Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog

Hello, I’m Cristina from I Say Nomato! Today I’m sharing a recipe that features not only tomato and pepper-free salsa (my specialty), but is so easy to throw together!

Mr. Nomato and I lived in the Caribbean for two years, on a tiny, tiny island. There are two things you need to know about this island. One, is that it only has one road. One crazy, terrifying road that I never shifted above 3rdgear on ever because if I did, I would probably die. The other thing you need to know is that this island is covered in goats.

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Spaghetti Squash with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

 

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Fall has officially arrived! I live in Texas, so it doesn’t quite feel like fall weather yet, but it certainly isn’t summer anymore. As soon as fall arrives, I bring out all of my favorite fall ingredients. Some of my favorite fall ingredients are pumpkin (duh!), apples, pomegranate, pecans and squash. There are so many varieties of squash to work with, but spaghetti squash has to be my favorite. [Read more…]


Kale Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Cucumber

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Cucumbers

Happy Monday! Becca here from Two Places at Once. I’m so excited to share my fist post on My Cooking Spot.

I’m a big fan of easy, healthy and hearty meals. A meal doesn’t need to take two hours to meet any of those criteria. I also like meals that can be eaten as leftovers. It’s way more affordable and you get to enjoy a delicious meal multiple times. Luckily, this kale salad with quinoa makes a huge portion and it super easy. [Read more…]


Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

Chicken for me is the perfect main dish for spring or summer and entertaining. When I think of bbq’s or picnics, a good chicken is always a crowd pleaser. There are so many ways to make chicken to please the masses, but I have found a recipe for chicken that is quick to prepare, not too expensive and also looks like an elegant dish.

I had threw a Farm-to-Table Potluck and wanted to make my Garlic Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas in a Chardonnay sauce. The sauce is so delicate and delicious and it goes perfect with the tender meat of the chicken thigh.


Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

I have never made chicken thighs before, so I was a little intimidated. I wanted to use the thighs because they are so versatile. They are almost impossible to overcook and dry out. That can always be a problem for me because I always want to make sure my chicken it cooked all the way through. With chicken thighs, it is a more forgiving cut.

I went with the bone-in skinless chicken thigh. I wanted to keep the bone in for easier eating since I was making this dish for a potluck. It can be eaten with your hands, or a fork and knife. Whichever your guests prefer.

The sauce with this dish compliments the chicken thighs in a way that you will want to lick your plate. The fresh vegetables of the mushrooms and english peas makes it a perfect dish. The sauce is a savory heaven that is perfect for the juicy chicken

If you are a fan of a crisp refreshing Chardonnay, you will love this sauce. The wine I used was 2012 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay from Cambria winery. I made this dish for a Farm-to-Table Potluck event that was hosted by Cambria. I love their wine because it was the perfect Chardonnay for this sauce and when you pair this wine to drink with this dish, your guests will love you.
Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

 

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