The sentiment of love through food often comes in the form of sweets.... sweets for your sweetheart, sweetie, sugar bear, honey bun.... Even more, that sentiment is carried to a deeper level with chocolate! So when dreaming up a gift for that special someone in my life I decided what's better than cake, a cherry chocolate cake at that.
Since we recently picked up the Tribest Slowstar Juicer, we have replaced coffee and soda as our afternoon 'pick me up' with this slow juiced Red Juice Revival Recipe.
One of our all time favorite appetizers is the jalapeno popper, a staple on any appetizer plate (sort like our other favorite, mozzarella sticks). This recipe is simple, delicious, inexpensive, and spicy!
This spicy yet cool and light chipotle cilantro dipping sauce is great for tacos, nachos, corn chips, baked avocado fries, and more. We keep a jar of this in our refrigerator at all times here at Real Food Real Kitchens. With only three ingredients, it's incredibly simple to make too!
I'm always looking for healthy new recipes to serve as appetizers for small get togethers, dinner parties, or just a night of gaming with friends. This is an amazing recipe for avocado lovers and when combined with our chipotle sauce for dipping it's a delicious mouthful of spicy yum!
This sun dried tomato and broccoli pasta dish is one that combines several of our favorite pasta dishes of the past, in to one we make time and time again today. What's your favorite pasta dish?
Who needs a new years resolution to get healthy? It's all about making healthy choices, and anytime is a good time to start doing that. Our friend Heather and her family have been kicking some serious butt in the gym lately and making flavorful healthy recipes at home, like this one for chicken tacos she recently shared with us.
On a recent trip to NYC, green juices became an everyday beverage. It was cold and everyone was sick so I kept the good juices flowing with greens. With an added kick of ginger, the sweet and sour flavor of green apples, and a dash of olive oil, these juices gave me a bigger pick me up than coffee in the morning.
This soup is so rich and delicious we could have eaten several bowls and then some. On top of that, it's a soup that is incredibly simple to make and will shame any broccoli cheese soup you've ever had.
One of our favorite uses of an orange is making orange sauce. We love it because it's versatile and flavorful and can be used on chicken, fish, tofu, even duck... not to mention it's incredibly easy to make! There are many versions of orange sauce, but this one is our favorite!
My Brother Brad has become incredibly skilled at smoking meats over the past several years which has led to many new traditions here in the Chapman family. One is for a Boston Butt which, "is the American name for a cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder from the front leg and may contain the blade bone." The other recipe is for a simple coleslaw that is must for any BBQ'ed or Smoked meat dish.
One thing we love about Real Food Real Kitchens is we get to try traditional recipes from all kinds of cultures. We love ones like this Vegetarian African Curry sent to us by reader Christopher.
One of our favorite ingredients that we often think gets overlooked during the Holidays is fruit. That's why we are so thankful when we get recipes like this Apple and Cranberry Salad sent to us by Julie Fuller from Melbourne, FL . Not only is it delicious, healthy, and a great meal by itself, it's also customizable and uses many of the leftover ingredients from holiday dinners.
This simple recipe for Pastel de Maiz (or Corn Cake) used to be part of Cuban culture and tradition long ago. It was a dish Cubans inherited from Mexico and can be served with soups, meats, and sauces.
Anything pizza related we LOVE! It's a quick, simple and delicious dish that can be ordered in or made at home. It's a quick weeknight meal and especially during this Holiday season, it's an easy and fast way to feed everyone at the end of a long day of shopping, visiting family or sprucing up around the house. These stuffed mozzarella and spinach pizza bites are easy to make!