Fat Kid Friday Feature: Desert Rose in Media, PA – A Review

Yesterday, Earth & State posted on their Facebook wall that Media’s newest eatery, Desert Rose, had opened for business. I took a walk down there this morning to pick up a menu in the hopes that I could order lunch with a few friends later. When I got there, all I saw was a menu…

Deconstructed Chicken Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon

For the sake of argument, we’re going to pretend like it’s winter here in Media. Anyone who lives in or has visited Pennsylvania or New Jersey this winter knows that we haven’t had anything remotely close to winter weather in a while. There was a freak snow shower on Halloween, but was the worst of…

Chicken Wings with Emeril’s Rustic Rub

I don’t celebrate the Super Bowl, but I admire folks that do. I think it’s a great that people get together and drink and eat and watch TV. No, really, I do. I fully support that kind of dedication. People have Super Bowl parties even when their teams aren’t playing. I honestly have no idea…

Naked Stir Fry

      It always baffles me when people tell me they are intimidated by the stir fry. I am not sure what it means or where the term originated, but I will be looking up the etymology after I am finished with this post. To me, a stir fry is the easiest and quickest…

Chicken Sunday: Spinach Curry with Chicken

This Sunday’s chicken Sunday recipe was adapted from the one by Anjum Anand of the Cooking Channel’s Indian Food Made Easy. My mom came to visit today and I was so happy to have someone to cook for. This dish is so yummy. It’s bright green, but it doesn’t taste anything like spinach! Instead, it…

Chicken Sunday: Garam Masala Oven Fried Chicken

I did some research to explain why I call Sundays Chicken Sunday. I don’t cook with a lot of meat, but I have designated Sundays to be the day I cook chicken. One of the reasons that lead to Chicken Sunday is because I have read several studies that report that American’s consumption of meat…

Indian Spiced Rice Bowl

Last week, I started teaching college freshman at the University level. I assigned “Indian Takeout” by Jhumpa Lahiri as their first reading. I selected it because I love to cook and because I long to go to India. I told them this along with a story of an Indian girl I met when I was…

Chicken with Backyard Lettuce

This is one of my mom’s favorite recipes and she wanted me to share it with you. It’s simple, easy, gluten free, and quick. We call the lettuce “backyard” lettuce because it, quite frankly, looks like something that would grow in your backyard. Enjoy. Ingredients 2 5oz containers of Spring Mix lettuce 2 chicken breast…

Marinated Mushroom Medley

As I said before, this week I am working with a busted tooth and so this week I was focusing on soft foods. I am also on a mushroom kick and I saw the most beautiful Portobello mushrooms at the Farmers Market the other day.  I was also able to score a pound of shallots…

Gluten Free Pesto Chicken Pizza

I love pizza and I miss it in my gluten-free life. Enter the amazingness that is Bob’s Red Mill. Bob’s Red Mill makes a host of delicious gluten-free items that are affordable and pretty magical. The Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix is no exception. I have toyed around with this recipe quite a lot, but…