R&D is a group of Hillstone restaurants that test menu items for consideration at Houston's, Bandera, South Beverly Grill, and the like! I've always wanted to eat at their location on Montana Ave and I finally did.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I see more ROFL'ing in my future. Good stuff.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I found this lemon bar recipe awhile back and have been meaning to try it (click here for link to ingredients!)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I made these cookies for breakfast. Don't judge.
-1 cup wheat flour (I like using 100% white wheat flour from Trader Joe's because it's not all grainy like normal whole wheat flour)
-1/8 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/3 cup cocoa powder
-3/4 cup better n' peanut butter (at room temp)
-1/2 cup coconut oil (at room temp)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup granulated sugar (I used baking Splenda)
-1/4 cup blackberry jam
Sunday, June 9, 2013
My dad has an endless appetite, so when he's in town I like to make giant one pot meals that he can dig into throughout the day. Last weekend, I was a little limited in terms of ingredients, but I managed to create a good mix of veggies, sweet potatoes and brown rice. It was a hearty crowd-pleaser!
-1 cup brown rice
-2 cups plus 1/4 cup veggie broth
-1/2 onion chopped
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 red pepper, chopped
-1 large sweet potato, cubed into small pieces
-3 cups (dry) kale
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/2 tsp dried basil
-1/2 tsp dried thyme
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
The key to this dish is cooking the rice part-way through before mixing it with everything else for bake time in the dutch oven within a 350 degree oven.
To start, I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees and got 2 cups veggie broth boiling in a pot. I added the cup of brown rice to the broth, turned heat to low, covered it, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
While the rice cooked part-way, I got out the dutch oven and sauteed the onion, garlic and red pepper with the herbs (oregano, thyme, basil) for a few minutes, until the pepper was softened and the onion was slightly translucent. Then I added the sweet potato pieces and continued sauteeing a few more minutes. Once the rice had cooked for 30 minutes, I added it to the dutch oven (with any excess liquid from the rice pot) along with the beans, kale, salt, and pepper.
This can keep hungry family members satisfied for days!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Street. I love this restaurant because the food is so unique and the plates are so small that you can try a lot of the dishes without feeling like you're beyond stuffed.