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

Baked Sundays: Crackers!

Gluten Free Seeded Multigrain Crackers

These are damn tasty crackers! Crunchy, flavorful, healthy and awesome!  I’d been wanting to experiment with crackers for the kids at school, but wanted them to be really healthy, I remembered a recipe we made in culinary school for some “Oatmeal Dulse Crackers” I used that as a jumping off point and adapted it to […]

Eating Well: Red Russian Kale Frittata

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Russian Kale Frittata (Quick note: I don’t use non-stick cookware, so frittatas take a bit more oil, I’ve noted where you can leave out 2tbsp if using non-stick). Rinse your kale well, the cut off the tough end bits of the stem, then finely chop kale and stem.  In a saute pan melt half the […]

Beer Braised Oxtails

Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh, chopped 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 dashes cayenne 1, two inch piece of green chili, minced (polbano,or other mild-medium chili) 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1 bottle (12ounces) Lagunitas IPA 1 1/2 to […]

Auspicious Beginnings

On the first of January 2009 I found myself searching an external hard drive trying to find a photo, at first I couldn’t find the folder and was starting to panic, after a bit of digging I found the folder but not the photo… While searching through this folder I found another, one that had […]