Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin + Celery Soup

Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin + Celery Soup

Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin + Celery Soup | Want to make something quick and ridiculously good? If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed Pork Tenderloin pretty much makes an appearance on our table every month. And it should on yours too. It’s tasty and cheap. What could be better right? Oh wait, I got an idea. How about we wrap the whole thing in bacon?

Steamed Broccoli Crema

Steamed Broccoli Crema

Steamed Broccoli Crema | Want to know the easiest way to eat your veggies? Stir in some sour cream. Yea yea, we know it kinda negates the purpose, but you’d be surprised what awesome concoctions you can whip up in the kitchen. We’ve experimented a lot. A LOT. And one of the best tasting veggie-sour…

Prairie Meatloaf + Gochujang Sauce

Prairie Meatloaf + Gochujang Sauce

Prairie Meatloaf + Gochujang Sauce | The old guy on the Quaker Oats container used to creep me out (still does), so when my mom used to mix his oats into her meatloaf recipe, I was running for the hills. It was one scary dinner let me tell ya. But I knew one day when I grew up, I was going give the creep the boot and devise a meatloaf that would make up for all those years of turmoil. This time it was personal. No more Mr. Quaker Oats.

Aloha Mint Chutney

Aloha Mint Chutney

Aloha Mint Chutney | Hawaii cracks me up. It’s like America’s outpost for exotic fruit, board shorts and the filming of Jurassic Park. But it really does produce some awesome pineapple that we love to work with – and boy do we put it to work here. This is a condiment, combined with threaded cucumber,…

Soft Carrot Aioli

Soft Carrot Aioli

Soft Carrot Aioli | When I’m checking out at the grocery store,  I always laugh at how Carrots somehow end up in my basket. It’s like they stalk me, grow legs and follow me around. I think it’s because they know deep down how much I really do love them. Since they are subtly sweet, they are the perfect base of flavor for many savory dishes. We use them everywhere – braises, stews, sauces, soups, purees – and yes, in aiolis too!

Lemon Chicken Piccata + Reverse Hollandaise

Lemon Chicken Piccata + Reverse Hollandaise

Lemon Chicken Piccata + Reverse Hollandaise | It was the best day ever. It was summer. I was sitting at a small white table under the shadows of a tomato orchard, at a cliff-side restaurant on the Amalfi coast. And what was on the plate of food in front of me?  Veal. A Veal Piccata to be exact. It was simply ridiculous. Full of lemon and fresh flavors. I could have had 15 of them. This recipe is a nod to that experience, to that place, that I would sell my soul to get back to (well not really, but you get the idea).

Blue Cheese Scramble

Blue Cheese Scramble

Blue Cheese Scramble | Want to take scrambled eggs to the next level? So did we, but we just wanted something easy to elevate this breakfast dish – after all, it’s morning and our brains aren’t really awake yet. The answer: a vinaigrette. So in this recipe, we lean on our tried and true simple…

Heartburn Chili Sloppy Joes

Heartburn Chili Sloppy Joes

Heartburn Chili Sloppy Joes | It’s official. I just renamed Bruin, “Chili”, because this chili recipe has stolen a place in my burning heart. It’s so good, yet so bad for you, but who cares at this point. It’s October. By far the best month of the year. Football is already here. The World Series is in full swing. Winter is coming. How can you not love this month. So this is a tribute to all the October chili lovers out there…don’t wait to make this one.   

Acorn Puree

Acorn Puree

Acorn Puree | I have been to the grocery store many a time, as you might imagine. I have seen people pluck just about everything off the shelves, from onions to chicken to goldfish, but I have literally never seen anyone buy an Acorn Squash. NEVER. Except for me of course. People stare at me…