The Kitchenista Diaries

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Everything is better with #chorizo. Other things I’m into this week? Cleaning out the vegetable bin, keeping my freezer full of homemade chicken stock, and warming up on snow days with a spicy bowl of soup. Grab the recipe today for my Kale, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Soup, #linkinbio. It’s #whole30compliant with sugar free sausage. #kitchenistadiaries #januarywhole30 #soupseason #snowdayrecipes #whole30recipes
#SalisburySteak was one of my favorite #TVdinners as a kid and if the ingredient label on the back of those boxes didn’t freak me out, I’d probably still be eating them. 😂 So I got busy today working on a #whole30compliant version of this classic combo. It’s a lot like meatloaf so I will probably tackle two recipes at once in my next round. So far the keys are really good beef stock (the kind that jiggles with lots of good gelatin) and the usual #umami boosts like tomato paste and coconut aminos. Can’t wait to share my final results soon, but really happy with my first stab at it! Served with #instantpot garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans! #kitchenistadiaries #januarywhole30 #glutenfree #dairyfree
If you’re tired of chicken breast and tuna for #mealprepping, might I introduce you to slow roasted #salmon? Recipe is in the #kitchenistadiaries Volume 1 digital cookbook! It’s seriously addictive, easy to make and even better eaten cold as leftovers (2-3 days to be safe!) I add it to salads, egg scrambles and omelets, and sometimes I just eat it straight off the pan. 🤤 It’s #whole30compliant so try it for your #januarywhole30. .
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P.S. Check my IG Story highlight for details on all the #whole30recipes you can find in my books and take 50% off your purchases for the rest of January using code “JanuaryWhole30” at e-junkie.com/thekitchenista
Wellness is a priority for me in 2019, starting with better choices in food and attending to my mental health. I’m also getting the flu shot so that I don’t miss out on spending time in the kitchen! It’s an easy preventative measure to keep you and your family safe this season. To find a location near you to #getyourflushot, visit https://goo.gl/wioqbB @stopflunow. #StopFlu #FightFlu.
Moroccan spices inspired tonight's dinner! #Beefshortribs braised with #preservedlemons, pomegranate molasses and ras el hanout, served with #chermoula and a slow roasted butternut squash puree.  And because my life seems to work in parallels to the kitchen adventures, an update for the new year is worked into the post. I wrote about changing directions, adjusting to challenges and using what you've got to make things work - all of which apply to cooking, and this wild freelance life of mine. Get the recipe at https://www.kitchenistadiaries.com/2019/01/ras-el-hanout-braised-short-ribs.html, #linkinbio. (It's #whole30 compliant and I've included conversion steps for the #instantpot!)
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I’ve been dreaming of #currychicken ever since hearing that Saturday is #nationalcurrychickenday! 😋 What kinds of slow cooked dishes do you crave when the weather starts getting cold? #tbt #recipeintheworks #kitchenistadiaries
Today’s kitchen experiment was making a #whole30compliant stir fry sauce for #beefandbroccoli that didn’t sacrifice flavor. Key ingredient was black garlic which added depth of flavor, color and a touch of sweetness, similar to what oyster sauce would do. It turned out really well! Gonna make another batch to iron out the exact measurements before blogging this one. Also got to play around with using thinly sliced hanger steak that had been cooked sous vide and chilled, instead of starting with raw beef (results = much more tender.) #kitchenistadiaries #beefstirfry #broccolirabe #whole30recipes #paleo #sousvidecooking .
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Traditionally, #chickenmarsala is made with pounded chicken breast cutlets. I opt to work with chicken thighs or quarters, as I much prefer developing the flavor of the sauce by braising my chicken. It's pretty similar to a southern smothered chicken dish, save for the inclusion of Marsala wine. Ordinarily I'd do a smothered chicken dish all in the same pan, letting the chicken simmer in the gravy. But because the volume of mushrooms takes awhile to cook properly, I braise the chicken in the oven while preparing the mushrooms for the sauce on the stove top. In the end, tender chicken with golden brown crispy skin is joined by a rich, savory mushroom sauce that's perfect for ladling over something creamy. I went with a cheesy cauliflower mash & sauteed spinach tonight. Grab the recipe for my Braised Chicken Marsala & Mushrooms at kitchenistadiaries.com, #linkinbio! (Please read the full post for all FAQ's and suggestions on substitutions.)
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We wrapped up 2018 with #CMTradition at @studiotheatre. The morning was kicked off with a performance by Orfeia followed by @thekitchenista, who inspired us to find connection with the past and present through different types of traditions. •
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For #throwbackthursday & veggie inspiration, Thai red curry shrimp wraps I made with #collardgreens. Who has tried the tutorial on my blog to prep collard leaves for low-carb wraps? Let me know how you’ve used them in the comments!👇🏾
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‪Had to make my baby some #SoupJoumou! 🇭🇹 Oxtail & roasted calabaza squash this year. Added extra cabbage instead of pasta since I need it to be #whole30compliant for the rest of my week. I’ve been looking forward to this for awhile. Happy Haitian Independence Day! 🙌🏾‬ #kitchenistadiaries
#Sousvide Berkshire #porkchop, smoked maple & mustard glaze, sautéed Tuscan kale and apples, spicy pickled #blackeyedpeas. Requisite #newyearsday foods in a different form. Wanted to show the whole chop (it was beautiful!) but I think portions work better as a small plate so I tried it both ways for the photograph. #kitchenistadiaries