Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Behold my giant purple cauliflower.

This thing is huge, the cutting board it’s sitting on is 12 inches across. I only need to feed two, so half of that is getting mashed (thanks for the idea Merlene), and the other half will be roasted. For those who haven’t seen a purple one before, they taste the same, but it will […]

Fast Spinach Curry

Really easy curry, but with a note… I never use broth or coconut milk fast enough so I freeze them into ice cubes. I’m estimating approximately 1oz per cube* and converting back to ounces. 8 ounces (8 frozen cubes) of Vegetable Broth 4 ounces (4 frozen cubes) of coconut milk 1 Tablespoon red curry paste […]

Four Bean Salad

Needs to be made day ahead. Ingredients: 2 ounces of shallots (2 small) peeled and quartered 2 cloves of garlic peeled 2 teaspoons herbs de Provence 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano Dash of red pepper flakes (couple of shakes) 1/8 cup red wine vinegar 1/8 cup […]


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