You know the saying.. “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach..” Guess what you don’t know.. “A way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach too”…I know shocker! Like who doesn’t like a fancy meal.. with a glass of nice wine.. Now don’t get me wrong.. We women like (scratch that), LOVE jewelry too.. BUT with a side of lobster risotto, it’s just divine.. 😉
So this Valentine’s day, I would like to give you a gift of love… aka homemade food..
|Bourbon cocoa dry rub
Dry onion powder – 1/2 tbsp
Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp
Fresh garlic -1 clove smashed
Mix all the above and rub over meat. Keep aside for 10 min. Grill according to your preference. (Medium preferred).
|Right before serving, warm a tbsp of butter in a sauce pan till fully melted. Remove from stove and add a tbsp of your favorite borboun on the steak. Season with a bit of salt. .
|Serve over the steak
Cocoa and bourbon glazed filet with roasted veggies and brown sugar encrusted baked pear.
|Sautee pine nuts, garlic and raisins
|Add chard and toss for a couple of minutes.
Swiss chard with pine nuts and raisins!
|Dry rub for pork chops
Salt. paprika, sumac, fresh garlic, dry thyme, dry mint leaves
|Moroccan pork chops with couscous and swiss chard
(with pine nuts and raisins)
|Poaching liquid prep for fish;
Cilantro, basil, garlic, lemongrass , lemon and salt
|Cover with enough water and bring to a boil.
|Lower the fish in the pan and cover. Cook for 10-12 minutes till the fish flakes easily. .
|Cilantro and lemon poached snapper with
Cilantro jasmine rice and steamed asparagus.
|Veggie pot pie with chives flavored cream sauce
|Roasted veggies including turnips, asparagus, carrots, shallots and garlic
|1/4 cup of cream boiled with salt and chopped chives.
Pour over the veggies.
|cover with puff pastry
|Egg wash and chopped chives and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 10-11 minutes till it’s golden and AWESOME!!
|Organic chocolate bark loaded with salted cashews, dry fruits , salt and paprika!
(Water in the saucepan)
|Melt chocolate over the simmering water
|Whisk till smoooooooth !
|Spread on parchment
|Chopped dry fruits and nuts!
|Cover with Goodies, sea salt and paprika !!
|Let cool for 1-2 hrs… ! I know WAIT till it cools down!
I wish you all love, health, peace and above all a presence of mind. Because everything else will follow.