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Kitchen Diaries: Chicken and Garlic Chive Meatballs With Quick Apple and Brussels Sprout Kimchi

January 19, 2016


This was the second, and probably favorite, recipe from the week of Blue Apron dinners I received as a trial gift from a friend. See the first recipe here. I would never have thought of making something as fancy-sounding as Chicken and Garlic Chive Meatballs with Quick Apple and Brussels Sprout Kimchi, and was delighted to have the chance to prepare such an elaborate-looking (and sounding) dish.

10 Ounces Ground Chicken
½ Cup Jasmine Rice
3 Ounces Brussels Sprouts
1 Granny Smith Apple
½ Bunch Garlic Chives
2 Tablespoons Black Bean Sauce
2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
1 1-Inch Piece of Ginger
¼ Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 Tablespoon Apple Kimchi Spice Blend (Gochugaru, Granulated Sugar, White Sesame Seeds and Black Sesame Seeds)

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Kitchen Diaries: Blackened Spiced Catfish and Poblano-Cheddar Grits

January 4, 2016


I’ve always wanted to try out Blue Apron, the company that sends fresh ingredients for meals that you prepare at home, but was reluctant due to the price and uncertainty about whether I’d enjoy the meals. Thankfully, my friend Becky got me a free one-week trial, which included three meals with portions for two. The first recipe I tried was the Spiced Catfish and Poblano-Cheddar Grits, and I must have to admit, it was simply delicious — a restaurant-quality meal prepared by yours truly. To start, here’s the skinny on what was inside this feast.

Ingredients (2 servings):
2 Catfish Fillets
1 cup Yellow Grits
½ bunch Collard Greens
1 Poblano Pepper
1½ ounces Cheddar Cheese
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Spiced Catfish Spice Blend (Rice Flour, Ancho Chile Powder, Ground Cumin and Smoked Paprika)

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Kitchen Diaries: Steak Fajitas

June 2, 2014


One of the Mexican dishes I had yet to prepare from scratch was fajitas. That all changed yesterday. With some pre-seasoned (frozen) carne asada, fresh onions and bell peppers, flour tortillas and seasoning, I set off on this kitchen adventure. See the finished plate after the jump.
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