Rockin’ Cajun Chicken Sandwich – and a chance to win a $50 Gift Card!

Chicken breasts seasoned with Cajun seasoning.

Old skool, dawg! It’s been a few years since I’ve written the original post for the Rockin Cajun Chicken Sandwich, and I thought it would be a good time to resurrect it! Working as an expo, and then line cook at T.G.I. Friday’s for 8 years, I learned a few recipes along the way.

Willya look at that photo! That’s an oldie right there… perhaps I’ll upgrade that beauty one day, though I have to admit that it is charming.

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Send Me Your Scallops

Scallops with Champagne Grapes and Almonds

Did you know that scallops are effing expensive as hell? Geez man, $19.99 per pound for these beauties. Is it worth it? I’d say so. I mean, I definitely don’t eat them every week, or even every month. Shoot, honestly, I can’t remember the last time that I had scallops – it must have been at least a year ago! With that said, it’s nice to splurge a little every now and then, and send your money to the sea gods.

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Slaves Of Pain Habañero Crème Brûlée (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Raspberrty-Chile Creme Brulee, Melissa's Produce, The Great Pepper Cookbook

**The giveaway has ended – thanks for participating!! Our winners are Tim, Annette, Amanda & Denise!! We hope you enjoy these wonderful cookbooks!!

Prepare thyself!  A tantalizing and tormenting taste-bud traversal is about to begin! This Raspberry-Chile Crème Brûlée will make you a SLAVE of PAIN, but you’ll love it – pinkie swear. When Melissa’s Produce sent me Melissa’s The Great Pepper Cookbook (Oxmoor House), I saw this very recipe inside, and instantly thought of one of my good friends who LOVES the almighty habañero. Ohhh, that beautiful bright orange pepper is so shiny and pretty, but if you’ve ever dared to try a fresh sliver, you’ll immediately feel that searing pain on your tongue and any appendage that it happens to come in contact with.

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The Art Of Shredding Kale

Shredded Kale Salad with Dragon Fruit, Tiger Figs, Moscato Grapes, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Onion
This past weekend was filled with tons of great food not only from our Inland Empire Food Bloggers August Meeting, but I also had a birthday party to go to the same day that had the normal party fare, burgers, hot dogs, chili, chips, salsa, veggie tray – you get the idea. I think I had probably a leaf of lettuce and a floret of broccoli the whole weekend veggie wise.

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I Love Rock ‘n Roulade

Fig & Grape Pork Loin Roulade with coconut gravy and greens dressed with dragon fruit and lime
I remember the day that my parent’s got cable. My brother and I were really excited about it – me probably more than him because he was still pretty young at the time. We caught on real quick that MTV was the “it” station – we absolutely loved watching it, and Joan Jett was one of those artists that they played quite a bit. Looking back, those videos were pretty bad-ass!! Inspired by Joan Jett, and her song, “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,”, I present this gorgeous Pork Loin Roulade, stuffed with figs and champagne grapes, coconut gravy, and arugula dressed with dragon fruit and lime!

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