February 22, 2014

Is anyone reading this??

Wow, it's been five months since I've posted and I feel terrible about it !!  If you're still reading this thing, well THANK YOU! Starting this blog two years ago I didn't know where it would lead. I wanted to discover foods that I hadn't experienced. I have been on a whirlwind, life is hectic and crazy but I truly love it!  I hope by pouring my heart to you that maybe we can reconnect. I have still been cooking amazing dishes and trying new things just haven't had time to share with you, so let me share a few things today.

I got my associates! I feel so acomplished, I'm not finished with school yet but I am taking a break this semester.

I'm loving working for Chef Roy's Catering. I look forward to Saturdays because I love working at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market. The family we all are is amazing! Supporting other vendors and see our customers makes waking up before the sun worth it! 

So I've also been working on Ladybird Food Truck for a while now, and whoa, I had no idea how amazingly hard running a food truck can be. I'm learning so much! Ladybug offers upscale comfort food and I'll just be truthful, our food is amazing!!!! 

Now, I'm also managing Montrose Parking, which is a food truck park in Montrose! So many exciting opportunities coming up for this lot!

You'd think that was enough but before all the above, I'm a wife and mother first! The Hubs and I just celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. I can't wait celebrate our fortieth, he is amazing!! Oh and then there is the boy!! It's crazy how you can love someone so much. Having a three year old rambunctious little boy is loads of fun. Somdays I may want to pull my hair out but he makes life worthwhile! Not everyone should be a parent, you should know you can't be selfish anymore! It makes me sad for the kids whose parents don't realize this. I could go on but maybe another time..

Oh yeah, my cousin and I also started a party planning business, Fancy Affairs Event Consulting. We've even already had our first party!!

Any who if you are still reading after ALL that, well THANKS again. I love writing this blog even if it is sparse, it's such a nice outlet just get my voice out there, even if no one is listening. I love telling people about new stuff that they might not know because that's how I learn about new things everyday!! The best part about working is all the knowledge I'm receiving, it's truly incredible. And I just want to share it all with you!! Thanks for sticking around, I appreciate the love :)

Mrs J

September 30, 2013

Oh, hummus?!

I thought I didn't like hummus. I had tried several brands and well I just didn't care for it. A co-worker told me use one can of chick peas and one can of white navy beans. Guys!! I had no idea on what goodness I was missing out on. And the best part? It was pretty healthy too! I've made this several times now and each time is yummy and flavorful. I really love that when you learn to make the basic of one recipe you can change it up to meet your own requirements. Just like the pesto I made previously, it's all about your own taste. Getting Big Boy J, (as he would like to be called now, he said no more baby :[  ) to eat his veggies has been quite the task lately. But, he loves to dip stuff so dipping fresh veggies into the hummus is so fun for him. This recipe is for Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 can chickpeas, juice too
1 can white navy beans
1 jar roasted red bell peppers, a little of the oil
2 cloves of garlic
About 1/4 cup garlic olive oil
Garlic to taste at end

Mix all up in nutribullet until desired consistency. Refrigerate to let flavors really set in. Serve with anything :)

Have a wonderful day, hopefully this Monday brings a good start to a new week for us all!


September 29, 2013

Rainy Sunday

I truely love waking up on Sunday to clouds and rain! I don't think there is much better. I haven't had a chance to go over the haul I got from the market yesterday. So when I opened up the brown bag and found Basil I knew I had to use it up right away. It was still early and I really wanted some eggs and the boys were asking for breakfast so I obliged, of course. I pulled all the leaves from the bunch of basil and popped them in the smaller jar for the nutribullet,(my new favorite kitchen toy). I had some smoked almonds that I added as well. The flavor is very good and bright. I love the vibrant color green over my eggs on rainy days like this. This recipe isn't even a recipe I just threw some stuff together to make this pesto. You can easily make a pesto from any green leafy stuff and some nuts, a little olive oil and that's it!!

Basil-Smoked Almond Pesto
1 bunch of basil
About 2 1/2 ounces of smoked almonds
1/2 cup garlic olive oil
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Blend all together until you have a spreadable sauce. Add te olive oil a little at a time, you may need more or prefer less.

Mrs J