Smoked Tri-Tip

This amazing hunk of meat done right, will be a definite hit at family and friends barbecues. I’ve been perfecting my Smoked Tri-Tip since I moved to the beautiful and sunny Santa Monica, Ca. where Tri-Tip is readily available at most markets. Santa Monica also happens to be the perfect place to grill almost year round! I smoke…

Pro Abdomen NutriBullet Smoothie

I absolutely LOVE my NutriBullet. I make all kinds of smoothies and drinks with it. Not to mention I grind all my spices and dried herbs from the garden! This is my latest creation and definitely a regular weekly smoothie to keep my abdomen and and tracts and such happy and healthy! Into the Bullet…

Easter Lamb Stew

Since I had to work at 5:30am, Easter Sunday. I decided if I was going to cook dinner it had to be something that required very little work. That’s where the good old Crockpot always comes in handy! When I got home from work I tossed some lamb shoulder a can of fire roasted tomatoes…

Lamb Pot Pie and Green Mashers

I love fun quirky days to celebrate and eat lots of food. St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of those days! Usually I make Guinness battered fish and Chips. But, this year my dude inspired me to make this delicious Lamb Pot Pie and I came up with these exciting bright green mash potatoes! No…

Chicken and Waffles!

My daughter loves her some chicken and waffles. She’s also a teenager with a short attention span. I like to make her chicken and waffles when we actually get a morning together but I know I’ve got to be quick about it or she will fill up on easy access junk and be out the…

Asian Week at JJ’s

I’ve been on an Asian kick lately! Probably all the late night antena television I’ve been watching. Also! I got an AMAZING new sashimi knife a month ago! And, there was a sashimi grade swordfish on sale where I work. Thank you Whole Foods! I obeyed the signs from the food gods and purchased me…

Po’ Boy Subs

What Maia Wants Maia Gets! My daughter has been begging me to make her a Shrimp Po’ Boy since she got back from a summer trip to Port Aransas. She said it was the best thing she ever ate! So, of course I accepted the challenge for her to love mine as much! Since I…

Vegan Winter Stew

On cold winter days I find this soup perfect to warm the body but not too heavy when there is still lots of work to be done. You will get all the nutrients you need to keep your body fueled and full of energy. I had some leftover veggies from my farmers market shopping trip….

Rich and Creamy Hummus!

I’ve done it again. I made the most ridiculously yummy hummus and I did it quite by accident (which isn’t unusual for me). It all started with a taste sampler at work. I work at Whole Foods and we have theses Coco Lite pop cakes we pop in store. We were giving samples with different…

Pumpkin Chowder

I called this stew a chowder because of it’s rich creamy thick broth. Traditionally chowders are made with heavy cream and have chunks of seafood. The most common being clam chowder. Nowadays there are many creative versions of chowder recipes and I’m adding one more to the clan! My Pumpkin Chowder is a rich and…

Orphan Thanksgiving at JJ’s Way

The Menu: Bison Tri-Tip  Smoked on on the Webber over mesquite Roasted Duck  Rubbed in Chinese five spice Cornbread Stuffing  With apples and bacon Green Beans and Wild Mushrooms  Baked with parmesan cheese and bacon bits Cranberry Chutney The Party…

Thanks for Not Making Turkey Shopping List

I can’t wait to cook up some seriously delicious food for my Giving Thanks Feast! There will be no turkey served at my house and I don’t think it will be missed. Here’s my shopping list and a peak at what will be served at JJ’s Way… Gobble gobble… Shopping List Protein Bison Tri-Tip, Duck…