Friday, March 15, 2019

Irish Beef + Stout Pot Pie

Irish Beef and Stout Pot Pie | Local Food Rocks

In honor of St. Patrick's Day a hearty beef stew surrounded by buttery crust made with a nice local stout seemed like the right thing to do. How can you go wrong with tender chunks of beef and hearty vegetables in a rich, luscious gravy surrounded by puff pastry?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Westport Farmers' Market Seeding Into Spring

Westport Farmers Market Winter 2019

This Saturday, March 16th, the Westport Winter Farmers’ Market will say goodbye to its temporary winter home at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center with a free seed exchange.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Caraway Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Sliced Caraway Cheddar Irish Soda Bread | Local Food Rocks

As the wife of a musician in an Irish rock band (shameless plug, listen here: Mighty Ploughboys), March is a busy month and completely revolves around St. Paddy's Day. Yes, with a "d" not a "t" look it up.  Anywho, I'm cooking up a few special recipes to help celebrate Irish heritage. I don't bake bread much, but Irish soda bread is super easy to make and this combination of caraway and cheddar is a delicious non-traditional twist on the classic.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thai Chicken Salad With Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

Anyone else crave peanut butter sometimes? Like, just put your spoon into the jar and devour it while hovering in front of the open refrigerator door? Just me?

OK, so I try not to do that on the regular. The other day I wanted to curb my craving for peanut butter while still actually managing to eat a balanced lunch. Enter this quick homemade Thai peanut dressing, which I poured over roasted chicken pieces on a bed of crunchy veggies. Plus thanks to a package of PBfit, I got all the peanut butter flavor I wanted without all the extra calories.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Smashed White Bean + Avocado Wrap

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Wrap | Local Food Rocks

I find eating typically lighter meals when it's cold outside is a struggle. Like, who really wants a cold salad over something warm, carby, creamy, meaty, and comforting? You know what I mean? The downside is that eating those heavier meals at lunchtime makes me just want to take a nap; not a good thing when there are deadlines to meet. Thus, I've been finding a happy medium by making hearty yet healthy fresh veggie wraps for lunch. This smashed white bean one was such a winner I just had to share it with all of you.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Super Easy Hot Cocoa Fudge

Hot Cocoa Fudge with Mini Marshmallows | Local Food Rocks

Instead of sharing a heathy-eating, clean-eating, detox, reset yourself post for the new year, this first post of 2019 is a recipe for fudge. It's probably the quickest, easiest fudge you'll ever make and it tastes like a little piece of sweet heaven.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Boozy Panettone French Toast

Boozy Panettone French Toast | Local Food Rocks

As an Italian American, you know it's not the "holidays" unless you have panettone, a sweet airy bread speckled with candied orange and/or raisins. Immediately after Thanksgiving up to New Years Day you need to enjoy this sweet delight on the regular. While it's good on its own, I say let's kick off the New Year with a slightly boozy Panettone French Toast.

Disclosure: I received a ShopRite Trading Company Panettone from ShopRite to facilitate this post. I received no other compensation and the opinions contained herein are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.

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