Tuesday, November 30, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Mousse Day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolates and Lemon Creme Pie Day!

Belated National Food Days

A Belated Happy Turkey Day to everyone!  Also some belated national food days:
National Sardines Day- Nov. 24
National Parfait Day- Nov. 25
National Cake Day- Nov. 26
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day- Nov. 27
National French Toast Day- Nov. 28

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marx Foods "A Chile & A Spoon" Blogger Recipe Challenge

  Spicy Vegetable Pozole

Serves: 4-6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

1 Marx Foods De Arbol Chile
water, for soaking
2 T. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery with leaves, sliced
3 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. water
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. chili powder
1 t. paprika
1 (29 oz.) can hominy
1 small head cabbage, cut in 1/4
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. cilantro, minced
1 lime, cut in 6 wedges

    To reconstitute de arbol chile bring enough water to a boil to cover and soak chile in a small bowl; let sit for 15 minutes.  Drain, cut in half and remove seeds.  Finely chop chile and set aside.
    Heat oil over medium in a large pot and add onion.  Season with salt and let cook 3 to 5 minutes until slightly yellow.  Stir in garlic and cook another minute before adding carrots and celery.  Season again with salt and cook until slightly tender stirring often, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
    Add broth, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, de arbol chile, hominy and cabbage.  Bring to boil,  reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for flavors to meld about 25 minutes.  Stir in tomatoes the last 10 minutes of cooking.  
    Serve each portion garnished with cilantro and lime wedge. 

For more information about Marx Foods products, including dried chiles, visit marxfoods.com!

National Food Day

Happy National Expresso and Eat a Cranberry Day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Baklava and Home Made Bread Day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Belated National Food Day

Happy National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Guacamole and Pickle Day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pizza with Everything Day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Marx Foods Pasta and Truffles Recipe Contest

Black Truffle Grilled Chicken and Fennel Pollen Radiatore Tossed with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan

Serves: 2-4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

1/4 t. Marx Foods Black Truffle salt
1/8 t. cracked pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
water, for boiling
8 oz. radiatore pasta
1/8 t. Marx Foods Fennel Pollen
4 c. fresh baby spinach leaves
2 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 T. olive oil
1 c. fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus additional if desired

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Evenly season both sides of chicken breasts with Marx Foods black truffle salt and cracked pepper then cook on a lightly greased cast-iron grill over medium high heat, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.  Transfer to preheated oven and continue cooking until no longer pink, about 20 minutes. 
    In the meantime bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add radiatore.  Cook until almost tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain and return to same pot. 
    Sprinkle pasta with Marx Foods fennel pollen and stir to coat evenly.  Over medium low heat stir fresh spinach, tomatoes and olive oil into pasta and allow to slowly cook about 10 to 15 minutes.  When pasta dish is almost ready toss in basil and parmesan; stir to blend. 
    To complete the dish chop black truffle chicken breasts and serve with pasta portions.  Top with addition parmesan if desired. 

National Food Day

Happy National Sandwich Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards- Enter to win Mello's Chourico Sausage Sampler Pack @foodieblogroll!

Marx Foods Iron Foodie 2010 Contest Answers

Q: Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
A: I want to compete in this challenge because I love food and I enjoy competing just as much, especially when it comes to having the opportunity to create dishes using Marx Foods super unique products!!!

Q: Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why? Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, James Beard, Marie-Antoine Careme, or The Swedish Chef? 
A: I would like to spend a day in the kitchen of Giada de Laurentiis because I am most attracted to her style of cooking and adore her favorite ingredients as well...not to mention Italian cuisine is the key to my...stomach!

Q: What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
A: If for any reason someone wasn't devouring their cheesecake right in front of my eyes, it would mean they need some help from me to finish it off!

Q: Sum your childhood up in one meal.
A: Spaghetti with Red Meat Sauce and Parmesan, Garlic Bread and Fresh Green Salad (oddly enough with Ranch dressing)!

Q: The one mainstream food you can’t stand? 
A:  You ready for this...I can't stand pine nuts believe it or not!

National Food Day

Happy National Fried Clams and Vinegar Day!

National Food Month

Happy National Month of Pecans, Good Nutrition, Peanut Butter Lover's, Pepper, Raisin Bread and Vegan!
First Week: Fig Week
Second Week: Split Pea Soup Week
Fourth Thursday: Turkey and Stuffing Day
Fourth Friday: Leftovers Day

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