1. Last of the Viva La Chicken was for dinner.

    Last of the Viva La Chicken was for dinner.

     

    tags:  dinner  viva la chicken 

  2. Pizza and salad for dinner. But the company made the evening.

    Pizza and salad for dinner. But the company made the evening.

     

    tags:  dinner  pizza  salad 

  3. Had pork sauteed in onions with black beans and rice. With the first baby carrots from the garden.

    Had pork sauteed in onions with black beans and rice. With the first baby carrots from the garden.

     

    tags:  dinner  pork  carrots  beans  rice 

  4. Dinner was Viva La Chicken. It looks like poop but it was hella good. Especially with crema and lots of hot sauce.

    Dinner was Viva La Chicken. It looks like poop but it was hella good. Especially with crema and lots of hot sauce.

     

    tags:  dinner  viva la chicken  tapatio  casserole 

  5. Banana = dinner.

    Banana = dinner.

     

    tags:  dinner  banana 

  6. Mmmm is for Mexican. Ashley and I split a whole slew of dishes. Tacos, taquitos, a burrito and enchiladas. It was great food from Cabos in Rocklin. Not forgetting the beer and flour tortilla chips.

    Mmmm is for Mexican. Ashley and I split a whole slew of dishes. Tacos, taquitos, a burrito and enchiladas. It was great food from Cabos in Rocklin. Not forgetting the beer and flour tortilla chips.

     

    tags:  dinner  mexican  cabos  rocklin 

  7. Panzanella

    It seems like the stars aligned for this dish to happen tonight.  I made some great pugliese bread earlier in the week, and just as fate would have it, I got some backyard grown artichokes from a lady at work!  Score!  Since summer is coming, I thought that I would share a go to salad, perfect for a summer lunch.

    So panzanella is basically a toasted bread salad with orgins in the Tuscany region of Italy.  You can use whatever assortment of vegetables that you have on hand, as long as they can be cubed and hold up to a light saute.  Though it is delicious as soon as everything is combined, panzanella really shines the day after, when brought back to room temperature as all the flavors really combine.

    Ingredients (Everything is chopped and trimmed into 1” cubes)

    • 4 medium artichokes, steamed, trimmed and cubed
    • 1 medium zucchini, cubed
    • 1 red, orange or yellow bell pepper, cubed0
    • 1 medium tomato, cubed
    • 1 red onion, cubed
    • 3 cups of day old pugliese, ciabatta or dense bread, cubed

    On top of that base you can add whatever else you would like or have on hand.  This time I added mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes (fresh aren’t in season yet) and spring garlic.  Typically basil is a main ingridient, but it is not in season yet, so I used parsley and fresh oregano instead.

    For the vinaigrette:

    • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 3 tablespoons Red Wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Saute bread over medium heat in 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large saute pan, when it has toasted, about 1 minute on each side add another 1/4 cup of olive oil and the rest of ingriedients.  Saute lightly for about 5 minutes until everything is warmed through and some browning has occured.  Place into a large bowl and toss to combine with the vinigarette. 

    Suggested drink: A chilled, dry white wine, or limoncello.

     

    tags:  panzanella  local  dinner  lunch  summer  artichokes  recipe  bread salad  bread  pugliese 

  8. Dinner I had chopped chicken salad stuffed into lettuce leaves. It is muy delicioso. All organic and local. The chicken is from my chicken lady (Cache Creek Meat Co.) which has the best chicken I have ever tasted. This chicken is a Golden Ranger breed and tastes so chickeny!  Mmm.

    Dinner I had chopped chicken salad stuffed into lettuce leaves. It is muy delicioso. All organic and local. The chicken is from my chicken lady (Cache Creek Meat Co.) which has the best chicken I have ever tasted. This chicken is a Golden Ranger breed and tastes so chickeny! Mmm.

     

    tags:  dinner  cache creek  meat  chicken  potatoes 

  9. In between making bread and pasta had a dinner of Life cereal. Cereal for dinner is muy bueno.

    In between making bread and pasta had a dinner of Life cereal. Cereal for dinner is muy bueno.

     

    tags:  dinner  cereal  Life 

  10. Didn’t really eat breakfast or lunch today- was too busy. But I bbq’ed for my Gma and GD’s 25th wedding anniversary and this was dinner. Tri tip, chicken, bread and spaghetti casserole.

    Didn’t really eat breakfast or lunch today- was too busy. But I bbq’ed for my Gma and GD’s 25th wedding anniversary and this was dinner. Tri tip, chicken, bread and spaghetti casserole.

     

    tags:  dinner  bbq  chicken 

  11. We had dinner at El Parian in Roseville. It was pretty good Mexican Food. I had a carnitas taco salad. Totally not local or organic! Oh well!

    We had dinner at El Parian in Roseville. It was pretty good Mexican Food. I had a carnitas taco salad. Totally not local or organic! Oh well!

     

    tags:  dinner  mexican  carnitas  taco salad  roseville 

  12. Dinner of pappardelle with spring things

    I made homemade pappardelle all’ uovo with Bledsoe Farms responsibly raised pork sausages, cremini mushrooms, leeks and spring garlic in a wine reduction.  Side of local sugar snap peas, lightly sauteed with red chili flake, garlic and pork fat (mmm… pork fat…).  With the organic salad and a balsamic vinaigrette and some of my chicken’s eggs.  Dinner was great!

     

    tags:  dinner  pappardelle  spring  Bledsoe Pork  sausage  eggs  pork fat 

  13. To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I had some quick tacos for dinner tonight.  Leftover Bledsoe Pork roast that I had braised.  Some rice, cheese, salsa and cilantro on the tacos and salad on the side and dinner was served! 

    To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I had some quick tacos for dinner tonight.  Leftover Bledsoe Pork roast that I had braised.  Some rice, cheese, salsa and cilantro on the tacos and salad on the side and dinner was served! 

     

    tags:  dinner  Bledsoe Pork  tacos 

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This is more of an experiment to record what I eat and become more self aware about the food systems that I participate in.

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