Thursday, January 28, 2010

another cover.

beautifully done.
Company of Thieves - Hey Ya (Outkast)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

chili & mini corn bread muffins


The rain persuaded me to be in the kitchen. But this time to make some good ole fashion hot chili. My co-worker Scott made this amazing chili for a potluck back around Thanksgiving and I decided to give it a shot.

Very simple to make.
Here's what you'll need:

2lbs - ground turkey
1lb - hot turkey sausage (uncased) {whole foods didn't have this so I substituted with chicken & artichoke sausage}
3 - packages of chili powder {any kind you fancy}
2 - cans of stewed tomatoes
1 - can of chili beans
1 - sweet onion (chopped)
2 - serrano peppers (sliced)
2 - jalapeno peppers (sliced)
1 - habanero pepper (sliced)
1 - bottle of beer (any) {I used Pacifico}

1. Brown the turkey and sausage together in a pan (make sure not to over cook/a bit pink in the center)
2. Transfer meat to a pot and throw in all three types of peppers and onions and pour in beer
3. Let that simmer a bit (about 10 min while stirring occasionally)
4. Toss in the rest of ingredients (chili powder, tomatoes, and chili beans)
5. Cover and let simmer for as long as you please (stirring occasionally)
6. While it's cooking throw some cornbread in the oven.
7. Serve and top with what ever you desire. voila!

*you can alter the level of spiciness by using less or adding more peppers.


It was a bit rainy last week and I thought it perfect to do some baking. I was given a bunch of raw organic cacoa by a dear friend and undoubtedly decided to make these heavenly Double Chocolate Cookies. Since I was still in the baking mood after making those and had some left over ingredients I searched around and found this simple recipe for delicious Oatmeal Lace Cookies.

Double Chocolate Cookies



Oatmeal Lace Cookies


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


For all my foodies in the LA or near the LA area:
Just wanted to share with you that this week Jan. 24 - Jan. 29 & next week Jan. 31 - Feb. 5 is Restaurant Week in LA.


"The Los Angeles food scene is as intriguing and exciting as the city itself—and dineLA Restaurant Week is going to help you try it all. Enjoy three-course lunches and dinners from a list of restaurants that’s as dynamic as LA:"

Lunch Dinner
$ Deluxe Dining: $16 $26
$$ Premier Dining: $22 $34
$$$ Fine Dining: $28 $44

check out the participating restaurants here

bon appetit.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Anya Marina - whatever you like (T.I. cover)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

hello 2010


Daily Practices for 2010
-Eat slowly
-Be present
-Be grateful
-Be generous
-Be less wasteful
-Nourish my body
-Read Doreen Virtues Daily Guidance