Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday Brunch

Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt
Simply dip the radishes in a bit of butter, then in the salt and enjoy.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito
Protein packed in a low carb-high fiber tortilla and topped with salsa verde, this was a healthy and filling breakfast.

Fresh Berries
Above and below.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kind of a Cobb

Kind of a Cobb Salad
This was a healthier version of a cobb salad, without the blue cheese or the creamy dressing.

-3 cups mixed greens per person
-1 chicken breast, pan fried and diced, per person
-5 stalks pickles asparagus, chopped, per person
-1 small tomato, chopped, per person
-1 hard boiled egg, chopped, per person
-1/4 diced red onion, per person
-homemade vinaigrette, to taste (equal parts olive oil, balsamic and mustard)

Layer all the chopped stuff on top of the greens, then pour on the dressing.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Quick Sausage and Veggie Stew

Sausage and Veggies Stew
This was a very quick weeknight meal.

-8 sausages, thinly sliced
-2 large heads broccoli, chopped
-1 handful pinenuts
-1 onion, sliced
-2 cans tomatoes

Sautee the onions until translucent. Add everything else and cover. Steam for a few minutes. Then remove cover and sautee until desired moisture level.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Salmon with Spinach and Carmelized Leeks and Sauteed Baby Artichokes

Miso Salmon with Carmelized Leek and Spinach Sautee
Simple, fast and healthy. The recipe for the salmon is clickable above. For the side dish, the leeks were sauteed on low heart until caramelized, then the spinach was added and the dish was seasoned with salt and pepper. Use whatever proportions of leeks and spinach work for you.

Sauteed Baby Artichokes with Garlic
We got more baby artichokes in our CSA box, so we made a nice dish of simple artichokes that were sauteed and steamed until tender.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chupaqueso Tacos!

We had some vegetarians for dinner, and decided that there's nothing better than make-your-own tacos for the gastronomical pleasure of carnivores and herbivores alike.

The Whole Spread
Diced Chicken
-8 chicken thighs, diced
-2 tb taco seasoning

Toss chicken in seasoning and sautee until browned.

Lime Shrimp
-1 lb shrimp, halved
-juice of 1/2 lime
-salt to taste

Sautee the shrimp until just pink, then season with salt and spritz with lime.

Creamy Spicy Corn
-2 cans sweet corn, drained
-1 cup cream
-1 ts cayenne
-1 ts salt

Simmer the corn in the rest of the ingredients until all the liquid has evaporated.

-1 bunch chard, chopped
-salt and pepper to taste

Sautee the chard until tender and bright green.

Homemade Guacamole

Serve the above with chopped black olives, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa in a soft tortilla or a chupaqueso taco shell (below).

Chupaqueso Taco Shells
This was even tastier than we expected. Just make the chupaquesos and fold in half and set aside to harden slightly. Click here for a how to video of making the basic chupaqueso.

The Finished Product

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Restorative Dim Sum Delivery from Dim Sum Bar, San Francisco, CA

On our way back from the airport to our house, we ordered from Dim Sum Bar for delivery. They tried to tell us they wouldn't deliver because of Bay to Breakers, but somehow Alexis convinced them and about 10 minutes after week got home we had a tasty Chinese breakfast.

Special Wonton Soup $7
This huge and hearty soup contains a variety of meats and seafood in addition to the wontons.

Siu Mai $2
Fresh and plump.

Fried Noodles with BBQ Pork $6
Gooey and porky and very tasty.

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Dim Sum Bar
620 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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