Baby it’s dry outside: Dehydrated Herbs

Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!

 

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It’s not weird…Raspberry, dill prawns

I love dill’s surprising versatility. It makes me happy when someone tells me, ‘”That sounds odd. I don’t think that will work” People are very scared of ingredient ideas for some reason. Here I made dill and raspberry love each other oh so well!

4 raspberries
2 prawns
1 pinch of dill
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Set prawns and grapefruit juice aside. (You don’t want to accidentally cook the shrimp with the grapefruit’s acidity.) In a small bag hand mash berries with the rest of ingredients. Place in bag with prawns. Marinate for 30 min- over night. Sautee prawns. Reduce marinade with grapefruit. Enjoy!

 

June’s food holidays! Just to name a few

I’m naming them all, actually. A multitude of holidays such as National Iced Tea Day were listed from the fun site TheNibble.com . Root beer day happens twice?? Ridiculous! Please, keep in mind a former President has taken the time to declare these official. ;-P

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Rye Not?… Whiskey for lunch

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OK say sooo many times while working, people will pick a gin based special over a whiskey special. Why? “Whiskey during the day… I have to go back to the office. (fake giggle) Given this irrational justification. I have designed a cocktail that wraps whisky’s beautiful barrel flavors with a light essence perfect for day time.

 1.5 oz preferred rye whiskey

1 strawberry

3 blueberries

.5 oz honey simple syrup (3 Honey: 1 water)

2 drops cardamom tincutre

In mixing tin muddle fruit , cardamom tincture and honey simple. Add rye whiskey and ice, shake and dirty dump (same ice from shake) into a red wine glass. Add lemon wheels for garnish. YUM!

A little tumeric a day will make the cancer go away!

Whether it is used in a curry, juice or even adding color to ballpark mustard, tumeric is among the healthiest super foods.  Tumeric adds a peppery warmth to any dish/drink and even resembles subtle flavor profiles of ginger and orange rhine. Tumeric provides vast array of health benefits and zero toxicity drawing health nut everywhere to add the spice to their daily routine. One last thing, IT STOP THE GROWTH OF AND KILLS CANCER CELLS!! For more information and a graph of exact nutrition facts visit

The World’s Healthiest Foods!

Tumeric

Detox your liver, kidneys, promote healthy joint function and improve digestion with this concoction.

Credit to Sara Sanch-Bonet. Follow her on instagram @DarthSancho.

6 carrots
1 bunch rainbow chard
3 beets
3 choice apples
1 bunch Italian parsley
1 lemon
1/2 stalk aloe vera
small amount ginger
pinch of tumeric

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When the munchies strike: Dinosaur Egg Pluots

Pluots are a hybrid of plum and apricot… this hybrid provides many varieties of nom goodness. Given its dappled coloring this varietal is trademarked as the ‘Dinosaur Egg’.  Naturely very sweet, pluots have a great deal of nutritious value and are low in fat, making them ideal for snacking or sweetening up other dishes. MMM!

Multiple MOUTHGASMS: Goldie’s on 3rd

I’ve been kind of bored with Los Angeles’ culinary scene lately. Only so many new “unique” taco places you can get excited about. My mouth hasn’t been blown in a while. Last night… CONTINUOUS MOUTHGASMING! Descriptions on each, but I could not even properly describe how I felt the entire meal. The closest I could get is… Remember that sensation you felt as a child running down the stairs Christmas morning ready to rip open your gifts…. IN MY MOUTH! Not to mention the very attractive bartenders and Executive Chef : Drew Andrade. formerly Executive Sous Chef at Spago Beverly Hills, added to the definition of New American Cuisine. After showering us with a delicious array of small plates, cocktails and an amazing dessert, I could not have left happier.

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Why this chicken tastes like a steak?

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Now for the good stuff… substantial food

We apologize to meat eaters for being to vege. I saw for sale at Ralph’s some ground organic chicken, and realized I never used chicken this way before. I had to learn how to manipulate the idea of a lighter ground meat. LOVE me some burgers!

I decided to not take the easy burger path. Instead, I made a BBQ seasoned chicken steak, and I topped it with kiwi sauce drizzled over bacon… MMMM (Remember that BBQ sauce I spruces up? :-0 )

I began by seasoning the patty. Just because there is sauce all over the place does not mean the chicken doesn’t need internal love. Simply mix the following ingredients and make into preferred size patty’s. Then use lighter oil or give into butter. It’s up to you! I recommend skinnier patty’s since it’s chicken. BTW this ground meat needs to be fully cooked. No Salmonella in herr!! Afterward drench it in my BBQ sauce! topped it with pan-fried bacon (turkey OK). Then slide some of that habanero kiwi sauce on top… YUUUUUMMMM!!!

Chicken Patty

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Ingredients

1 lb ground organic chicken
1 cap of liquid smoke
1 tsp cayenne, spanish smoked paprika, herbs de provence
2 tsp ground sage, parsley
Salt and Black Pepper

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Tell that Sour Patch Kid to Go on Somewhere: Cherry Rune Juice

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Cherry Rune Juice Ingredients:

  • One small bag sour Rainier Cherries (pitted)
  • 2 Fuji Apples, 2 Macintosh Apples
  • 1 Lime, 2 stalks Bok Choy, 4 Carrots
  • 1 small piece Ginger
  • 1 bushel of Pea Shoots.

This seasonal juice reveals the sweet side of tart. The mild greens leave the cherries as the primary flavor agent. Always leave the rinds on lemons and limes as they have excellent benefits for your skin/ hair, but always be sure to remove pits and stems because they are without nutritional value and are hella bitter. Happy juicing y’all!!

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Healthy Be Tastin’ Real Good: The Essential Margarita

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The Essential Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 golden apples
  • 4 Carrots
  • 4 stalks Japanese broccoli
  • 1/2 head Cauliflower
  • 1 bushel of Kale
  • 5 cups of Spinach leaves
  • 1 small piece of Ginger
  • 20 grapes.

You will be getting a little bit of everything with this one! It’s a perfect balance of spice, sweetness and greenness.  Happy juicing!!