Qrazy about Quinoa

Well, my first few attempts at Quinoa were not very good, but I think I’ve mastered a good recipe! I figured out how to cook it properly and then I add carrots, string beans, mix in some lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley. It’s my new favorite salad!

Scottsdale Eats

Restaurants have really come a long way in Scottsdale. I had an opportunity to revisit one of my favorite, Cowboy Ciao yesterday. It again surprised me with a variety of flavors. Well known food blogger, Noshtopia joined me in the fun. Started with the Johnny Apple – green apples, pecans, pickled onions over arugula.     Entrée Braised Pork Rib … Read More

Easy To Make Festive Eats

Some ingenious casual cooks have a way of creating fabulous festive parties without breaking sweat on cooking. Lon Taylor is on of those ingenious cooks. His Super Bowl spread was delicious and delightful. Lon shares with us his recipe for down and dirty Louisiana style rice and beans. As easy as 1 2 3:   The Recipe: He simply bought … Read More

@DailyEats on Twitter

I can’t remember exactly when I began using Twitter personally. It could have been late 2006 early 2007. I recently setup a separate account for Daily Eats, which is @dailyeats. Having a DailyEats twitter account lets allows us tweet our new posts, get great tips or showcase from aspiring and established chefs, and get pitched/scooped on food stories from PR … Read More

Made at home Gourmet pizza toppings

Doctoring up food is a tradition to many house holds. For those new to this expression, to “Doctor up” food means making improvements by adding on some extra love to quick or premade foods. Such as store bought sub sandwiches and frozen pizzas. When it comes to frozen pizzas, Grocery stores have so many gourmet varieties to choose from, but … Read More

Mac & Cheese – – – Then and Now

Some comfort foods never go out of style, and macaroni and cheese is one of these. I am personally a fan of mac & cheese. In these recessionary times this popular entrée is all the more desirable. It can be said that Mac & Cheese is a recession specialty. Modern renditions can still capture the homey goodness while featuring up-to-the-minute … Read More

Ja’ Grill Chicago

I was looking for something different for Sunday brunch and came across Ja’ Grill on W. Armitage. Ja’ Grill serves up authentic Jamaican cuisine. For brunch I had Jerk Chicken bone-in chicken, dry rubbed with jamaican jerk herbs and spices marinated and finished on a charcoal grill, with Ital stew which consists of callaloo, butter beans, carrots, onions and mixed … Read More

Ben’s Chili Bowl – Rocks

Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of those special places you have to visit. The oil grilled hotdog with Ben’s famous chili is AWESOME. When you bite into the crispy skin of a Ben’s Chili Dog your tongue is in for a treat. This tactile moment includes crunchiness, spiciness, heat, and all the goodness of premium pork hot dog. Ben’s is … Read More