beef stew recipe

stream of conscious recipe by: Michele kitagawa Ingredients: 2 lbs of beef stew meat (could be boneless chuck roast cut) Cut into 1 inch pieces cubes Generous pinch of kosher salt fresh cracked pepper 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar 1 yellow onion sliced 8 carrotsContinue reading “beef stew recipe”

sweet potato hash

I bought waaaaaaay too many sweet potatoes this past thanksgiving with the intention of making 3 different kinds of pies. Pumpkin. Apple. And sweet potato. 2 x pumpkin pies happened and the rest did not because the reality is, baking is very labor intensive and I ran out of time this holiday. So, cut toContinue reading “sweet potato hash”

astellar chicken + wild mushrooms + white wine pan sauce + garlic butter egg noodles

I made this recipe on Instagram stories the other night. It was really delicious. I am making a point of using my early hours to do this instead of the mindless other things I have been doing with my weird sleep schedule early morning wake ups. So here you have: astellar chicken + wild mushroomsContinue reading “astellar chicken + wild mushrooms + white wine pan sauce + garlic butter egg noodles”

TJ’s snack hack

Trader Joe’s easy flatbread snack ingredients: TJ’s garlic naan creme fraiche thin sliced red onions prosciutto fresh basil steps: thinly slice red onion place on naan bread Put in toaster oven on setting 5. Remove naan from toaster and dollop creme fraiche and place a piece of prosciutto on top. Throw on a few piecesContinue reading “TJ’s snack hack”

sun day meal plan

I am making it a point to try and keep my Sundays free so I can cook dinner for my little family. round one: astellar deviled eggs round two: astellar butter + spinach lettuce + watermelon + cucumber + avocado + lemon herb vinaigrette. round three: astellar turkey meatballs + polenta + spinach + panContinue reading “sun day meal plan”