Life, Love and my passion for cooking

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Carson City, NV, United States
I grew up in Illinois in a small town. I moved to California in May of 2000.In that time I have experienced life, love and my passion for cooking. We now live in Nevada. I hope to take my passion for cooking to a new level.


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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Breakfast with the Pompeys

Breakfast burrito

We opened the refrigerator this morning and we had some healthy 100 calorie wraps, eggs, salad greens, spicy black bean dip, avocado, red onion, pea shoots and trader joes hot sauce. We hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning breakfast as much as we are!;)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sweet and Spicy!

Asian rice noodle stir fry

1- 14oz container of fresh rice noodles- trader joes,cook as directed.

2 chicken breasts cut into cubes

Marinade for chicken
2 tablespoons General Tsao stir fry sauce- Trader Joes
1 tablespoon garlic chili paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

Vegetable mixture
A few handfuls of veggie slaw- this is premixed in small bags at the grocery store. It is a mixture of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower or cabbage

3 bell peppers chopped
1 broccoli crown chopped fine
1 small red onion chopped fine
2 baby bok choy chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
2 green onions chopped- for garnish
wasabi sauce(a spicy topping)

1. cut chicken breasts into cubes. Toss the chicken with the marinade: garlic chili paste, sesame oil, soy sauce and Tsao stir fry sauce. A tablespoon or so of each. let sit for a short time to marinade or longer if you can.

2. Heat a pan with a little oil. Toss the chicken into the pan cook about 10 min or until chicken is done and has reached internal temp of 165.

3. The rice noodles cook for 5-7 minutes so you can boil the water while the chicken is cooking and then cook the noodles as directed.
4. In a separate pan heat a little sesame oil. toss all the veggies in except the green onion and basil. Saute until done to your liking.

5. Place a handful of rice noodles in a bowl drizzle a little of the tsao sauce over the noodles, then add veggies and top with the chicken. Sprinkle some green onion, fresh basil,and wasabi sauce. If you like a little extra spice also drizzle some sriracha sauce on top.

Roasted Garlic Express

This little machine is the best! It fits in small kitchen spaces. It only takes 27 min to roast an entire whole garlic clove. The little black tray comes out easy with that little clip on handle. Underneath is a little terra cotta plate that you wet before turning on the roaster. I love being able to have roasted garlic without turning my oven on. We eat LOTS of Garlic! I put roasted garlic is just about everything. We like it with homemade bread, hummus, soups and salad dressing.

Roasted Garlic Express

Inside of Roaster

Homemade herb bread with Roasted Garlic

Monday, July 16, 2012

a spicy little snack!

Spicy Cucumber Bites

We love spicy food! When it is hot outside its nice to have something cool and refreshing. I came up with these one day and we love them! I buy cucumbers every week now so we can have these.

All you need is a few items:

1. Wasabi Sauce
2. Cucumber
3. Avocado
4. Nori seasoning
5. Pea shoots
6. Sriracha hot sauce
(if you like them extra spicy!)