Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thai Chicken Curry and Rice Soup

Reinvent leftover roast chicken with this savory, salty, little bit spicy and sweet Thai chicken curry with rice. | Local Food Rocks

We have the habit of picking up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store at least a few times a month. It's one of Renato's favorite things to do when we need a quick dinner and don't have the time or conviction to cook from scratch. Whatever we don't finish at the first sitting will usually become something else like chicken salad, or something like this Thai chicken curry and rice soup.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Mixing It Up At Mezon In Danbury

Stargazer cocktail at Mezon with gin, grapefruit, honey and star anise | Local Food Rocks

When going out with friends our wants are fairly simple. Give us fun, shareable dishes, and great cocktails. Not necessarily in that order. In Danbury, that means Mezon on Mill Plain Road is pretty high on our list. Late last year they changed a few menu items, and I've got to tell ya, we have some new favorites.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Easy + Comforting Tortellini Soup

A simple comforting bowl of tortellini soup that will warm you up in mind, body and soul. | Local Food Rocks

The winter holidays sure came quick! This year I've tried to be more present in my holiday prep despite the time crunch. Yes, I had a ton of things to do, but my goal was to make sure I was in the moment, and truly enjoying what I was doing, even if it was navigating my way through crowded grocery stores. I wanted to recapture just a little bit of my childhood holiday glow. Oddly enough, this tortellini soup, whipped up as a simple weeknight dinner, is warming me up in all sorts of ways.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Maple Bacon Bourbon Chili On Cornbread Waffle

Maple Bacon Bourbon Chili On Cornbread Waffle | Local Food Rocks

What's more comforting than a big bowl of chili on a cold night? How about a chili chock full of smoky bacon, bourbon, and sweet maple syrup all served on top of a cornbread waffle? Oh yeah, this chili dinner fills you up and warms your soul.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Green Monster Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

Green Monster Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich | Local Food Rocks

Most Saturdays you'll find us making some kind of bacon and egg breakfast with all the fixings, followed by savoring multiple cups of coffee while sitting on the sofa perusing the latest news, or in my case, aimlessly scrolling through Instagram. This baseball-themed version of green eggs and ham is weekend breakfast perfection - spinach pesto eggs, crisp bacon, and tangy smashed avocado on a pretzel bun.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nellie's Free Range Eggs. I received compensation as well as coupons for free product to facilitate this recipe creation. The opinions contained herein are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Spicy Blueberry, Corn, and Avocado Salsa

Spicy blueberry, corn and avocado salsa | Local Food Rocks

This is not your average salsa. Packed with fresh blueberries, corn, avocado, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime, it's all about a little sweet with a little heat. It's easy to make, ready in about 10 minutes, and tastes great even without tortilla chips.

Disclosure: I received a box of Wholesome Pantry snacks 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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Monday, September 9, 2019

3 Healthy Snack Ideas For Summer and Beyond

Wholesome Pantry dried fruit and nuts are balanced late afternoon desk snack. | Local Food Rocks

This summer was especially jam-packed with activity both of the work and social variety. I don't know about you, but when I'm running around a lot, my eating habits take a nosedive, especially when it comes to snacking. Just because summer activities are winding down, doesn't mean my schedule is slowing down any time soon. That's why I'm sharing a few healthy snack ideas perfect for when you're on the move, at the office, or just enjoying time with friends.

Disclosure: I received a box of Wholesome Pantry snacks 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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