Gather

Remember that episode where Carrie has writers block and write about men and french fries…that’s how I felt about my last post. After a month’s hiatus, I’m still so behind…one of the minor flaws in writing a food blog is that you eat all.the.time. I guess that could be considered a bonus too. Anyways, it was a cold winter night, and we trekked to Gather at the Walker Art Center. A mere 2 minute walk from my front door, which I love.  We ordered the fries (delish), and grilled cheese sandwiches. Each sandwich had a different flavor – jam, bacon, something else I can’t remember. yum.

For entrees we ordered the tuna (my first time with straight up tuna, and it was ah-mazing) I highly recommend.  It had a citrus broth and was so refreshing I can’t even put it in words. We also ordered the fish, which had a greek essence, quinoa and parsley.

Dessert was warm guinness gingerbread cake, caramel apple compote, vanilla ice cream. I highly recommend,  owned by D’Amico, Gather has a different guest chef every month.  Enjoy!

http://gatherbydamico.com/

Chili = Perfection

Happy Tuesday! Not only did I get a promotion I have a great day at work, I also got into my favorite spin class at the The Firm. Great day am I right. The backstory is essential to know why I cook what I cook: if I work out I eat better. Not working out? Um, fried food galore and probably a handful or 2 of my cadbury mini egg secret stash. So given my new proximity to the gym and watching the funds I’ve been “healthier” by dining at home. At my last job, when I got laid off, I decided to utilize all the free stuff by printing a million recipes (payback)….I know, I’m hardcore. I digress…I keep all my recipes in an Orlando Bloom binder and found one for Turkey Chili Crunch.

I have to also note that I am picky meat eater (insert obvious joke here). I enjoy chicken, fish, turkey, brats (Don’t ask) but NOT other seafood (although I’ve still never tried lobster), duck (too chewy), steak, pork, lamb, etc. So this recipe was 1) healthy 2) cheap 3) warm 4) not beef

Check it out! http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/cook-yourself-thin/recipes/turkey-chili-crunch

I skipped the cilantro, and replaced pinto with kidney beans. I also threw in some leftover pasta because I was out of pasta sauce and need to use it up. One thing – they think the amount of spice is enough. It definitely could have used 1 whole chipotle pepper WITH seeds (hello desi). Topped with greek yogurt? Pretty dang good.