan constantly, until garlic just begins to turn golden, about 3 minutes. Immediately strain oil through a fine-mesh strainer set in a large bowl.
  • Set strained garlic/rosemary mixture aside and reserve separately.
  • When potatoes are cooked, drain carefully and let them rest in the pot for about 30 seconds to allow excess moisture to evaporate.
  • Transfer to bowl with infused oil, season to taste with a little more salt and pepper, and toss to coat, shaking bowl roughly, until a thick layer of mashed potato–like paste has built up on the potato chunks.
  • Transfer potatoes to a large rimmed baking sheet and separate them, spreading them out evenly. Transfer to oven and roast, without moving, for 20 minutes. Using a thin, flexible metal spatula to release any stuck potatoes, shake pan and turn potatoes.
  • Continue roasting until potatoes are deep brown and crisp all over, turning and shaking them a few times during cooking, 30 to 40 minutes longer.
  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and add garlic/rosemary mixture and minced parsley. Toss to coat and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. They tend to soften up if they sit for too long.

WHY IT WORKS

  • Large chunks of potato maximize the contrast between exterior and interior.
  • Parboiling the potatoes in alkaline water breaks down their surfaces, creating tons of starchy slurry for added surface area and crunch.
  • Offering you the choice of oil, duck fat, goose fat, or beef fat means you can get whichever flavor you want.
  • Infusing the oil or fat with garlic and herbs gives the potato crust extra flavor.

Quick chicken breast roll up.

This is one of my standby quickie meals.

Preheat oven to 375

Pound chicken breast
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dried basil (had no fresh)
In center put layer of sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, roasted red pepper.

Roll as tight as you can securing with string.

Spray with olive oil and brown all sides in cast iron pan over medium high heat.

Transfer to oven and roast 10-15 minutes. Until instant thermometer read 160ish, remove loosely cover with tin foil for about 5-10 minutes and carve.

Simple Pan Seared Pork Chops

Simple Pan Seared Pork Chops

I get my pork chops from Butcher Box and I have a lot of different recipes this is a simple yet very good one here are some others Pan Fried Pork Chops With Juniper and Rosemary, Air Fryer Parmesan Coated Pork Chops, Pork Chops with Cider, Horseradish Glaze, Pan Seared Oven Roasted Porkchops with Roasted Veggies, anyway I wanted simple so I grabbed my cast iron pan.

Ingredients

  • Pork Chops (mine are thick about 1.5 to 2”
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • ½ TBS unsalted butter
  • ½ TBS olive oil

How

Bring chops to room temperature.

Pat dry with paper towels

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

In a cast iron pan on medium high heat melt butter and add olive oil. Once the butter has melted and mixture is bubbling place the pork chop in pan.

Cook about 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and register about 135-140 degrees. Timing depends on thickness.

Remove from heat and let rest should get to about 10 minutes and around 145 Degree

So simple but so good.

Raosted Red Cabbage, Fennel and Butternut Squash Black bean Burritos

We love the Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos and it was veggie night so I added some roasted cabbage and Fennel to it. Don’t knock the burrito until you try them they are satisfying and good.

Slice the Cabbage and Fennel in thick slices

Drizzle with sesame seed oil, salt and pepper mix to coat

Roasted the cabbage and fennel in a 375 Degree oven for 10-15 minutes until

served with a side of avocado that Lyn threw together

it was a pleasant surprise and went well with the burritos.

Sorry picture not the greatest

Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

Thanks to Kelli McGrane, RD

This spiced apple baked oatmeal is the ultimate cozy breakfast that’s simple to make and perfect for meal prep.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Breakfast

Keyword: Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe, Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Servings: 6

Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples diced
  • 2 cups rolled oats certified gluten-free if needed
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and set out an 8-in x 8-in baking pan.
  2. Place diced apples in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, whisk in the almond milk, egg, maple syrup, and melted butter.
  4. Stir in the microwaved apples and slivered almonds. And then pour the mixture into the baking pan.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the oatmeal is set and it doesn’t jiggle when you lightly shake it. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before slicing. The longer you let it sit, the less it’ll fall apart when you remove it from the pan. Cut into 6 pieces and enjoy with toppings of choice!

Peanut Noodles with Chicken and a Shrimp Salad

Peanut Noodles with Chicken and a Shrimp Salad

My son has been making be proud, for the longest time his specialty was nachos which were very good but he has grown to be quite the home cook. He recently discovered my mother’s genes may have cursed him and he suffers from gout. This used to be considered the rich mans desease so maybe its not a curse after all. I’m sure he wouold say otherwise.  

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.

Foods considered high in purine content include: Some fish, seafood and shellfish, including anchovies, sardines, mackerel, scallops, herring, mussels, codfish, trout, and haddock. Some meats such as bacon, turkey, veal, venison, liver, beef kidney, brain, and sweetbreads. Alcoholic beverages. We bought him a copy of The Holy Gout Cookbook the other day.

Anyway here are a few things he made recently the peanut chicken I’m gong to try this one it looks good.

He also made this for another meal

I think he substituted the chicken for some shrimp that Gail had made.