I've have had a SUPER productive day in the kitchen.
First off: I got out of bed and successfully made myself bacon and eggs. BEFORE having coffee. That's an accomplishment in and of itself.
Then, I made my favorite Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins. See post here. And they turned out better than they have ever been before. That's probably because I read the recipe again and realized that I needed baking POWDER, not baking SODA. If someone could explain the difference to me - that would be wonderful. But... it turns out that there is a difference and it dramatically improves an already delicious thing. Total win-win.
Then, I hard boiled eggs. Okay... this isn't really cooking. That's fair. But I did it. In the kitchen. So I'm going to write about it.
Then, I made kale chips. Kale chips are delicious and I don't even like kale. But kale chips? Sold. I coat them with olive oil and cook them on super low (250 degrees) for like 25 minutes - or until they are all crispy. Today took a little bit longer because I made an obscene amount of them. Then I top them with just a sprinkle of truffle salt (which really makes everything taste better - I mean, absolutely EVERYTHING).
Then, I took a break to get my hair done. Hello brunette!!!
THEN, I made what may be my new favorite dish and I have no idea what to call it. But it gave me a fantastic reason to use my dutch oven, which is my favorite pot (yes... I have a favorite pot. I also have a favorite appliance - my KitchenAid - and a favorite tiny appliance - my immersion blender).
1 large peeled sweet potato
3 small red potatoes
1 large yellow onion
3 stalks of celery
1 turkey kielbasa
8 oz chicken broth
3 cloves garlic
2 sprigs rosemary
I chopped the potatoes, onion, celery and carrots into large pieces. I cut the kielbasa into four large pieces. Chopped the garlic and rosemary into tiny bits - others may call this 'finely chop', but they would be fancy folks - I am not fancy. I added all this to the dutch oven, poured the chicken broth over and topped with dried oregano, salt and pepper. I put it in the oven at 380 degrees for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft when you stick a fork in them. So freaking easy.
Totally delicious and now I have dinner for the week. So easy to heat up and enjoy between running around like a crazy person. And it's healthy AND paleo (at least I think kielbasa is paleo - hmmm...). Huge thank you to Tara (and David) for sharing this delicious recipe with me.
|After shot: Total delicious. Can you tell from the pic?|