Category: Food

Graze: Cheese & Chive Oatbakes

Graze: Cheese & Chive Oatbakes (and caramelized onion marmalade)

You know that unwritten-but-should-be rule, “No fish in the office microwave,” or “don’t burn the popcorn” … yeah … these definitely should fall into that category. These. Are. Pungent. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t awful, but don’t open these within 100 feet of a pregnant woman unless she really likes caramelized onions. Wow. Seriously,…




Graze: Raspberry & Coconut Muffin

Graze: Raspberry & Coconut Muffin

Hmmm – this has “vits & mins” … sounds healthy. It’s basically a deconstructed muffin. I don’t mean deconstructed because my two year old daughter tore it apart instead of eating the $4 muffin we just bought her at Starbucks; or the deconstructed lasagna my sister suggested I make because … well … who doesn’t…




Graze: Summery Berry Flapjack

Graze: Summer Berry Flapjack

The summer berry flapjack: rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries. I’m sorry, did I read that right? – berry-infused cranberries – What in the hell is a berry-infused cranberry? I asked around and got this gem-of-a-quote from co-worker and Grazee-pusher (how do you think I got my free box), Joel Ward: It’s the turducken…




Graze: Morning Energizer: oops - should have taken that picture first!

Graze: Morning Energizer

I don’t hate this I’m trying Graze. It’s silly, but the first box was free, so why not. I just need to cancel the second one before I … wait … this wasn’t awful. Wasn’t Awful? It had chewy, semi-dried cherries and pears. You don’t eat cherries. Or pears. Or semi-dried fruit! But really, it…




Oven Baked, Slow-Roasted Brisket

Over Christmas our furnace went out. In the middle of the night my wife woke me up complaining about the cold. This is nothing out of the ordinary, but once I actually woke up enough I realized even I was chilled – and if I’m cold you KNOW our eight month old daughter is going…




Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

There are many traditions humans keep – one my wife introduced me to was that of eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day for luck and prosperity.  As the food item is still new to my recipe book I find myself looking for new ways to prepare/cook it every year.  This year Antares suggested hummus…




Creamy Chicken Ragout over Spaghetti

I hate to post a recipe without a picture, but this was too good to pass up. This is a commitment meal; while cooking I dirtied a saute pan, a big past boiling pot, and my Le Creuset roaster over the period of about 4 hours. The result, before you add pasta, is a creamy…




Short Ribs & Black Beans

Last night I made a hearty, tasty dinner. I took a half dozen shortribs, marinated them in lawrys salt marinade (omg delicious), and quickly seared them on a very hot cast iron pan. After I seared both sides I opened a can of black beans and dumped the entire contents of it on top, juices and all. Lastly, I added…




Thai-Chili Hummus

The only thing I enjoy more than eating a good hummus is playing with it. In years past I’ve made spicy hummus, cheesy hummus, and even black-eyed pea hummus (a new years’ tradition). Here’s one I documented – something I’m poor at when experimenting. Point of order: use your best judgement when you try to…