In: VANAMEN

Chicken Breast with Mustard Tarragon Cream Sauce
March 6, 2018

Here is a chicken dish that tastes like you spent a lot of time making but it really only takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish. Even if you do not like mustard this is still a hit. It is really very light and you barely notice the mustard and and the fresh tarragon goes really well with the mustard and cream. This literally is “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner”!

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Ratatouille
March 1, 2018

Ratatouille is a great side dish for any protein. You can make it a head of time and serve it with any of your proteins choices for the week. I use Japanese eggplant in this recipe because it does not have the bitter taste of Italian eggplant. This means you do not have to make it “weep” (sprinkle with salt and let it sit for an hour) before using to take bitterness out. Japanese eggplant is the long skinny type and most grocery stores will have it.

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jicama potatoes

These little gems that are brown and crisp on the outside with a warm tender goodness on the inside. They are good with eggs in the morning or next to a burger. Season with plenty of salt and a touch of paprika. These fries transform the Mexican potato into an all-American classic. Note: Jicama needs to cook in slow cooker for about 8-12 hours before frying.

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venison with sauce
Venison With Mushroom Tomato Sauce
November 20, 2017

Hunting season is still in full effect and if you were lucky enough to get your deer, this is the perfect venison recipe to warm up the cooler days of autumn. The Butchery in Costa Mesa may be able to help you locate a cut of venison if you did not get your deer this year. If you cannot locate venison steaks you can substitute a pork tenderloin or elk. Good game for the adventurous foodie!!

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stuffing
Turkey Stuffing
November 7, 2017

It is time to stuff your turkey and this recipe is not only full of flavor but gluten free. It can be used to stuff a whole bird or used in a turkey roulade. It is one my favorite GF stuffing recipes and it will impress your guest with the flavor and texture.

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Elk
Elk Tenderloin With A Cherry Sauce
October 19, 2017

It is Elk hunting season and what better way to celebrate but with a tender piece of elk tenderloin. It is tender, flavorful and little less gamey than some of the other wild animals. It is also great for those individuals that have a food sensitivity towards beef but love beef. You can order from the Butchery in Costa Mesa in one pound portions if you have not been hunting. If you are an adventurous foodie and like wild game this is a deliciously elegant dish.

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Bean-less Bison Chili
October 4, 2017

Football and Fall is a great time to enjoy a bowl of chili! This is a delicious meat-based chili (bean free) that you can use bison instead of ground beef if you have a food sensitivity towards beef. It is rich in flavor and will put a smile on anyones face that enjoys a little spice. You can adjust the heat by decreasing chili powder or if you like a little more heat add a pinch of cayenne.

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