Archive | February, 2014

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Feb

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Mission: Completed! All rejoice, for this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe was an unbelievable success. I even daresay that my absolute favorite Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe has finally met its match! I had never used brown butter in a recipe before, but I knew that its rich caramel, nutty flavor was just what my cookie palette craved. Browning butter can be tricky, but I was amazingly overjoyed when this recipe turned out so beautifully, not to mention fulfilling my cookie “type” of having a soft, chewy, and buttery texture.

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Let’s Cook Through The Ancestral Table.

3 Feb

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I think it’d be really fun if you cooked through The Ancestral Table, and I’d love to follow you on your journey. I wrote this book with that very idea in mind, and for two specific kinds of people. First, for anyone that is looking to try out a more healthful way of eating, this might be the tastiest way to go about it. Secondly, for anyone that’s been eating a Paleo-style diet for a while and is looking to either 1) try out some new dishes or 2) ramp up their skills in the kitchen, I think this is also a great solution.

I’m not saying that you have to exclusively cook every meal straight out of this book (after all, there are only a couple breakfast recipes in here), but I have a feeling that most people (and their tastebuds!) will benefit from cooking frequently out of…

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Giant Cinnamon Roll

3 Feb

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I found this recipe on Pinterest this week and thought today would be the perfect day to give it a try.  You can find the original post here.  I did not change anything, other than using just a plain powdered sugar/milk frosting.  This was much easier to make than I expected and the dough actually rose, sometimes I have a problem with that.  And yes, I did eat this for dinner tonight, don’t judge.  Enjoy!

Giant Cinnamon Roll:

2 1/4 cup flour

3 T. sugar

1 t. salt

1 package instant yeast

In a large bowl, mix evenly.  Set aside.

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup milk

3 T. butter

1 egg

Melt water, milk and butter over medium heat until melted and it reaches a temperature of 115 degrees.  Pour this liquid mixture into the flour mix and stir.  Add 1 egg.  Stir to make a soft dough.  Dough…

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It is Super Bowl Sunday with Buffalo Style Meatballs!

3 Feb

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Is everyone ready for the Super Bowl? Our first dish “Buffalo Style Meatballs” has already made an appearance during the pre-game shows. This recipe is awesome especially if you use Original Anchor Bar Wing Sauce – these meatballs remind us of Buffalo Chicken Wings! But a much healthier version. I made mine with ground turkey but you could also use ground chicken for an even more authentic version. For Super Bowl Sunday I like to try different recipes. I was inspired from FoodTV Magazine for this recipe and you can find the original recipe here. Plus you can read the original story about chicken wings and how they originated in Buffalo, New York. It has been a long time since I have been to the Anchor Bar but it is definitely an important part of our local history.

As usual I did make some minor changes to the original recipe…

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Animal part III – Best for Last

3 Feb

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Before foie gras was banned on the menu, I made sure to go back and have this dish. I must have had it about 3 times if not more. It was one of the best things on the menu. I’d like to be hopeful that one day it will return (legally of course).

foie gras, biscuit, maple sausage gravy biscuit, maple sausage gravy

http://www.yelp.com/biz/animal-los-angeles

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Animal part II

3 Feb

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Rabbit leg. Mushrooms. Peas. Polenta. Enough Said!

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Animal!

3 Feb

Animal!

I haven’t posted in a while, so it’s only fitting to come back with an oldy but goody. These next few dishes are from one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, Animal.

Highly recommended for people who are open to try anything, good for sharing. The menu is limited and I usually like to order a few things and test it out.

This picture is of the veal tongue, smoked foie gras, pastrami spices, crab apple

http://animalrestaurant.com/