Well My health (or lack of good in it) has led me to dive into another venture of cooking. Therefor, I have created a new Blog called All Free Living.
I hope that you will continue to follow me over there and embark on this All Free Journey of No Gluten, No Dairy, No Sugar way of life in hopes that my health will improve drastically and the road to good health will be short...
Looking forward to experimenting with foods from the Plant and sharing with all of you.. My passion in cooking delicious, healthy and gorgeous food still lives within and I will be bringing all of that to the table at All Free Living..

Hope to see you there and looking forward to your input...


Friday, July 16, 2010

Easy Chicken Pot Pies

With the weather being so hot and miserable I was trying to find something to cook that would not take to long to be in the kitchen...Okay so I cheated a little on this one, but hey it was 80 degrees in my house when I got home from driving back from the grocery store with NO air conditioning...(Does that sound like whining)?

I decided to either make Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes or Easy Chicken Pot Pies..Connor chose and the Pot Pies won. Within 20 minutes I had them all assembled and popped into the oven...(using the oven on such a hot day was not the wisest idea, but when it comes to comfort food who cares)
They were very yummy and all were happy...

Until next time....make ThymeforGourmet....

Easy Chicken Pot Pies

Oven 350
2 - 14.5 oz cans veg all (drained)
3 packets chicken gravy mix (prepare as directed on package)
1 pre-cooked whole chicken (shredded)
1 pkg. ready made pie crust

mix the veg all, chicken and 1 1/2 cups gravy together in a medium size bowl...spoon into individual ramekin's...cut crust rings to fit tops with a little hanging over...puncture tops to let steam out...
Brush with and egg wash if desired and bake till crust is brown (approx 40 minutes)

Serve with extra gravy if desired on top...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Braised Short Ribs on Garlic Mashed Potatoes

So I have really been watching the new Cooking Channel 232..I have to tell you this tops the Food Network by far. I do know that they are affiliated in the network..However, they are bringing back some oldies..Just to name a few...Julia Child, Jamie Oliver, Ching-He-Huang, Chuck Hughes (Chuck's Day Off)..Using so many fresh ingredients and so many new idea's..It is endless in helping ones mind in creating sure BLISS for your mouth...

I do have to tell you that John is surely enjoying himself in sampling all the new things that are calling my name to try them...

I really have fallen in love with Chuck's Day Off...He owns his own restaurant (He really does not have a day off...does anyone that owns their own business??) His culinary skills are incredible..You get the feeling that you are sitting across the table from him....(Oh Boy do I:) I have truly become a follower...

He was making this dish but included Green Beans with Poached Tomatoes...I made the dish exactly the way he said to but I actually put it into the Crock Pot after I brought the liquid to boil..I roasted mixed vegetables instead but still made the Garlic Mashed Potatoes...

"Pure Heaven delivered in a dish" is what John said after licking his bowl...I hope you try this and let me know what you think....

Until next time..... Make ThymeforGourmet

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gadget of the Week Meal

So the gadget of the week was a Homemade Pasta Cutter. I showed you pictures of the pasta rolled and cut. I decided to make Fettucini Alfredo with Chicken, Broccoli and Mushrooms. I served this with Iceberg wedges drizzled with a Vinagrette dressing garnished with radishes and garlic french bread....I had one of my very good friends visiting from Santa Cruz and we had been on the lake all day...Needless to say, everything was so mouthwatering delicious and refreshing that I didn't even have a 1/4 cup leftover for me to nibble on for breakfast...BUMMER!! Pasta dishes are alway's better the next day..

Deal of the Week


Did I find the best deal this week. I stopped by the Paso Robles Produce on Golden Hills Rd. in Paso Robles, CA. I just needed some lettuce for dinner last night and to my suprise it just happened to be

20 lb. for $12 Wednesday..I was a little confused so the very kind family that owns this facility explained to me that you fill up your basket with any produce item of any kind till the basket weighs 20 lbs. Ok. now I'm thinking to myself..Is this for real?? Avocado's were .99 cents a piece on the price above them...I was needless to say..STOKED!! I got everything here provided for $12...My Avocado's alone would have just cost me $4..What a deal...They also have what they call the .20 cent Tuesday..What this means is that produce items are .20 cents ea. or .20 cents per lb. Can't beat that deal either.

Paso Robles Produce is a local family owned business on Golden Hills Rd. They are really wonderful people. They try to accomodate any requests that you might have. Bringing in mostly all local products..

If your looking for great prices, great produce and want to support your local farmers, then this is your place to go...Check them out for yourselves..You will definately be impressed...

Till next time...make ThymeforGourmet