Friday, February 28, 2014

Coconut Chicken Curry

Mmm, Thai food. Dan and I found an amazing Thai restaurant here in Phoenix called Pete's Thai. The food is amazing and it's BYOB! We've been taking all of our friends and visitors there and can't get enough. We decided to try out some Thai curry at home served over jasmine rice. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

After several times cooking pork tenderloin in the crock pot, I decided to try it out in my dutch oven. The nice thing about the crock pot is you can go to work and come home to a delicious dinner, but the meat will be sometimes a little too tender. I think this is a great way to cook pork if you are wanting to shred it. My new favorite method is in the dutch oven. You can get a nice sear with only using one dish and the meat stays together. The only thing you need to be careful about is making sure not to over cook the pork, or it will dry out.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lentil Salad with Sweet Potato & Pomegranate

I know it's supposed to be winter for another 6 weeks (damn you Phil!), but it's pretty much summer here in Phoenix. High 70's and mid 80's all week, now I remember why people live here, the amazing winter and spring. Since the weather is already warming up for me, I was craving a refreshing, cold salad. This salad is so fresh and full of nutrients, and did I mention absolutely delicious?!?!? I hope you enjoy my cold lentil salad with sweet potatoes and pomegranate seeds.

Monday, February 3, 2014

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

One thing that Dan is ALWAYS craving is BBQ food. I think he needs to move to the South. If he could, he would eat BBQ ribs or BBQ pulled pork or BBQ chicken every, single night. Don't get me wrong, I love it too, just maybe not every night. 

We made some BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot. I stuffed it into a sweet potato and Dan made little BBQ chicken sliders. You could easily do pulled pork, chicken is just a cheaper option.